Death of Richard Harold Sanders

RICHARD HAROLD SANDERS, 81, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Julia Manor in Hagerstown.

Born November 5, 1932 in Washington County, MD, he was the son of the late Preston and Mildred Specher Sanders.

Richard was a member of Grace United Methodist Church; Elks Lodge #378 of Hagerstown; American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown; Friendship Lodge #84 A.F. & A.M.; and the Ali Ghan-Sayara Unit of Cumberland where he made over 500 trips to the Shriners Hospital transporting children.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Noreen Sanders; son, Richard Sanders and wife Kathy of Richmond, VA; brother, Gordon Sanders and wife Connie of Sharpsburg, MD; four grandchildren, Heather, Michael, Stephanie, and Megan; and very special friends, Barbara Howard of Hagerstown, and Jean and Cheyenne Kline of Stateline PA.

Richard was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Sanders, Larry Sanders, Jimmy Sanders, and Don Sanders.

Services will be held Monday, 1pm, March 31 at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd, Hagerstown, MD. Pastor Curtis Ehrgott will officiate.
Burial will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Garden in Hagerstown. Military honors provided by Washington County AMVETS Post #10 and Marine Corp. League of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 30, from 6-8pm at Minnich Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be provided by Friendship Lodge #84 at 7pm.