|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1918|
|Death: ||May 25, 2006|
Ansil "Sandy" Saunders, was born on September 23, 1918, to Veta Elvenia Rader and Jesse Thomas Saunders, in Joplin, MO.
He died on May 25, 2006, at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, and was laid to rest on June 3, 2006 (noon) at the Oahu,Cemetery. Darrell Ames reports that Sandy, has no tombstone but is buried in the same Plot as Eleanor Shonk, his Mother-in-law.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1935 and was a Pearl Harbor Survivor. He received many medals for his outstanding service to our country. Retiring after 23 years of service in the Navy with the rank of Chief Boson Mate, from CINCPAC Fleet.
He lived an extraordinary life. For 25 years he Managed the Pearl Harbor Auto Hobby Shop. "Sandy," was Chairman Emeritus and active member of the Board of Directors of AMMA, and Branch 46 of the Fleet Reserve Association. A life member of the American Legion and VFW. He held numerous offices and positions of leadership for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lois Barbara Jean Shouk: His children, Sheila Mae, Orlena, Paula Contreras, Alby L. and Lydia De Bay; and 13 grandchildren.
Donations can be made in his memory to the "Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund." #1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, HI 96818.
Lois B.J. Shonk Saunders (1925 - 2008)*
Plot: Lot 90 Section 9
Created by: Lita
Record added: Aug 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15123360
Thanks Sandy! for keeping guard out there in the Pacific. Looking out after our 50th state. I Remember Pearl Harbor. You were there with my husband, Ray. Missing you both.<3|
Added: Jul. 4, 2015
Hi Sandy! It's your Birthday time again and also Memorial Day weekend. You will never be forgotten. Especially, that great smile that brought cheer to so many. "Maloma Pono" my friend. Many blessings.|
Added: May. 23, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sandy, I couldn't get to Pearl this year. It rained, last time I was there. Sure do miss you and the other P. H. Survivors, and of course, I miss my Ray. R.I.P.|
L. S. B.
Added: Sep. 28, 2013
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