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Douglas John Sanders

August 27, 1960 ~ November 1, 2019 (age 59)


Doug Sanders died November 1, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He was the beloved son of the late Maynard F. Sanders and the late Diana R. Sanders. 

Doug was raised in Wayne, Pa., graduating from Radnor High School, Hussein School of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he was awarded the J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Travel Scholarship.  He spent his life immersed and surrounded by the arts, specifically excelling in watercolor paintings of his observations of people and landscapes throughout his life. 

Doug was a walking encyclopedia; he could have a conversation with anyone about anything.  His favorite topics were movies, politics, sports and history.

Doug will be supremely missed by his sisters, Hilarie Showalter of Media, Pennsylvania and Jill Sanders of Windermere, Florida, and his brother, Jeff Sanders of Denver, Colorado, as well as his adored nieces and nephews, Mallory Perrotti and Connor Showalter, and Payton, Brett, Beau and Tessa Sanders. 

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