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Norman Saunders, 80, of Rotonda West, Florida, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 30, 2018 after a long illness. By his side were his wife of 61 years, Shirley Saunders, and his daughter, Lorraine Saunders, also of Rotonda West, and his son, Scott Saunders of Groveport, Ohio. Norman was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, and married Shirley Schrock, his high school sweetheart from Battle Creek. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and had a career with Clark Equipment Company for 36 years where he worked as a service representative. Retirement brought Norman and Shirley to Rotonda West, Florida, where they have lived for 18 years, despite the hurricanes, the visits by the alligators in their yard, and the constant battles with the armadillos that ate up their yard. Norman loved it so much in Florida that he no longer wanted to travel as everything he loved was in Florida. Norman had season tickets to the local minor league baseball games and a local community theatre. He prided himself on keeping his yard nice and hanging his U.S. flag. He loved when members of his family came for a visit and enjoyed playing cards with them. It's the only time he let his kids call him bad names. Above all, he was an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan. Besides being survived by his wife and two children, Norman is survived by his daughter-in-law, Shari Saunders; his granddaughter, Erin Saunders; and his great-granddaughter, Allison, all of Groveport, Ohio. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Suncoast Humane Society at www.humane.org or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.englewoodfh.com .
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