Robert   E.   ‘Bob’   Sanders
1952 – 2009
FARMINGTON — Robert E.”Bob” Sanders, 57, of Jay, formerly of Livermore Falls, fought a courageous battle with cancer. He gained his wings on Thursday, Dec. 17, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 2, 1952, in Farmington, the son of Carl L. Caton and Constance E. “Connie” Chandler (Sanders) Caton.
He was a 1970 graduate of Livermore Falls High School, attended Eastern Maine School of Carpentry and was a proud member of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War.
On July 15, 1978, he married Sylvia McKenna at Rumford Center. He was a self-employed mechanic in Livermore Falls and Jay, and worked as a dispatcher and patrolman for the Jay Police Department. Most recently, he managed the transfer station for the town of Jay.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia of Jay; two sons, Jacob Sanders and his wife, Athena, and their children, Gavin, Bretteney and Ian, all of Jay and Kevin Carl Sanders and his dog, Abby, of North Jay; his stepmother, Helen Teele of Wilton; three brothers, Richard Sanders and his wife, Shirley, of Leeds, Douglas Caton and his wife, Tiffany, of Litchfield and David Croteau of Farmington; four sisters, Irene Couture and her husband, Tony, of Jay, Arlene Welch and her husband, Hershel, of Jay, Nancy Chaney and her husband, Ted, of Jay and Dayna Emerson and her husband, James, of Bangor; and 20 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother and father; and brother, James Sanders May 2006.

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