Maylon Barton Sanders, age 84, of Waterford, PA died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Edinboro Manor. He was born in Cambridge Springs, PA on June 5, 1932 the son of the late Barton and Florence Robbins Sanders.

Sanders, Maylon001young??????Maylon was a 1950 graduate of Edinboro High School and he went on to complete one year of studies at Gannon University. He served two years in the United States Army and is a decorated Korean War veteran. He married Barbara Ann Chase from Erie in 1958 and they settled in Waterford in 1959. Maylon loved gardening and raising roses for which he won numerous awards. His love of the woods and his expertise in managing timber across northwest Pennsylvania is how he will best be known. Maylon was in the timber business all of his life and he worked his way to manager of the True Temper Accounting Department in Union City from where he retired in 1990. The timber business was still in his blood and so he came out of retirement to work 14 more years until his final retirement in 2004. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Waterford, was an avid hunter, and loved to tell good hunting stories.

Sanders, Maylon002??????He was preceded in death in addition to his parents and his wife of 51 years, Barbara, by two sisters – Charlotte Gilson and Alberta Kent. Maylon is survived by four children – Cynthia Fleming and her husband, Beryl of Erie; Colleen Porter and her husband, Mark of Edinboro; Craig Sanders and his wife, Marlies of San Antonio, TX;? and Curtis Sanders of Waterford. Also surviving are eight grandchildren -Erien Marshall (Josh), Megan Fleming, Ryan Fleming, Sean Fleming; Rachel Olszewski (Leo), Amanda Porter, Austin Porter; and Brock Sanders; and a great grandson – Lucas Olszewski.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Monday, August 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Gary Donaldson, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Erie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Asbury United Methodist Church in Waterford.