Dudley James Sanderson

September 1, 1930October 18, 2012

Dudley James Sanderson, 82, passed away October 18, 2012. Jim was born in Oneida, NY on September 1, 1930. He graduated from Holy Cross College, served his country in the US Army, and was employed with IBM for his entire career. Jim will be remembered most for his lust for life, his unique charisma, his dedication to his wife of 56 years, children and grandchildren, and his incredible spiritual and physical strength.

Jim is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Craft Sanderson; children Paul Sanderson and wife Terry of Nashville, TN; Carla Dagnino and husband Aldo of Cary, NC; Diane Meiburg and husband David of Cary, NC; Joanna Helms and husband Tim of Goldsboro, NC; Mike Sanderson and wife Sharlene of Apex, NC and special nephew David Orr and wife Melisa of Savannah, GA; grandchildren Grant Meiburg and wife Stacie; Patrick Meiburg; Taylor Meiburg; Adrian Thompson; Lucas Helms; Ian Sanderson; Zi Huan Sanderson; Caleb Sanderson; Alden Sanderson; and Sydney Orr; brothers Pete Sanderson and wife BJ of Cary, NC; Mike Sanderson and wife Linda of Chesterbrook, PA; sister Ginny Lyons and husband Gerry of Norwood, MS; and sister-in-law Barb Sanderson of Oneida, NY. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his brother Robert Sanderson and his niece Joann Sanderson Ladds.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Apex, NC, with a Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 11:30 a.m. A reception, following the Mass, will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Western Wake Crisis Ministry.



  • Visitation Monday, October 22, 2012
  • Memorial Mass Monday, October 22, 2012


  • Reception to Follow

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Edward Mckinnie

October 29, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow

Frank May

October 26, 2012

Jim was one of those IBM'ers you could count on to help. It has been many years since I had the privilege to work with Jim. I will always remember his smile and positive outlook on things!! My condolences to his family!!

Frank May

Pete Benda

October 25, 2012

Jim touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. He was my self appointed "mentor" when I joined Store Systems in 1978 and taught me the subtleties of creating "PSEs" and how to forecast the rapid growth of IBM supermarket scanning system installations. In recent years Judy and I have enjoyed our visits with Jim and Jean in the NC mountains where his daughter, Diane Meiburg, is our neighbor and friend. Jim was a great fighter. His positive attitude and supportive family saw him through uncountable health crises over the past 15 years. God speed, Jim. See you in Heaven!

October 23, 2012

To the family ~ I grew up in Oneida with the Sandersons and I am sorry for you loss. Please accept my condolences..
Rosie (Carhart) Keenan

Pat & Elsie King

October 23, 2012

Jim & his family were neighbors for many years. He was a wonderful person and we are so sorry to learn of his passing.
Our condolences to the family.


October 23, 2012

Jim was a great friend, coworker and mentor. He will be missed.

October 22, 2012

Great man...Honor to know him on 2 occasions when they came to Nashville. Gone physically, but lives Spiritually with us forever.
Tommy & Stacey Anderson and family.

Celia Camara

October 22, 2012

We are going to miss you here at CGHS cafe we had great times with you espicialy on taco day.we love you

Pat Lynch

October 22, 2012

I was a co-worker of Jim's at IBM. He was a pleasure to know: genuine, friendly, and reliable. There was always a smile on his face. I know he will be greatly missed, but am sure his presence will be welcomed in heaven.
My sincere sympathy to his family.

Doreen & Pete Burke

October 22, 2012

Rest in peace Jim. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.