Raphael L. Sanders Jr.
01/08/1939 - 07/25/2019

Raphael L. “Pork” Sanders Jr., 80, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was the husband of Roseann E. (Cramer) Sanders who died February 17, 2014. Born January 8, 1939 in Hanover, he was the son of the late Raphael L. Sanders Sr. and Geraldine (Waller) Sanders. Pork was retired from ESAB Welding and Cutting Products in Hanover, formerly Alloy Rods of York, with over 40 years of service. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Hanover, the Hanover Republican Club, and the Hanover Home Association. Pork was a 1958 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown, and was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed his time at the “Have Gun Will Hunt” hunting camp in Caledonia. Surviving are four children, Michael A. Sanders and wife Teri of Lititz, Robert A. Sanders and wife Sue of Hanover, Charles W. Sanders and wife Anna of Hanover, and Geri Lynn Benzel and husband Marc of York; a daughter-in-law Kim Sanders of Hanover; 9 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and three brothers, Francis W. Sanders and Stephen D. Sanders both of Hanover, and Robert A. Sanders of New Oxford. He was preceded in death by a son, Raphael L. “Smoke” Sanders III. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown. Burial will be held privately. Friends and relatives will be received for a viewing on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Pork may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 220 Third Street, Hanover, PA, 17331.

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Posted at:07/29/2019 3:03 pm
Teenie Aumen
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Sanders family in the loss of Pork. It was a pleasure to know him, may he rest in peace. Teenie and Wege

Posted at:07/30/2019 10:10 pm
Dave & Jane Concino
To the entire Sanders family: Out thoughts and prayers are with you. With our deepest sympathy! Dave & Jane

Posted at:07/31/2019 12:12 am
Frank Sanders

Posted at:07/31/2019 1:01 pm
Frank Sanders

Posted at:07/31/2019 2:02 pm
Shelly Fair
To the Sanders family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Pork was a great person and I know how much he'll be missed. My deepest sympathy, Shelly

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