Mark E. Sanders

Published 7:11 pm Friday, August 16, 2019

Mark E. Sanders, 63, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Washington Funeral & Cremation Hillside Chapel, located at 4500 U.S. Highway 264 E., Washington, NC 27889. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m.

Mark was a United States Navy Diver, a loving father, husband, brother and friend. He was skilled in many areas such as business development, IT and craftsmanship. Mark was President Emeritus of the Wall Street Technology Association. As a licensed boat captain, he loved the outdoors, fishing, skiing and being on the water. His love for the outdoors and sea life continues with his children, who also love adventures around the world. He also had a strong appreciation for many genres of music, spending time with his wife, Schalea, at numerous concerts, theatre shows and traveling around the globe.

Mark was very proud of his wife, Schalea Sanders, and her accomplishments as an author, professor, entrepreneur and Educational Consultant. He will be remembered by all as a mentor, a leader and someone who always had an unforgettable smile, and contagious laugh.

Mark was predeceased by his grandparents, Lillian and Samuel Sanders; father, Leonard Sanders; mother, Regine Rosetti; and brothers, Ronald and Gary Stutto.

He is survived by his sons, Sam and Steven Sanders; wife, Schalea Sanders; daughters-in-law, Adina Sanders and Michelle Donovan; daughter, Christina Sanders; stepsons, Isaiah Scott and Michael Preston; sisters, Dalida Tayler and Darlene Nagel; sisters-in-law, Kelley Sanders and Judy Stutto; brothers, Michael Sanders and Ralph Stutto; brothers-in-law, Sal Petruso and Bruce Nagel; nieces and nephews, Skylar, Nolan, Lilly, Charlotte; and mother, Dolores Sanders.

Flowers are welcome. Donations in honor of Mark Sanders to the North Carolina Estuarium, 223 E. Water St., Washington, NC 27889 are also appreciated. Washington Funeral & Cremation-Hillside Chapel is serving the Sanders Family.