Maxwell Sanders Obituary

Maxwell D. Sanders
Maxwell D. Sanders

December 30, 1930 - October 16, 2020
Born in Romney, WV
Resided in East Lyme, Connecticut

Obituary

East Lyme- Maxwell Dudley Sanders, 89, of East Lyme, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born on December 30, 1930 to Holland and Ruth Sanders in Romney, West Virginia. After a short tour in the U.S. Army, he went on to Washington DC, where he was trained as an Electronics Specialist. It was there that he met his wife of 57 years, Salley, and began his 35 year career with the US Navy Department at the Naval Sea Support Center. His work assignments allowed him and his family to live on both the East and West Coasts of the United States for several years, until ultimately settling in East Lyme, CT. As a younger man, he enjoyed flying single engine aircraft, nature hikes, hunting and skiing, and after retirement, enjoyed his family. He also enjoyed ‘hunting’ at tag sales, watching Fox News and trying on hearing aids.
He is survived by his wife Salley, a daughter, Lisa Cruz (Rich) of Westbrook, 3 sons Graig (Tara) of Guilford, Bryon (Carleen) of Waterford and Steven (Christa) of Niantic, as well as 8 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Holland (Sonny) Sanders and a sister, Shirley Bowman.
A private graveside service with military honors will be celebrated in the East Lyme Cemetery, East Lyme. The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared on Maxwell’s Memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.

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