Allen B. Sanderson of Gloucester, a former Littleton resident who had been a reporter, teacher, and an avid sailor, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was 75. He was born Jan. 22, 1931, the son of Bennett and Caroline (Potter) Sanderson. He attended Littleton public schools, and graduated from The Cambridge School of Weston. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University.

Mr. Sanderson was a reporter at the Gloucester Times, and a technical writer at Raytheon Co. and Sylvania. He later worked as a grant writer for the Perkins Institute. He also taught at Gloucester High School, and worked as real estate agent and appraiser.

He served as hut boy for the Appalachian Mountain Club (1947 Galehead), and was a member of the Eastern Point Yacht Club. For many years, Mr. Sanderson was part owner of the 10-meter sloop, Cytheria, sailing out of Gloucester.

He served in the Army as part of the occupation forces of Germany during the Korean War.

His survivors include a brother and his wife, David and Eleonore P. Sanderson of Portsmouth, N.H.; a niece and her husband, Martha S. and Peter Andersen of Durham, N.H.; two nephews and their wives, Edward O. and Juli Sanderson of Santa Cruz, Calif., and George J. and Pamela Sanderson of Littleton; six grandnieces and grandnephews; and a special friend, Rolanda (Lolly) Sturtevant of Manchester-by-the-Sea.

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