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Joseph O. Sanders

January 14, 1926 November 18, 2019
Joseph O. Sanders
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Obituary for Joseph O. Sanders

Joseph O. Sanders of Gettysburg, 93, passed away on Monday, November 18 at home.
Born January 14, 1926, he was the son of the late Oliver F. and Martha (Rider) Sanders. He was predeceased by his wife Effie M. (Gastley) Sanders who died in 2014.
Joe was a graduate of Gettysburg High School and a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier church where he served on their first Parish Advisory Council.
Proud to serve his country from 1944 – 1946 in the U.S. Army, Joe was on overseas duty in Italy, the Philippines and Japan.
After the war, Joe became active in the AMVETS Post 172, and VFW Post 15, where he served as Quartermaster for many years, and became a Life Member in both. He was a member of American Legion Post 202, Forty et Eight Voyageur 731, Catholic War Veterans Post 1342 and the WWII Last Man Club. He served for years as Adj/Treasurer of the Allied Veterans Council of Adams County, and Treasurer of the Memorial Day Committee. After 25 active years in the Gettysburg Fire Department, Joe was awarded a Life Membership in 1979.
Joe retired from the Department of Defense at Letterkenny Army Depot in 1985 as a Computer Programmer Analyst finishing his 35 year career in data processing. After retirement, he worked 15 years part-time in the Adams County Courts as a tip staff.
He is survived by his three children, David J. Sanders and wife Shirley of Gettysburg, Scott M. Sanders and wife Susan of Harrisburg, and Judy A. Hamilton and husband Jesse of Waxahachie Texas. Also surviving are grandchildren Shane (Julie) Sanders, Amy Sanders, Brad( Colleen) Sanders, Emily (Jim) Nordfors, Janson (Brad) Davis, Jory Hamilton, Jacey (Matt) Davis, ten great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 25 East High Street, Gettysburg with Fr. Daniel Mitzel, Celebrant. Following the Mass, interment with full military honors provided by the Adams County Allied Veterans will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery. A Viewing will be held on Friday, November 22, from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg and on Saturday at the church from 9:00-10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome

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Visitation

Friday

22

Nov

1:00 PM 11/22/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11/22/2019 3:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Visitation

Saturday

23

Nov

9:00 AM 11/23/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

25 West High Street
Gettyburg, PA 17325

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
25 West High Street Gettyburg 17325 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Nov

10:00 AM 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

25 West High Street
Gettyburg, PA 17325

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
25 West High Street Gettyburg 17325 PA
United States
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