Preston Howard “Sandy” Saunders passed away at his home on July 20, 2016. He was born on April 22, 1930 to Ruth Howard Preston Saunders and Walter Mills Saunders, Jr. in Providence, Rhode Island. He worked at Pinkham, Zealand and Carter from 1946-1948
Sandy attended Phillips Andover Academy, class of 1948, Dartmouth College, class of 1952, and Harvard Law School, class of 1955. He worked for Goodwin Procter and Hoar, becoming partner in 1963. In 1998 he joined Nichols and Pratt until his retirement in 2014.
Sandy was a dedicated volunteer serving many organizations, including the Appalachian Mountain Club as President twice, a Life Trustee of the Museum of Science, Chair of The Trustees of Reservations, and a board member of the Northern Forest Center, Hale Reservation, and the New Hampshire Chapter of the Trust for Public Land. Sandy was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist who enjoyed hiking, skiing, whitewater canoeing, and travel. In addition to his wife Rebecca Bulkley Saunders, Sandy is survived by his loving daughter Katharine Grove and her husband John of Needham, his son Benjamin Saunders and his wife Desiree of Cheyenne, WY, four grandchildren, and his brother Timothy K. Saunders of Wellesley. His brother Norman W. Saunders of Portland, ME, predeceased him.
A Memorial Service will be held at a time and date to be announced. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108 or the “Preston H. Saunders Family Fund” at Dartmouth College, 6066 Development Office, Hanover, NH 03755.