Herbert Sanders

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Herbert L. Sanders, 99
SOUTH PORTLAND - Herbert L. Sanders, 99, of Kirkland Avenue, South Portland, sadly passed away at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough, on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born on March 2, 1918, in Belfast, son of Rudolph Sanders and Anna Belle Curtis.
Herb and his brother, Lawrence, were raised on a farm in New Brunswick, Canada. They both went through hard times, but thanks only to Grandfather Sanders, they had fond memories of him taking them on buggy and sleigh rides. Herb left at 15 to make a better life. He was very thankful to Bill Neptune and family, a chief on the Indian reservation, who gave him a loving place to stay and work. Herb later became a cook in Bangor and Portland restaurants.
He enlisted into the Army Air Force 17th Bomb Group during World War II from 1941 to 1945. He became a Sergeant and served in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany. After returning home, he became a cook and baker at SMVTI for 27 years. During that time, he met the love of his life and wife of 59 years, Alice W. Selberg, and raised a family. He continued to work for Rudi the Plummer, Audubon Society, and the School for the Deaf, over the years.
Herbert's hobbies were music, dancing, and wood carving which he learned while working in the logging camp in Canada as a young man. He sang with the Barber Shop Quartet for 11 years. His grandchildren enjoyed hearing him yodel.
Dad was a hard worker, and always provided for his family. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and loving grandfather. His heartfelt smile will be forever missed.
Herbert was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, Lawrence.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Alice Sanders, of South Portland; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Carlene Kinney of South Portland; grandchildren, Ariel, Daryn, Autumn, and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Tiana, Hope, Jude, and Shay.
The family wishes to thank all those who knew and cared for him at the Maine Veterans Home.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, at Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, followed by a celebration of Herb's life at 10 Kirkland Ave., South Portland. Arrangements are under the guidance of
Hobbs Funeral Home
, South Portland.

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Hobbs Funeral Home
671 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 18, 2017
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