Merle W. Sanders
07/28/1929 - 12/03/2017

Merle W. Sanders, 88, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Betty Jane (Lookenbill) Sanders his wife of 62 years. Born July 28, 1929, in Hanover, he was the son of the late Clifford and Pauline (Leppo) Sanders. Merle was the owner-operator of Sanders Gulf in Hanover for many years, working in the auto business all his life and most recently at Stambaugh Auto Sales in Hanover. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hanover, and was a life member of the Amvets, VFW, American Legion, Elks and Moose all of Hanover, and the McSherrystown Knights of Columbus and Home Association. Merle was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII and the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Wayne Lookenbill and wife Sandra of Hanover, Randy Sanders and wife Michele of Littlestown and Lori Rogers and husband Wim of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Mark Lookenbill, Ashley Sanders, Zachary and Kelsey Rogers; three great-grandchildren; three siblings, Jackie Zepp, Richard Sanders and Laverne Sanders all of Hanover. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Jane Sanders and a brother, Raymond Sanders. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, December 7, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hanover, with Rev. Ryan M. Fischer as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hanover, with the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard providing military honors. Friends and relatives will be received 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions in memory of Merle may be made to St. Joseph Church, 5055 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA 17331.

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Posted at:12/09/2017 8:08 pm
Terry Evangelista -
Lori, Wim, Zack and Kelsey, So sorry to hear about your dad/grandfather. We've all been in your shoes and know how hard it is. We will keep you in our prayers and hope you can find comfort in family and memories. With love and sympathy, Terry and Jerry Evangelista

Posted at:12/05/2017 9:09 pm
Joan Trosky -
Loti, I was sad to hear about the passing of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Joanie and Larkin

Posted at:12/05/2017 11:11 pm
Susan Heatherington -
My heart is with you and your family, Lori. Your dear Dad will help you on this journey ... Love and prayers, Susan

Posted at:12/05/2017 10:10 am
Lisa Tiberio -
I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted at:12/04/2017 7:07 pm
Andy n Lynn Angel -
Andy n I are so sorry to hear your loss we extend our prayers and thoughts To each and everyone of you.

Posted at:12/04/2017 8:08 pm
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Posted at:02/07/2018 2:02 pm
Lisa Reh -
Betty, Lori and family, I was so saddened to read about Merele's passing. He was full of joy and eager to share a funny story. I'll keep your family in my prayers. God bless all of you.

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