Ronald E. Saunders, 70,

 

 

Ronald E. Saunders, 70, of Hebron, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 25, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., with his family by his side. 

 

Born Aug. 18, 1938, in Arlington, Vt., he was the son of the late Herman N. and Clara Inez (Bentley) Saunders. 
Ron was educated in Rupert, Vt., and Salem.  Ron was a dairy farmer for Rice Farms in Bennington, Vt., and then Lathrop Farms in Shushan.  He went on to work for J.K. Adams in Dorset, Vt., and also at Moore’s Garage in Granville.  He then worked for Wooden Indian Corp. in Manchester for 19 years before becoming a self-employed carpenter from 1993 until the present. 
Ron’s number-one special interest was deer hunting.  He also enjoyed camping, car racing, card playing, especially poker.  Another interest Ron had was sugaring and he loved to dance.  Ron enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was an active member of the Modern Woodmen of America in Wells, Vt., where he enjoyed working bingo.
Ron is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Bruso Saunders, whom he married Aug. 25, 1958; his children, Brenda Myer and her husband, Philip, of Granville, Wanda Sheldon and her husband, David, of Manchester Center, Vt., Lindy Decker and her husband Jeff of Inverness, Fla., Anna Rumrill and her husband, Allen, of Hebron, Patricia Saunders of Wallingford, Vt., Nancy Greene and her husband, Vince, of Hebron, Eugene Saunders and his companion, Samantha Stone, of Manchester, Brian Saunders and his wife, Kim, of Grove City, Pa., and Brad Saunders and his companion, Meghan Price, of Hebron.  Ron is also survived by a special friend whom he considered a brother, Jimmy Fisher of Wells, Vt.  There are three other special friends whom Ron adored, Joyce Beebe, Neva Jaworski and Vicky Campbell, all of Hebron.  Ron is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Verna Hoyt and her husband, Ralph, of Rupert, Vt., Veronica Saville and her husband, Butch, of Kingsbury, Vona Wood (late Bill) of Hebron, Vicky Fifield and her husband, Howard, of Salem, Douglas Saunders and his wife, Sue, of Bennington, Vt., James Saunders and his wife, Jeanette, of Troy, Kenneth Saunders and his companion, Pam Williams, of Rupert, Vt., Timothy Saunders of Springfield, Vt., and Kevin Saunders of Morrisville, Vt.  He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Margaret Saunders of Salem, Susan Saunders of Rupert, Vt., and Carol Jean Saunders of Hebron as well as 25 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ron was also predeceased by his brothers, Theodore Saunders and Lyndus Saunders; an aunt, Marjorie Mudgett; and his uncles, Theodore, Norman and Richard Bentley.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, in the new section of Evergreen Cemetery in Salem with the Rev. Mary Beth Hutchinson officiating.
Memorial contributions in memory of Ron may be made to the Modern Woodmen of America, P.O. Box 648, Wells, Vt. 05774 or the Salem Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 360, Salem, N.Y. 12865

To share a memory of Ron, please visit www.mcclellanfuneralservice.com

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the McClellan Funeral Service, 19 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-3555.

 

Comments

comments

Tags: , , , , ,

About Manchester Newspapers

View all posts by Manchester Newspapers

Lakes Region Freepress – 12/09/16

North Country Freepress – 12/09/16

Northshire Freepress – 12/09/16

Lakes Classifieds – 12/09/16

Mini-Mall returns Saturday

Mini-Mall - Tree House

By Serena Kovalosky The Whitehall Mini-Mall is back and organizers say it’s going to be better than ever. Sponsored by […]

Carolers to bring joy to village

caroling

By Krystle S. Morey Nearly 100 carolers will take to the streets of Granville next Thursday to drum up some […]

Tree lighting event ‘biggest yet’

People of all ages came out to enjoy the tree lighting in 2009.

By Krystle S. Morey Some 2,000 people from across the region ventured to Granville last Friday for the village’s annual […]

Whitehall hosting holiday decorating contest

Christmas Lights

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce invites all town and village residents and businesses to get out their Christmas lights and […]

Classifieds 12/07/16

Weekender – 12/02/16

North Country Freepress – 12/02/16

Lakes Classifieds – 12/02/16