The following information about Stephen Sanders was provided by Jan Calhoun.
A memorial service for Cypress resident Stephen Sanders will be held at SeaCoast Grace Church, 5100 Cerritos Ave. in Cypress, on Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 10 a.m.
Mr. Sanders passed away on Jan. 30, 2013, at the age of 53, from cancer. He is survived by his parents, Darlene and Glen Sanders, his sister Shari McHenry, his daughter and son-in-law, Abbra and Tim Zimprich, and countless friends throughout his life.
Prior to his passing, Mr. Sanders related his life story, recorded on video:
Recognition by the City of Cypress
The City of Cypress recognized him on Jan. 14, 2013, with a Resolution for his life’s accomplishments. Signed by Cypress Mayor Prakash Narain, the resolution read:
CALIFORNIA, RECOGNIZING CYPRESS RESIDENT STEPHEN SANDERS
WHEREAS, Stephen Sanders was born and raised in the neighboring City of Long Beach, California; and
WHEREAS, Stephen Sanders attended Millikan High School in Long Beach where he served as Associated Student Body President and Class Senator, and participated in the school newspaper, the water polo team, choir and the school musical; and
WHEREAS, Stephen Sanders graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a dual major in Accounting and Real Estate Finance, and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands; and
WHEREAS, Stephen Sanders was a regular cast member on the American Bandstand television show and other dance shows during his high school years; and
WHEREAS, Stephen Sanders has been a licensed real estate broker selling homes in Cypress for nearly 35 years and has recently retired from the profession; and
WHEREAS, Stephen Sanders’ daughter, Abbra Sanders Zimprich, attended Cypress College where she graduated in 2010 from the Dental Assisting Program; and
WHEREAS, two years ago, Stephen Sanders made the City of Cypress his home; and
WHEREAS, Stephen Sanders has been a lifetime active member of SeaCoast Grace Church, from its first location in Long Beach to its current location in Cypress; and
WHEREAS, through SeaCoast Grace Church, Stephen Sanders has provided countless hours of volunteer service to the church and the community of Cypress;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Cypress does hereby recognize Stephen Sanders for his service and dedication to his church, the City of Cypress, his family, and his many friends.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Cypress at a regular meeting held on the 14th day of January, 2013.
Courtesy photo of Stephen Sanders as a young man.
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