Erminia A. Sanders 1932-2020

HOWLAND — Erminia A. “Erma” Sanders, 88, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at home, with her family by her side.

Erma was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Warren, the daughter of Eugene “Gino” and Mary Lazzari.

She was a 1950 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. Erma retired in 1995 from Yorktown Homes, Ryan Homes as an executive secretary after 25 years and had previously worked at Packard Electric for three years.

Erma was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren. She enjoyed playing cards, going to casinos, dancing, reading and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Erma is survived by her husband, Michael “Mike” Sanders, whom she married July 3, 1954; two children, Tim (Karen) Sanders of Champion and Karen (Jerry) Sandford of Howland; 11 grandchildren, Erin, Christopher, Lauren, Jason, Michael, Nicholas, Mikala, Marauka, Anna, Jere and Montana; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Gregory (Colleen) Lazzari; a daughter-in-law, Bobbi Sanders of Elida, Ohio; a son-in-law, Dr. A. Scott Santucci of Howland; and a sister-in-law, Florence Lazzari of Atlanta, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Sanders; daughter, Debra Santucci; two sisters, Adrian Lazzari and Jacqualyn Burns; two brothers, Edward and Richard Lazzari; and a grandson, Shaun Palette.

A private family service was held at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

Entombment was in All Souls Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to Erma’s family.

(special notice)