Alumnus David Sanders ’90 Dies in Tragic Accident

David Sanders, Wabash Class of 1990, died Monday when he was struck riding his bicycle near his home. Known affectionately as "The Colonel," he was a biology major and member of Sigma Chi and the football team while at Wabash.

His obituary follows:

David W. Sanders

David W. Sanders, MD Millcreek, PA David W. Sanders, MD, age 36, of Millcreek, PA, died Monday, August 1, 2005. He was born in Euclid, OH, on October 21, 1968, son of Floyd Sanders and the late Mary Lou Sanders.

David was a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He attended Wabash College and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Summa Health System in Akron, OH. He then completed two years of Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

David then came to Erie and spent three years as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at St. Vincent Health Center where he was Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. He relocated to Lansing, MI to continue his career as a surgeon. He was an active member and Lecturer at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church.

David was an avid sports fan, loved golf and enjoyed being a stand-up comic at Jr's Last Laugh Comedy Club, but more than anything, he loved being a dad.

Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Danielle Sanders and his daughters: Victoria, Olivia and Emma and a sister, Missy Sanders and her fiance', Ken McGibney of Leawood, KS.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Griffith, IN, with Fr. Theodore Mens, celebrating. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday, August 5, 2005 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road) Highland, IN and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.