LANCASTER, Pa. — Ronald Allen “Ron” Saunders, 71, of Lancaster, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.
Born in Auburn, N.Y. to the late Orlie R. and Doris L. (Rawson) Saunders, he married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy (deBeaumont) in 1968. The couple celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this past June. In 1985, Ron moved with his family to Lancaster, Pa.
A 1964 graduate of West High School, he earned an AAS degree in electronics from Auburn Community College and attended Syracuse University with a major in physics and Widener University for managerial studies. Ron spent most of his career working in the television manufacturing industry with GTE Sylvania, General Electric, and RCA Thomson Consumer Electronics. He retired as a district manager from K.C. Building Maintenance in January. Ron enjoyed traveling with Nancy and visiting area wineries with friends. He was a talented photographer and artist and pursued those interests in his spare time.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Wendy, wife of Randall K. Nolt, of Gordonville, and a grandson, Zackory. Ron and Zackory shared a love of sports, especially watching Green Bay Packers football together. He will also be greatly missed by his brothers, Gary R. Saunders, married to Ginger, of South Daytona Beach, Fla., and Brian D. Saunders, companion of Edi Brooker, of Cocoa Beach, Fla. Sharing in our grief are cousins, nephews, and a niece all residing in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, South Carolina, and California.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a son, Timothy A. Saunders.
The family is grateful for the compassionate care Ron received through hospice services and Evergreen Estates Retirement Community.
A viewing will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by the funeral at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 with Rev. Daniel O’Brien officiating at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Interment will take place at noon Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in St. Joseph Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.
Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lancaster General Health Foundation, 609 N. Cherry St., 3rd Floor, Lancaster, PA 17602, with “Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute” in the memo line or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.
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