The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

November 19, 2013

William Jerome ‘Duba’ Sanders

Life reflections of William Jerome ‘Duba’ Sanders


- — YOUNGSTOWN – William Jerome “Duba” Sanders of Youngstown, formerly of Farrell, passed at 3:12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in his home. He was 63.

Mr. Sanders was born Sept. 16, 1950, in Birmingham, Ala., the seventh of 12 children born to Felix and Earnestine Waller Sanders.

Duba attended Farrell public schools and graduated from Farrell High School in 1969.

He was married to Fonda Said and to this union one daughter, Desiree, was born.

He had two grandchildren, Amir and Alyssa, to whom he was a loving grandfather. William had two stepsons, Dante and Tommy.

He worked from 1969 to 1996 at the former Sharon Steel Corp.’s Farrell plant, where he was a millwright.

William was industrious and a “go-getter!” He had many varied careers that centered mainly on sales. He loved sales; he sold homes, cars, insurance, etc.

Duba enjoyed his family and showed his love consistently and affectionately to his grandchildren. He was a member of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, Youngstown, and was a part of the men’s ministry. He regularly attended and supported Ernest Angley Ministries. He was a man after God’s heart; whenever you engaged him in a conversation, he would not miss the opportunity to talk about the greatness of God.

William leaves to cherish his memory: his loving and devoted daughter, Desiree Sanders, Girard, Ohio; two grandchildren, Amir and Alyssa, also Girard; two stepsons, Danté, Farrell; and Tommy, Youngstown; three sisters, Dorothy Timpson, Susie Alston (Pearlie) and Dorethea Hartley, all Fayetteville, N.C.; four brothers, Lee Sanders, Robert Sanders and Willie “Skippy” Sanders, all Farrell; and Calvin Sanders, Fayetteville; and a cousin who was “like a sister,” Towana Gatewood, Pittsburgh.

He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded him death by his parents; his brothers, Felix Sanders, John Sanders and Roosevelt Timpson; and a sister, Christine Pugh.


William Jerome “Duba,” 63, Youngstown, formerly of Farrell.

Calling hours: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to time of service Friday (11-22-13) in Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, Youngstown.

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday in the church.

Interment: Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Canfield, Ohio.

Arrangements by L.E. BLACK, PHILLIPS AND HOLDEN FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1951 McGuffey Road, Youngstown.