On November 22 2019, Dr. John Sanders passed away at the age of 73 at his home in Marietta, Georgia. In 1979, Dr. Sanders joined the Children's Center of Albany, Georgia. He later founded his own practice , Albany Pediatrics, practicing there for over 20 years until his retirement in 2007. He was on the staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Palmyra Park Hospital, where he also served on the board. Dr. Sanders graduated cum laude from Yale University and from Tulane University School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then served in the United States Navy on active duty from 1972 until 1976 and in the United States Naval Reserve until 1994, finishing with the rank of Commander. Dr. Sanders did his internship in the United States Navy and his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Per Dr. Sanders request and in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the March of Dimes.