Jack E. Sanderson, 83, former Shelton, CT resident died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, N.J. following a brief illness.
Throughout his life, Jack remained devoted to his late wife and childhood sweetheart June (Ester Lewis), to whom he was married for more than 50 years.
A quiet, unassuming man who never had an unkind word for anyone, Jack will be greatly missed by his four sons and their families: Lee & Mary-Ellen, Red Bank, NJ; Don & Terry, Derby, CT Tod & Stefanie, Hamden, CT and Jay & Gina, Shelton, CT. He leaves five loving grandchildren: Ian and Gabriel, Red Bank, NJ; Jake and Brooke, Shelton, CT and Thomas Bickel of Naugatuck, CT; two great grandchildren and his brother Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Sanderson of Houston, TX.
Born in Clarks Summit, PA, Jack was the son of the late Mildred Geary and John (Jack) Sanderson.
A graduate of West Side High School Class of 1947 in Scranton, PA, Jack enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served in the 7th Motor Transport Division in Korea. Jack was very proud to have worked for television pioneer Alan B. DuMont at DuMont Laboratories in Passaic, NJ for 20 years before moving to Shelton, CT in 1974 where he then worked S.R.C Laboratories Fairfield CT. then for Perkin Elmer Inc. where he participated in the development of the Hubble Space Telescope, and finally Lacey Manufacturing in Bridgeport, CT as a Quality Control Engineer until retiring and moving to Toms River, NJ in 2002.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughtful expressions of sympathy at a time of great personal loss.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USO (www.uso.org/ <http://www.uso.org/> ) or Toys for Tots (toysfortots.org.)
Neither rich nor famous, Jack Sanderson was simply a good man who earned the respect of friends and co-workers. He leaves behind a loving family and a legacy of hard work and goodwill to all who knew him.
Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. with the Reverend Joseph Piccirillo officiating. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Friday from 4-8 p.m.
To leave an online condolence please visit us at http://www.mullinsfh.com/