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CAROLINA SHORES — Robert William Sanders, 87, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017.

He was born June 22, 1929, in Queens, New York, to the late Charles and Regina Sanders. Robert was also preceded in death by a son, Dean Sanders; and daughter, Katherine Sanders.

Robert was a master gardener and accomplished carpenter and builder. He was very good at sports and enjoyed coaching soccer. He loved traveling and camping with his children. He had a great admiration for ancient Egypt. His wicked sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.

Left to carry his memory are his loving wife, Joan; son, Robert Sanders Jr. of Syosset, New York; daughter, Alicia Sanders of San Diego, California; sister, Martha Allen of New Jersey; and three grandchildren, William, Nick and John.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, in Shallotte, North Carolina.

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