Richard Saunders

Richard Saunders

Richard S. Saunders, 76, of Somerset died July 1, 2012. He grew up in Linden and also had resided in Scotch Plains.

Mr. Saunders was a certified public accountant for more than 50 years, with offices in Clark and Cranford.

He was a graduate of Rutgers University.

An Army veteran of the Korean War, he served as part of the peacekeeping forces, stationed for two years in Germany.

A member of Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains, he served several years as the congregation’s treasurer. He also supported local community theater groups.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Dinnerman); three daughters, Dana Brenner of Fanwood, Abby Saunders of Westfield, and Lori Jeremias of Scotch Plains; two sons, Russell of Park Ridge and Robert of Westfield; and nine grandchildren.

Services were held July 3 with arrangements by Higgins Home for Funerals, Watchung. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

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