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Charles "Charlie" Saunders '51 March 31, 2017 9:35 AM updated: March 31, 2017 9:37 AM

Hannigan Short Disharoon obituary
700 West St.
Laurel , DE 19956
Telephone: (302) 875-3637

Charles L Saunders
August 24, 1929 - March 27, 2017

Charles L. Saunders, age 87, of Laurel, Delaware passed away on March 27, 2017 in his home.

Charles was born in Pensacola, Florida a son of the late Oscar, Sr. and Leola Saunders.

Charles was a graduate of Texas A&M university and then served his country as an officer in the United States Army. Charles later worked for Westinghouse for 45 years. Charles was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. He was an accomplished furniture refinisher and always willing to lend a hand to those in need.

Charles is survived by his wife Colletta Saunders. There children, Mark Ciarapica (Daniella) of Virginia, Lisa S. Stevens (Scott) of Texas, Susan S. Lundy of California, Diane Frederick of Florida, Teresa Thompson of Arizonia, Joseph Saunders (Frances) of Texas. Three grandchildren and two great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive him.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his children, Dorothy Dadds and Debbie Saunders, and a brother Oscar Saunders, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church 200 W. Market St. Laurel, DE on Saturday April, 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm. The Rev. Dean Purdue will officiate. Interment will be held privately.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home Laurel, DE. Online condolences can be made by visiting,

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