James Sanders Jr.
James Thomas Sanders, known to family and friends as "JT," peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 10, 2017 at the age of 92 years.
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, JT enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, serving aboard the submarine USS Charr (SS-328) until his honorable discharge in 1946.
In 1952, he began his management career in the aerospace industry with Hughes Aircraft Company in Culver City, California. JT worked with several companies throughout this time, retiring from Hughes Aircraft Company, and moving to Silver Ridge, ME, in 1986. A lifelong Mason, JT joined the masonic order in 1952, serving some 65 years in both the lodge and the shrine.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Treva (nee Larlee), daughters Deirdre and Treva, sons David, Michael and William, and 6 grandchildren: Ashley, Thomas, John, Caleb, Liam, and Gabriel.
A private family ceremony was held to honor JT’s life on Tuesday, December 12, at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Bangor. Memorial donations in memory of James T Sanders can be made to the Maine Veteran's Home, Unit B, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401.
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