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

Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

407624_345593242132090_322483287_n

By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

Bridge

By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

DSC_1921

By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Townwide sale next weekend

Lawn sale 006

By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/21/15