Born July 11, 1906 in Charleston, S.C., he moved to Florida from Hiram in 1982.
Mr. Sanders was a chemical engineer until he retired. He served as mayor of Hiram from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a Hiram Township trustee and a Hiram Board of Education member.He also was a deacon of Hiram Christian Church.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bradenton, Fla. and was on the roster of Registered Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors of Ohio.
Survivors include his sons, Edward R. III of Tampa, Fla., Richard G. of Carlsbad, Calif. and David W. of Athens, Ohio; daughter, Amy of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren; and sister, Alma Thomas of Savannah, Ga.
Services were held Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Bradenton, Fla. Kicliter Funeral Home in Palmetto, Fla. handled arrangements.