Troy S. Sanders
11/16/1964 - 12/04/2017

Troy S. Sanders, 53, of Hanover, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at his home with his family by his side after a courageous and brave battle with ALS. He was the husband of Marie E. (Hicks) Sanders to whom he was married 26 years. Born November 16, 1964 in Hanover, he was the son of Laverne C. “Sonny” and Virginia A. “Jenny” (Hahn) Sanders of Hanover. Troy was employed as an independent operator for Snyder/Lance of Hanover. He was a 1982 graduate of Hanover High School and an avid Miami Dolphins fan since childhood. You could not miss his contagious smile. He enjoyed bowling, going to the YMCA and his favorite pastime, playing golf. Troy always enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and especially his dog Finnley. Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two sons; Jaden and Cameron Sanders both of Hanover, a sister; Julie St. Pierre and husband Thomas of York, two nephews; Conner and Brady. In addition, Troy will be lovingly remembered by Marie’s family. Per Troy’s wishes his body is being donated to science. Friends and relatives will be received 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Rev. Peg Grzelkowski officiating. Contributions in memory of Troy may be made to ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way #270, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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Posted at:12/06/2017 3:03 pm
Paul Boldosser -
To Marie and your family, sending our sympathy. Troy was a great work friend, always smiling. I'm going to be away on a mission trip to Florida, sending prayers to comfort you.

Posted at:12/06/2017 3:03 pm
Barb Lynch -
So sorry for your loss, Marie. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Barb

Posted at:12/06/2017 8:08 am
Pat Lippy -
What can I say except I miss you. We talked each other off the Snyder's ledge so many times but that's not how I choose to remember you. I remember our chats these past few years. How we figured out it was ok to hug and to say "I love you". The burgers by the pool and the crab soup (I'll smile every time I eat that now). The openness about our fears. The laughter over the things we did when we were young. The head shaking when we felt blessed to have survived it. Yes, Troy, these are the memories I will hold on to. I feel blessed that I was able to walk with you on this path all these years. I was the blessed one. Thank you (and Marie) for allowing us to be a part of your lives. There will always be love, ALWAYS!!

Posted at:12/05/2017 7:07 pm
Janice Klunk -
Marie and family, We are all so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Klunk Family

Posted at:12/05/2017 10:10 pm
Andrea Goodson -
Troy, your smile will never fade. Neither will the love you had for everyone you touched. May you be free, and smiling upon your sweet Marie and your boys for evermore. Honored to say you were my friend. God Bless your entire family and all your friends.

Posted at:12/05/2017 11:11 pm
Michelle Cramer -
Marie, May God be with you and the boys during this time of sorrow. I have you all in my prayers and I hope the memories of this great man help you get through the rough times. Please know that I am here for you and if you need anything, anything at all, I am a call or text away to help you! My sincere sympathy to you. And may Troy's gift to science help with finding a cure for future ALS patients everywhere.

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