John D. Sanders of the Town of Newburgh, a truck driver for Martin-Brower Metroplex entered into rest January 11, 2017 at Kaplan Family Hospice. He was 53.

The son of the late Stanley and Barbara (Rask) Sanders, he was born March 27, 1963 in Newburgh.

John spent his early years growing up in New Windsor attending Cornwall Schools before moving to Cotton, Minnesota in 1977. Then after graduation from Cotton High School he moved back to Newburgh in 1981. Ever the racing enthusiast, John raced at local area dirt tracks with his numbers 27-D and 4-J. He will be sadly missed by everyone in the race car community and all those who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny Sanders at home, brother, Jake Flaten and his wife, Mimi of New Windsor, sisters, Brenda Sanders Greenly and Billie-Jo Sanders of Minnesota; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will take place Saturday, January 14th from 4 to 7 p.m. at White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 North Plank Rd. (Route 32), Newburgh. Funeral service will commence at 7 p.m. following visitation.

Private cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please donations in John's memory to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

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