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Norman E. "Peach" Sanders

March 7, 1933 ~ January 22, 2018 (age 84)

          Norman E. "Peach" Sanders, 84, of Seneca, went home to be with the Lord on Monday afternoon, January 22, 2018, at Oakwood Heights in Oil City, following a brief illness.

          He was born in Butler on March 7, 1933, a son of the late Chester L. and Alberta R. (Kerr) Sanders.

          Mr. Sanders was a 1951 graduate of Oil City High School.

          He was drafted and served in the U.S. Army from 1951 through 1953.

          Norm was a member of Seneca United Methodist Church, where he was an offering counter and head usher.

          He worked for the family business, Sanders Radio & TV, located in Seneca, for 47 years.  He retired in 2001.

          Peach enjoyed hunting, and especially fishing on his Pontoon boat at Pymatuning Lake. He enjoyed time with his children and family, and he also enjoyed baking and making homemade maple nut Easter eggs.

          He was married in Oil City to Donna Jean Wagner on June 2, 1956 and she survives.

          Norman is also survived by three daughters, Janice Morrow and her husband Charlie of Oil City, Debbie Stoltz and her husband Oscar of Emlenton, and Shari Sheatz and her husband Chuck of Cranberry; two sons, Gary Sanders of Seneca, and Steve Sanders of Oil City; six grandchildren: Lucas Stoltz and his wife Lauren, Rebekah Stoltz, Jessica McAfoose and her husband Mason, Leah Sanders, Sheila Beichner and her husband Eric, and Shannon Smail and her husband Alex; and three great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Nathaniel, and Benjamin Stoltz. 

          Also surviving are three sisters, Mary Jane Williams and her husband Rich of Oil City, Susan Kahle and her husband Willie of Seneca, and Martha Tarr and her husband Donnie of Oil City; a sister-in-law, Shirley Sanders, of Butler; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

          In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Sanders, who died June 25, 2015.

          Friends and family will be received Wednesday (Jan. 24) from 3 - 7 p.m. in the Hile-Best Funeral Home, Inc. 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township. A funeral service will be held Thursday (Jan. 25) at 11 a.m. in the Seneca United Methodist Church, 196 East State Road in Seneca, officiated by Rev. William E. Hastings, church pastor.  A visitation will be held in the church one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday.  The V.E.T.S. Honor Guard will accord full military honors following the funeral.

          Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery, Cranberry.

          Contributions in Norman’s memory may be made to the Seneca United Methodist Church, 196 East State Rd, Seneca, PA 16346.

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