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Graveside services were held for Robert David "Dave" Saunders, 71, of Ellsworth Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, who passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Hospice House.
Dave was born Feb. 27, 1946, in New Castle, the son of Donald F. and Ruth M. (McFerren) Saunders.
He was a 1964 graduate of Mercer High School and moved to the Youngstown area in 1968. Dave worked in the rewind assembly plant of Packard Electric for over 30 years, retiring in June of 2001.
His wife the former Gretchen L. Johnson whom he married in 1969, passed away Oct. 22, 2014.
Dave leaves one son, Kevin (Jessica) Saunders of North Jackson, Ohio; one brother Donald M. of Durham, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Anita Filer of Grove City and Paula (Mike) Samolsky of Kerrville, Texas; a brother-in-law, Bruce (Barbara) Johnson of Hermitage; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to express many thanks to all those who helped care for Dave in the recent weeks and also to his many friends who provided friendship and support.
Published on September 30, 2017
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