JAMES L. SAUN­DERS JR.

The Progress-Index Weekend - - OBITUARIES -

James Lyn­wood Saun­ders, Jr., 81, of Colo­nial Heights, VA, passed away Septem­ber 29, 2018, at INOVA Loudoun Hos­pi­tal af­ter a brief ill­ness. He was the son of the late James L. Saun­ders and Eve­lyn Snellings.

Jim’s ca­reer as a com­puter spe­cial­ist with the Depart­ment of De­fense con­cluded with his re­tire­ment at Fort Lee, VA. He was a ta­lented cab­i­net maker and en­joyed sail­ing.

He was a de­voted hus­band, father and grand­fa­ther and will be missed by his fam­ily and friends.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Beth; daugh­ters Lynn Hoff­mann and hus­band, Mark, of High­lands Ranch, CO; and Jennene Wil­son and hus­band John, of Tar­pon Springs, FL; Step-daugh­ter Kelly Rush and hus­band Dave of Ash­burn, VA; grand­chil­dren Katy Mait­land, Daniel Mait­land, Luke Hoff­mann, Mon­tana Wil­son, Emma Wil­son, Saman­tha Rush and Pa­trick Rush; and brother Mar­vin Saun­ders of Ur­banna, VA.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held on Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 13 at 11 a.m., Our Sav­ior’s Way Lutheran Church in Ash­burn, VA, with Pas­tor Bill Mann of­fi­ci­at­ing. In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may be made in Jim’s me­mory to Lutheran World Re­lief, P.O. Box 17061, Bal­ti­more, MD 21297-1061.

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