Obituary, Fench Alonzo “Sandy” Sanderson

Fench Alonzo “Sandy” Sanderson, 72, of Virginia Beach, a retired master chief radioman, died Tuesday, June 7, 1994, at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, after a long illness.
Master Chief Sanderson was born in Dillon, S.C. He retired from active duty in 1979 after 34 years of distinguished service during which he received numerous awards and commendations including the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star and the Navy Achievement Medal. He was a survivor of the bombing of the USS Franklin in the Bay of Japan in 1945.

{REST} Following his naval career, he was a manpower analyst for Technology Management Corporation for eight years. He maintained membership at Bethany Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C., and was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.

Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Marie; his brother, Lawton of Darlington, S.C.; his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Sue Sanderson, and their daughters, Kate and Elizabeth of Norfolk; his daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Dan Mutty, and their children, Maria and Tom, of Portsmouth, R.I.; and his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lyne Sanderson, and their sons, Phil and Gabriel of Nags Head.

Services will be held on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. The family will remain after the service to greet friends. Burial will be on Monday at 2 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society

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