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Robert "Bob" Sanderson

March 20, 2015 — March 19, 2015

Robert "Bob" Sanderson, 87, passed away Thursday March 19, 2015. Bob grew up in Connecticut and attended the Westminster School in Simsbury. He graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, NY. Bob served 2 years in the US Army, EOD, during the Korean War. His lifelong love of golf, lead him to a career as a golf course superintendant. Bob moved to Port Charlotte in 1962 to work for General Development Corporation and supervise the building of the Port Charlotte Golf Course. He remained as the superintendant of the PCGC for over 24 years. Bob then was superintendant at Del Vera Golf Course in North Fort Myers, FL and, when he retired, he was superintendant at Heron's Glen Golf Course, also in North Fort Myers. He was a co-founder and past president of the Everglades Golf Course Superintendants Association, a co-founder of the Calusa Golf Course Superintendants Association, and a past president and director of the Florida Turf Grass Association. Bob was a member of the Golf Course Superintendants Association of America. He enjoyed spending time with his family and vacationing at his cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. He will be greatly missed by his daily walking buddy, Rufus, the labradoodle. Bob will be greatly missed by his daughter, Pamela S. (Chet) Kolber of Punta Gorda, FL; sister, Shirlee S. Mitchell of Hanover , New Hampshire; nieces and nephews, Whitney Mitchell, Lynne Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Brooks Mitchell, Tracy Wallace, Tammy Lane and Natalie Lane. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Ann Sanderson.

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