Eric J. Sander, 72, of Fishers, Indiana, passed away peacefully March 18, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Eric was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 6, 1947 to Harold J. and Edna M. Sander. He graduated from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis in 1965 and earned a liberal arts degree from the University of Evansville in 1969 where he pitched collegiately for the Aces’ baseball team.
Eric met his wife, Pam, on a blind date in Atlanta, Georgia. After marrying in 1975, they started their family while living in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1983 they settled in Batesville, Indiana where he worked in manufacturing operations for Hill-Rom for over 20 years. He shared a lifelong love of baseball and golf with his sons and could often be found on the greens at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club. He was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and served the church in several roles including director of the men’s choir. Eric later began his retirement years in Phoenix, Arizona before returning to Indiana with Pam to enjoy time with his children and grandkids.
Eric is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Pamela; sons, Matthew (Carrie) and Bryan (Emily); brother, Jeffrey (Cindy); sister-in-law, Mary; grandchildren, Josephine, Liam, Evan, Christian and Claire; nephew, Scott (Tammy); and nieces, Angela (John) Mager and Beth (Jason) Kielb.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brother Mark.
A private visitation and funeral service was held for immediate family by Randall and Roberts Funeral Home. Due to current public gathering restrictions, a celebration of life will be planned for a later date. You are encouraged to go to www.randallroberts.com and leave a message for the family on Eric’s obituary page.
The family would like to thank the staff at Westminster Village North and Life’s Journey Hospice for their loving care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Batesville Youth Baseball/Softball Organization, c/o Wendy, P.O. Box 3, Batesville, IN 47006 or Life’s Journey Hospice (http://www.lifesjourney-avon.com/).
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Batesville Youth Baseball/Softball Organization,
c/o Wendy, P.O. Box 3, Batesville IN 47006
Life’s Journey Hospice