Charles Franklin Sanders

Charles Franklin Sanders

December 22, 1931 - November 29, 2008

Charles Franklin Sanders

December 22, 1931 - November 29, 2008


Charles F. Sanders, 76, born 12/22/31 Louisville, KY; died 11/29/08 Laguna Niguel, CA. BS, MA degrees from University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, PhD degree from University of Southern California. Chemical engineer with Esso Research & Engineering, Linden, NJ; professor of engineering at San Fernando Valley State College, later Dean of the School of Engineering & Computer Science at California State University, Northridge formerly SFVSC and in retirement a private consultant. He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Karen Matthew Parks; sons, Craig Caroline Sanders and Keith Linda Sanders; sister-in-law, Mary Sanders; sister-in-law, Carol James Egan; grandchildren, Kirk, Shawna, Marissa Sanders; Sam and Teddy Parks. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 12/06/08 at 12:00 pm at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Laguna Niguel, CA. Burial will be Monday, 12/08/08 at 11:30 am at Riverside National Cemetery. Donations to in lieu of flowers, please.

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10 responses to Charles Franklin Sanders

  1. Dear Marie, Both you and Charlie put up a great battle to overcome the illness, but Charlie is now out of pain and struggle. We have always been amazed at his approach to life and his very upbeat manner in facing his illnesses. You are a remarkable couple. God love you and now give you strength to move ahead. Our love, June and Jay

  2. Charlie hired me as a faculty member at San Fernando Valley State College in 1971 and we both used to consult for KVB Engineering. He was my department chair and then my dean. He worked hard to improve the status of the engineering school at CSUN and should be remembered for all his accomplishments for our school and our campus.

  3. Marie, Dolores and I offer our heart-
    felt condolences on this sad occasion.
    Charlie began my career at CSUN by hiring me as a lecturer in ECE and as
    Associate Director of the MEP. In one
    semester I became a tenure track member of the faculty and 2 years later acting Chair of ECE. A year after that, Charlie asked me to become the acting Associate Dean of the School. Upon his retirement from the University, I became the acting Dean and ultimately succeeded
    him in the permanent position. I owe my career and success to Charlie’s encouragement and decisions. Thanks to both of you!

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