WESTFIELD - Daniel R. Sanderson, age 69, of Elm St., Westfield died Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, following a courageous four year battle with cancer.
Dan was born on Oct. 17, 1942 in Westfield, N.Y., a son of the late Russell and Conchetta (Sarah) Condello Sanderson.
Dan, also known as "Carbon" or "Carb" by his longtime high school friends, was a lifelong Westfield resident and a graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School. He had been employed in the offices of the former Ajax Flexible Couplings, the former LaPorte Chevrolet, the former Pagano's Plumbing and Westfield Homes. He had also been an associate with the Mason Funeral Home. Active in his community, Dan was a former member of the Fire Department of Westfield Cascade Hose Company and was a current member of the Firemen's Exempt Association and the Loyal Order of Moose No. 118. He enjoyed golf and played in the retiree's travel golf league. Dan was an accomplished bowler having rolled a 300 game and a 700 series and was a member of the PBA. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR. Dan was a devoted member of the Lakeshore Assembly of God where he was active in many church activities and served as a Deacon.
Daniel R. Sanderson
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Lois (Wood) Sanderson; his three daughters, Dawn (Kevin) Okerlund of Westfield, N.Y., Denise (Brian) Hartley of Mooresville, N.C., and Danielle (Corey) DeHaven of Raleigh, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, of which Alicia is more like a daughter; his two sisters, Martha Kelley and Edith S. Brewer; and his brother, James Sanderson.
Besides his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his son, Daryl Sanderson in 1970.
Friends called on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m., at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, N.Y. His funeral service was held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Lakeshore Assembly of God, 252 East Main Street, Westfield, N.Y., with Rev. Vincent Sanzo officiating. Dan's family was present at the church to receive friends and family for one hour prior to his service. Burial was in Westfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to the Lakeshore Assembly of God church or donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org/No./waystohelp/donate/donateonline. There is more information to "pay tribute to a loved one" online. The family would also encourage people to donate blood and platelets to the American Red Cross.
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