10/27/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ronnie Sanders

Ronald Frederic Sanders
(04 Feb 1948 - 08 Oct 2006)


Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter.

  From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 10/26/06 - "Death":


  George Fenigsohn ('65 - of VA) just told me that    Ronnie Sanders - one of our '65ers, died.  Didn't know if you had heard.


   Oh, no!!!  Thank you, Pam.  I'm so very sorry to hear this; I appreciate your telling me.  I had not heard. 


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/27/06 - "  Ronnie Sanders":

Here is Ronnie Sanders' obit:


   Thank you so much, David.

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch - 10/12/06:


Ronald F. "Doc" Sanders

SANDERS Ronald "Doc" F. Sanders, 58, of Inwood, W.Va., passed away Sunday evening, October 8, 2006 at his home. He was born February 4, 1948 in Newport News, Va. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sara Weiner Sanders. He is survived by his loving children, Jeffery Sanders and Lauren Carpenter, both of Ashland, Va.; and one grandson, Owen Carpenter. He is also survived by his father, Daniel Sanders, of Inwood, W.Va. Services will be held at a later date. Parham Chapel Woody Funeral Home assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 10/12/2006.
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Ronald Frederic Sanders

Fall of 1964

I didn't know him well or even long, but it didn't take much to see what a loving father he was. He also seemed to care about others before him self, a wonderful quality. I send his family love for the great loss and he will be missed.
Crystal Thompson (Mechanicsville, VA ) - October 13, 2006
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I never met Mr. Sanders but just hearing his daughter talk about him seems like he was a wonderful man and father my deepest sympathy go out to Lauren and Jeffery, you guys are in my prayers.
Adrienne Royal (Richmond, VA ) - October 13, 2006
I am truly sorry for your loss. May your friends and family carry you through this time of grief. Take joy in remembering his life as a life well lived.
Scarlet McCormick (Richmond, VA ) - October 13, 2006
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I am sorry for your loss. Just remember footprints in the sand, where God says "During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." I wish your family well.
Kenny Shaver (Richmond, VA ) - October 13, 2006
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Ronnie had aspirations to go to dental school and worked with me in my dental office and dental laboratory one summer after high school when I practiced in downtown Newport News...I think he decided to become a podiatrist instead of a dentist...as a relative was already in that field. Very nice fellow...we had lost contact...so young.
RBA NNHS Class of 1951
Robert Allen DDS (Hampton, VA ) - October 27, 2006
I was sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. He was always a lot of fun. I enjoyed our early adult years playing basketball and softball at the JCC.
Best wishes to his family
Joel Flax (Virginia Beach, VA ) - October 28, 2006
I, too, remember Ronnie from long ago. He was part of our group from Magruder School. I am sorry about his passing and my condolences go out to his family and friends.
Barry Rew (Midlothian, VA ) - October 30, 2006
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I knew Ronnie throughout my elementary and high school years. He was a great and kind person, always. Although I have not had the opportunity to see Ronnie in the past 41 years, I will miss him even more.
Rip Collins (Nashville, TN ) - October 31, 2006
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I was a good friend of Ronnie's during college and after. I enjoyed many good times with him and JoAnn. I am sad and a bit shaken by his passing.
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Richard Gottlieb (New York, NY ) - October 31, 2006
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My mother (Rae Gordon) was very good friends with the Sanders family, especially Ronnie's mother Sara. As kids, we used to play ball at the JCC in Newport News and spend time swimming at the Chamberlin Hotel in Hampton. Those were good days that created many happy memories.
I'm sorry to hear of Ronnie's death.
and wish to express my sympathy to the entire Sanders family.
HARMON GORDON (VA BEACH, VA ) - November 1, 2006
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  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/27/06:

     Ronnie (and    George and    Pam) and I all attended Magruder School together as children, so we've known each other a mighty long time.  Ronnie and I were both in Mrs. Gladys Curry's fourth grade class.  
   This is one of my favorite photos of Ronnie, blurry image and all.  I captured it on our field trip to Williamsburg.  I was trying to take a picture of the horse's head shown at the top.  Just as I snapped it, Ronnie jumped in and stuck his tongue out at me.  I'm sure I didn't think it was all that amusing at the time, but when I saw the picture, I had to laugh. 

   Ronnie frequently made me laugh.  I don't think I've seen him since our graduation 41 years ago, but I shall miss him anyway.

Ronnie Sanders  
Early Spring 1957 - Williamsburg, VA  

  From the Valedictorian of the Class of 1965, Charles Braslow of the Virgin Islands -
10/30/06 - "
  Ronnie Sanders":

Dear Carol,

I was sorry to hear about Ronnie Sanders' passing. He lived near me in Hidenwood and was one of a contingent of Typhoons who lived up in Ferguson and Warwick territory. He was one day older than me so our Bar Mitzvahs were a week apart in February, 1961, when we were NNHS mice. His and my parents decided to have a joint Bar Mitzvah dance which I always resented because I didn't want to share the spotlight!

My condolences to his family and, as always, thanks to you for keeping us all up to date.

Charlie Braslow, NNHS '65

   Thank you, Charlie. 


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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Ronnie's family and friends.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

"Fanfare and Funeral March" (Opus 62, No. 3)

- Felix Mendelssohn, 1844
(3 Feb 1809 - 4 Nov 1847)

Felix Mendelssohn's "Fanfare and Funeral March" (Opus 62, No. 3) midi courtesy
http://www.piano-midi.de/mendelssohn.htm - 10/27/06

Silver Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 03/28/05

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 02/10/05

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