Edward W. Sanders, 84, of Sandy Lake passed away September 7, 2021, at home with his family by his side. He was born in Washington Township at the Sanders’ homestead to Howard and Gladys Stafford Sanders on October 15, 1936.  Edwards’s mother passed away six days after his birth, and he was raised by his paternal grandparents Edward and Dora Sanders. On January 12, 1963, he married Irene E. Smith. He was a 1956 graduate of Edinboro High School and was a dedicated lifelong dairy farmer.  His favorite things were taking care of his animals and spending time with his children.  

     Edward was preceded in death by grandparents, Edward and Dora Sanders; mother, Gladys Stafford Sanders; father, Howard Sanders; stepmother, Audrey Sanders; and sister Joyce Peters.

     Edward is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene Sanders of Sandy Lake; children: William Sanders of Sandy Lake, Karen (Joe) Bryer of Linesville and Edward Jr. (Marilyn) Sanders of Sandy Lake; and brothers, Philip Sanders of Edinboro and Paul Sanders of Erie.

     Friends and family are invited to call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 335 Venango Avenue, Cambridge Springs, PA on Friday September 10, 2021, from 1 to 3 pm and to the funeral service to be held there at 3 pm. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Drakes Mills.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.