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Edward Richard Sanders

Pownal, Vt. — Edward R. Sanders, 57, of Pownal, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.

Ed was born to Barbara and Richard Sanders of Lyme, N.H. on Dec. 10, 1956, at Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover. He graduated from Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vt., received a BA in Education from Keene State College, a Master of Arts in Education from Rhode Island College, and an Advanced Education Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Antioch College.

Ed married Helen Moutsos of Randolph, Mass. in 1987, and they lived together in Massachusetts before relocating to Pownal in 1993.

Ed was a special education teacher working with children with unique and special needs, and was passionate about making a difference and improving the lives of his students.

He earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1974, the Eastern States National Forest Award and the Community Service Award, and was a member of the US Luge Association National Team. He volunteered at the homeless shelter in N. Bennington, Vt., and as a Scoutmaster in Bennington for the Boy Scouts of America.

Ed loved camping, especially at the family camp in Lyme, boating of all sorts, skiing and race car driving. He was a member of the Sports Car Club of America, and was an active participant in SCCA races and events.

Ed is survived by his parents, Barbara and Richard; his wife, Helen; his sister, Deborah; his niece, Leilani and nephew, Andre; as well as uncles, aunts, cousins and extended family, and his many dedicated friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241; Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America, Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, PO Box 492, Waterbury, VT; Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street, Braintree, MA 02184; or Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Lyme Location Farm in Monroe, N.H. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m.

To view an online memorial and or send a message of condolence to the family, please visit, www.rand-wilson.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, N.H.