2007-08-24 / Obits

Robert Earl Sanders

Security Guard

Robert Earl Sanders, a longtime Far Rockaway resident, died August 12.

Sanders, whose nickname was "Goody," was born in Irwin, North Carolina on September 1, 1953 and was educated at Shawtown High School in N.C. He worked various jobs, working as a security guard in Manhattan for several years and, most recently, at Thriftway on Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway.

Sanders was preceded in death by his father, Robert June Sanders.

He is survived by his mother, Sarah Crenshaw-Sanders; children, Katrina and Shawanna Edwards, Paulie Sanders and Ramel Morris; grandchildren, Tyshawn Edwards, Kerri-Ann Edwards, Tyhiem Dixon, Jada Sanchez and Ariana Morris; sisters, Rebecca Prince and Linda Faye Penny; brother, Walter Jr. Sanders; nephews, Carlton and Corey Penny, Fred, Brandon Higgs and Walter Sanders; nieces: Jennifer Sanders Flenorl and Sarah James, and Loshana and Patricia Penny; brotherin law, William Wheeler; grandmother, Betty Wheeler; god-nephews, Anthony, Bear and Flenorl; and other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with visitation and a service at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Disposition was at Oxford Hills Crematory in Chester, New York.

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