David E. Saunders


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Danvers - David E. Saunders passed away peacefully, after battling ALS, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Born in Wales, David moved to Bristol, England, with his family in 1959 and gained a Mechanical Engineering degree. He started his career working at British aircraft Corporation working on the Concord aircraft. With his wife Julia he moved to the USA in 1968, and after a year at Bell Aero systems in Niagara Falls, New York, spent the rest of his career at General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts.
He leaves his wife of 53 years Julia; his son Craig and his wife Mary of Brewer, Maine; his daughter Karen of Kensington Maryland; his sister Judith of Cheshire, England; and his grandchildren Bridget, Brendan, and Brady Saunders, Jordan, Adam and Nathan Zennia.

David was an active participant at All Saints Church in Danvers and volunteered in many aspects of Danvers life. He was one of the founders of the Danvers Youth Soccer Program, worked on the Danvers Rail Trail, tutored at the Middleton Jail and served for a time on the Conservation Commission. David enjoyed both domestic and international travel, but was equally happy walking in the neighborhood and being in his home, and visiting with his grandchildren. They brought him much joy.

His celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019, in All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore in Danvers. There are no visiting hours and the burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to the ALS Association; 685 Canton St., Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062, or the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. Online condolences and directions may be found at www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on February 11, 2019
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Cheryl Gagnon Biilings
Feb 12, 2019
Julia, Craig & Karen, Please know David ( your Dad) and your family has been on our prayer list ... sending you and yours hugs and comfort ...
Sharon Clement
Feb 12, 2019
On behalf of Danvers Youth Soccer, our expressed gratitude for David's involvement with this great soccer league. Our sincerest condolences to your family.

Board of Directors
Danvers Youth Soccer
Irene Gaudet
Feb 11, 2019
It was my privilege to know you and be a member of your care staff. You brought light and love into my life.
Judy Manuel
Feb 11, 2019
Dear Julia, Craig and Karen,
The Manuel family sends their deepest sympathies to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.