Obituary of Ruth E. Sanders
SANDERS - Ruth E.
October 25, 2018. Beloved wife of the late C. Reid Sanders. Loving mother
of Ellen Stewart Sanders-Noonan. The family will be present at the JOHN E.
ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME (Amherst Chapel), 280 Grover Cleveland
Highway (at Bailey), on Sunday from 2-5 PM. A Funeral Service will be held
on Monday at 2 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood
Ave., Buffalo. Memorial contributions may be made to Buffalo Niagara
Waterkeeper, 721 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. See complete obituary and
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Sanders, Ruth Ess - October 25, 2018, age 93, after a long illness. Loving wife of the late C. Reid Sanders, beloved mother of Ellen Stewart Sanders-Noonan. Also survived by cousin Barbara Danna, sister-in-law Nancy Thomas, many nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren Luke, Logan and Abigail Noonan, grand-cat Pearl Grey, and many friends. Special aunt to Patricia Ess of Buffalo and dear friend of Trish Parker. Ruth grew up in West Englewood, NJ and Buffalo, NY. After graduating from Riverside High School, she worked for the US Census Bureau and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. She and Reid married in 1956 and lived in Kenmore for almost fifty years, where they entertained often and enjoyed many wonderful friends and neighbors. After being a homemaker, she returned to work as secretary and office manager to then-Principal Richard F. Coates at Hoover Junior High School, a twenty-year career in which she excelled with colleagues she loved, making many lasting friendships. A lover of the outdoors and a great believer in fresh air, Ruth and her daughter walked to the library, combed Delaware Park for good leaves in the fall, enjoyed the beach in the summers, hiked at western New York parks in all seasons, and learned to ski together at Kissing Bridge. She loved to drive the car and was up for just about any adventure. She took great joy in Buffalo's renaissance and especially the development of trails on the Outer Harbor. May her gentle, strong spirit smile and laugh behind the wheel again, foot on accelerator, windows down, driving by the birds and trees. Rest in peace.