Gerald “Deder” Saunders

January 21, 1928 ‒ October 23, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Gerald “Deder” Saunders, age 88, of Mount Vernon passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Wedgewood Estates in Mansfield.

He was born on January 21, 1928 in Knox County, Ohio to the late Clarence and Melissa (Moreland) Saunders. Deder was employed and retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass after 30 years of service.

He is survived by his son Rick Saunders; his daughter Karen (John) Peters; his daughter-in-law Gloria Saunders; his grandchildren Brandee Saunders and Thei Saunders; and his sister Myrta Lou Shellenbarger.

In addition to his parents, Deder was preceded in death by his wife Jane (Cline) Saunders; his sons Rodney Saunders and Neal Saunders; his brothers Clyde, Clarence and Donald Saunders; and his sisters Alice Frye, Esther Willey, Opal Roach, Anna Mae McPherson and Garnett Saunders.

There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private service at a later date.

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  • Gloria, Gary and I are sorry to hear of your father in law’s passing. We know that because of you he had love and comfort during his later days. You were a blessing to him as well as his family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.