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Rev. Herbert Warren Sanderson

May 20, 1931 ~ August 3, 2017 (age 86)


Melrose - The Rev. Herbert Warren Sanderson, 86, of Pinewood Road died Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Samaritan Hospital.

Born in Brattleboro, VT, he was son of the late Herbert W. Sanderson Sr. and Elizabeth Blanchard Sanderson and husband for 18 years of Anne Hathaway Sanderson and  husband for 41 years of the late Elizabeth Fickenger Sanderson. He had resided in the Troy area many years and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music at Boston University, his Masters at Berkeley Divinity at Yale and his PhD from State University of New York at Albany in Clinical Psychology. 

Fr. Sanderson was an ordained Episcopal Minister for 58 years, serving many parishes in New York and Vermont including Trinity Watervliet, Grace Waterford, Grace and Holy Innocence Albany and Rector of Holy Cross in Troy,  He was Chaplain at The Hoosac School, Professor at Russell Sage College, Psychologist for the Center for Disability Services as well as in private practice as a Psychotherapist.  An accomplished, musician, he greatly enjoyed playing the harpsichord, organ and other string instruments.

He was a member of the Recorder Society, the Organ Historical Society, CURSILLO and the American Psychological Association, among many others.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.  

Survivors in addition to his wife include three daughters, Margaret Sanderson, Ballston Spa, Rebecca (John) Sanford, Puyallup, WA and Catharine (Ross) Tiefenthaler, Norwalk, CT; step children,  Caroline (Robert Butcher) Nesbitt, Sandwich, NH, Vivian (John) Dillon, Albuquerque, NM and William (Robin Schultz) Pervis, AnnArbor, MI; his grandchildren, Nook Harquail, Bennett and Blake Sanford, Shoshana and Natalie Schultz Pervis, Oliver Pervis, Alex Butcher Nesbitt and Heather, Lauren and Victoria Tiefenthaler. 

Funeral service will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church State and Third Streets Troy with Rev. Michael Gorchov, Rector, officiating.

Interment will be in Brattleboro, VT.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Rev. Herbert Warren Sanderson to the Christ the King Spiritual Life Center of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany 575 Burton Road Greenwich, NY 12834 for the Healing Center. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Christ the King Spiritual Life Center of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany
575 Burton Road, Greenwich NY 12843

 Service Information

Funeral Liturgy
August 11, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Third and State Streets
Troy, NY 12180

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