June 11, 1941 - May 15, 2021
Gerry R. Saunders, Sr. Born on June 11, 1941 in Portland, Oregon to Paul and Marge Saunders. They moved to Humboldt County in Northern California a year later where he lived until he enlisted in the Navy. Gerry spent the next 20 years traveling the world aboard several different ships and land bases. He was a radioman controller technician and reached the rank of E6. He met his wife Sharon in Japan and they married in 1970. They moved to Tracy in 1983 where they raised their sons. Gerry was active in Boy Scouts as a teen. While in the military he was active in sports such as bowling and pitching horseshoes. After retiring from the Navy he went to work for Superintendent of Schools in Alameda County until he retired completely. Gerry was very active in The Fleet Reserve Assoc., Life Member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Tracy Elks Lodge 2031 of which he was Past Exalted Ruler. He belonged to the Tri-Valley Horseshoe Club and pitched shoes in five State Tournaments and 1 World Tournament. He was also an avid bowler until he lost his leg to diabetes. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Sharon; three sons Jon, Richard and Gerry Jr.; 11 grandchildren Richie, Linnea, Kyle, Joshua, Serena, Alysha, Aren, JacLynn, Brandon, C.J. and Brenna; four great-grand-children Joseph, Christopher, Grayson and Mortisha. He is also survived by three brothers and a sister; Leo, Jim, Tim and Colleen Williams, and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Services will be held May 29 at 1pm, handled by Tracy Memorial Chapel.
Gerry R. Saunders, Sr. Born on June 11, 1941 in Portland, Oregon to Paul and Marge Saunders. They moved to Humboldt County in Northern California a year later where he lived until he enlisted in the Navy. Gerry spent the next 20 years traveling... View Obituary & Service Information
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