NORFOLK—Leon Saunders, 90, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Beth Sholom Home in Virginia Beach, Va.
He was retired after many years as part owner of the Be-Lo Supermarket chain.
Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Rena and Joseph Saunders, and was predeceased by his wife Mary L. Saunders.
Mr. Saunders was a graduate of Maury High School and served in the U. S. Army during W.W. II . He was a member of Temple Israel in Norfolk.
He is survived by two daughters, Marsha E. Cohen and her husband, Jeffrey of Livingston, N.J. and Brenda A. Britton and her husband, Marshall of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; son, Morris R. Saunders and his wife, Barbara of Palatine, Ill.; sister, Shirley Hurwitz of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren, Jamie Kirschner, Robyn Lozier, Lennis Sullivan, Shawn Britton, Matthew Saunders, and Stephanie Saunders; and six great grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service was conducted in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Michael E. Panitz officiating. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered through hdoliver.com.