Thomas G. Sanders, 91, of Lancaster PA., died peacefully on Nov 19, 2017 after a brief illness. Tom was born in Stillwater, OK, son of Margaret (Boylin) and Jesse T Sanders. During WWII he served in the European Theater as a PFC US ARMY Infantry.
He earned both a bachelor’s in foreign service and master’s in economics from Georgetown University, primarily working as a market research analyst in the steel industry starting at US Steel in Pittsburgh, PA where he met his beloved wife, Lucille. The majority of his career was spent at Youngstown Sheet & Tube, in Youngstown, OH, followed by positions at Jones & Laughlin in Pittsburgh and LTV Steel in Cleveland. After retirement he and Lucy enjoyed traveling the country in their RV, and ultimately retired to Woodcrest Villa in Lancaster.
Tom had a passion for music and was an excellent clarinetist playing into his 80s. He played with the New Holland Band for many years, and performed in church and gave recitals for family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ, 1850 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603, with the Rev. Kathryn Kuhn officiating. The family will greet friends from 2:00 PM until the time of the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in the Memorial Gardens at Church of the Apostles U.C.C.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity, 443 Fairview Ave. Lancaster, PA 17603.