Eugene "Gene" Howard Sanders

November 18, 1929January 17, 2019

Eugene “Gene” Howard Sanders of Manchester Township passed on January 17, 2019 in his 89th year doing one of the things he loved, travelling. He was born in the Bronx to the late Evelyn and Joseph Sanders on November 18, 1929. He was the adored husband of Doris, who after 63 years of marriage held hands and snuck a kiss. He was the loving father of Jill and Keith and Anne Sanders. Cherished grandfather of Jeffrey, Jennifer, Kimberly, Allison, Elisabeth and Vanna, and the great-grandfather of Caden, Sophia, Isabella and Daniella. Brother to the late Sandy. Good Friend to many. He was a man of many words, positive, upbeat, and entertaining. He was loved and he was “The King.” He will be so terribly missed, but thought of with a smile, “Don’t tell me, I’ll tell you." "Quack Quack.” Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 11:00-11:30AM at the D’Elia Funeral Home 1300 Vermont Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11:30AM at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, NJ. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Gene’s memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Cullen's Crusaders (ALS). For further information or to post a tribute please visit


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Eugene "Gene" Howard Sanders

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