Louis F. Sanders Jr., 91, Martin Marietta executive

April 20, 2003

Louis Frederick Sanders Jr., a retired senior executive for Martin Marietta Corp., died of heart failure Wednesday in his home. The Hamilton resident was 91.

Mr. Sanders was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1930 and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1940, he married Bernice Carolyn Conrad and moved with her to Hamilton. She died in 1992.

Mr. Sanders worked for many years at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, which became the Martin Marietta Corp. in 1961. In the 1960s, Mr. Sanders became a senior executive in manufacturing of aviation and aerospace products. He retired in 1970. The firm merged with Lockheed Corp. in 1995 to become Lockheed Martin.

Mr. Sanders' hobbies included woodworking. He was also an avid bicyclist who liked to ride through the city and around local lakes.

He was a member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road in Baltimore. He is survived by a son, Louis Frederick Sanders III of Annapolis; a sister Jean Flaherty of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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