Howard Saunders Jr., 79 Died in Glendale Arizona on November 4th 2022 at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus surrounded by family and loved ones.
Born on November 29th 1942 2nd born son to Howard Saunders Sr. And Lydia Camacho in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
Howard accomplished many things in life he joined the navy in 1961 and was a Vietnam vet that proudly served his Country. Howard spent over 25 years at Lockheed Martin where he retired from later in life. Howard loved long rides on his Harley alongside his brothers whom he was so fiercely dedicated to. He was a legacy member of the Vietnam vet MC for over 28 years where he shared in a brotherhood with a bond that was unshakable in life and will remain so in his death!
He is preceded in death by parents Howard And Lydia Saunders, brother Fred Saunders and eldest son Brian Saunders.
He is survived by brothers Harold and Steve Saunders, son Chad Saunders and the two daughters he raised as his own Cheri Margo and Kathy Bua, Grandchildren Toni Jones, Paige Saunders, Reese Saunders, Nevaeh Hernandez, Lydia Crafton and Britney Bua.
His greatest pride and joy in life was his role as a father and grandfather. He held the title of grandfather to many as he gave with his whole heart and all that he did was with great love. Howard was a beloved friend, cousin, uncle and loved by all that knew him.
The family is also forever grateful to Yolanda Balcazar for her invaluable love and support surrounding Howard over the years.
Honoring Howard's wishes he will be laid to rest at the Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield Missouri.
" We little knew the day that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone. For part of us went with you, The day God called you Home You left us peaceful memories, Your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again! "