Ronald Harris Sanders, 75, of Kenosha passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at Froedtert South St. Catherine’s Hospital.
He was born on July 27, 1948 to the late Irving and Ruth (Harris) Sanders in Chicago. He majored in two Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate Degree.
Ron entered the US Navy in 1967 was trained as a corpsman and served with the Marines 3rd Division of Recognizance in Vietnam. He was wounded in Vietnam and served the rest of his enlistment on various ships. After his active enlistment he served in the Naval Reserves for a total of 13 years serving our country.
Ron married Janice A. Van Niel and had 38 years together.
Ron became an entrepreneur and started his own business RH Sanders & Associates doing what he did best, saving lives. His business taught others how to save lives. Ron taught and had contractors to help him teach others how to save lives with CPR, first aide, bloodborne pathogens and AED training.
He became a pilar of the Jewish Community of Kenosha becoming the President of B’nai Zedek later Chabad of Kenosha and managed the B’nai Zedek Cemetery and the Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery.
Ron was a skilled artisan in woodworking.
Ron is survived by his wife Dr. Janice A. Van Niel, his brother Brian Sanders and his wife Devorah Tversky and a niece Cindy Anne George.
Services for Ron were held at the Chabad of Kenosha and burial at B’nai Zedek Cemetery according to Jewish Law.