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Robert Lee Saunders, 79, of Erie, died suddenly on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at UPMC-Hamot Hospital, Erie, after a brief illness. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio on July 16, 1942, the son of the late Estel and Dorothy Saunders.
He graduated from Wintersville High School in 1960 and soon after joined the US Army. He was stationed at Fort Mead, Maryland, then Wiesbaden, Germany. After his honorable discharge, he moved to Erie, Pennsylvania and was employed at General Electric for four years. He then launched and co-owned Advanced Protection Services / Dictograph Alarms for 30 years. Then, in retirement, he liked to be “The Bailiff Bob”. He worked as an usher for the Erie Seawolves for over 15 years and also as an usher for the Erie Bayhawks and currently as an usher for the Erie Otters. He was the friendly face of sections 103 and 104.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, James and sisters, Carol Townsend and JoAnn Cain and brother-in-law, Bill Cain, all from the Steubenville, Ohio area. He is also predeceased by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kent and Shirley Osborne of Butler, Pennsylvania, and brother-in-law, Tim Martin of Erie.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn and daughter, Beth Spellman (John) of Pittsburgh and his sister-in-law Laurene Berringer of Erie and his sister-in-law, Nancy Martin of Grand Valley, PA. Also survived are his sister-in-law, Catherine Saunders and his brother-in-law, Butch Townsend of the Steubenville area and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was a member of Rotary Erie for over 40 years and of the Weis Library United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, boating and camping.
Friends may call Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. 4216 Sterrettania Rd. on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Additional call times will be held there on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time of the funeral at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Because You Care, 6041 West Rd. McKean, PA 16426 or the charity of your choice.