LEWES, Del. - James L. Sanders, age 68 passed away on May 30th after suffering with ESRD for 5 years and other related health complications. He died peacefully at Christiana Care where he was medivac'ed from Beebe Medical Center. His daughters and wife were by his side at the end. He was born on March 18, 1945 in Baltimore to the late Louis B. and Elizabeth H. Sanders. He grew up in Baltimore where he attended McDonough School and graduated from Parkville H.S. in 1963. He recently attended his 50th high school reunion and was reunited with fellow classmates. Jim was most recently employed by Alutech United/East Coast Shutters as a salesman and was well liked by his customers due to his winning personality. He created new accounts, and provided such great service that many became repeat customers. He was a larger than life character with a generous heart of gold. He was the life of the party and the one who always picked up the check. He was a master story teller and could bring people to their knees with laughter. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Orioles and the Ravens. He rarely missed a game on TV and planned his day around the baseball schedule. Even though the last few years had been debilitating for him as his life grew smaller he still managed to make new friends of the Techs and patients at the Dialysis Center where he underwent treatment 3 times weekly. The home health nurses who came to the house were very fond of him as well.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie Wardell (nee Hugel), his daughters Joell Bacchieri and Prudence Sanders Downes and her husband Mickey, his step family, Gabriel Wardell and wife Trin Intra, Zachary Wardell and wife Tessa Foris; four grandchildren, Leo Bacchieri, Max Bacchieri, Gustav Wardell and Greta Intra. At last he is at peace and out of pain. He will be missed by many who loved him dearly.
A memorial and celebration of life will be held at a later
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Jim's
memory to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd
St., New York, NY 10016.
Letters of condolence may be emailed via Watson Funeral Home's website.