GLENS FALLS, NY – Dr. Herbert G. Saunders, 94, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Home of the Good Shepherd in Moreau, New York following a long illness.
Dr. Saunders was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on February 20, 1924, one of three sons of the late Henry P. and Gladys Hodges Saunders. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. On September 12, 1947, he married Patricia Sim, and he studied at Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania Dental School. He practiced dentistry in Orange, Connecticut for more than forty years before moving to Glens Falls, New York. Herb was a Mason, and he made many friends though his interest in buying and restoring antique furniture.
Dr. Herbert G. Saunders was predeceased by his wife Patricia, his son Jonathan D. Saunders, and his brothers Richard L. Saunders and Robert H. Saunders. He is survived by his sons Douglas S. Saunders and wife Helen C. Saunders of Somerset, Massachusetts, Dr. Richard A. Saunders and wife Beth S. Saunders of Queensbury, New York, in addition to grandson Christopher A. Saunders and Helen’s daughter, Beth Miranda, by his sister-in-law Peggy Saunders of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, as well as nieces Linda, Jean, Patricia Lynn, and Pamela, and nephews Stephen and Gregory.
Services for Dr Herbert Saunders
Calling hours will take place Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to noon at Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804.
A memorial service follows at noon at the funeral home, with the Rev. Meredith Vanderminden, pastor of Christ Church United Methodist, officiating.
Interment is at the Orange Cemetery in Connecticut at a later time.
Herb’s family would like to thank the staff members of Hudson Headwaters Health Network, the Moreau Home of the Good Shepherd, in addition to the Moreau Emergency Squad for their kind and patient care for Herb in his later years.
In lieu of flowers, make memorial contributions to The Home of the Good Shepherd, 400 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866 or the Moreau Emergency Squad, 1583 Route 9, Moreau, New York, 12803.
Condolences may be sent directly to Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804, or through bakerfuneralhome.com.