Pat Saunders dead at 65

Norwalk man served as Huron County Democratic Party chairman from 1994 to 2001.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 21, 2013


A former Democratic party chief, elections board member and political activist in Huron County has died.

Patrick R Saunders, 65, of Norwalk, died Friday, leaving behind his wife, Annie, and three children. An obituary with a list of survivors, service times and other biographical information can be read by clicking HERE.

A retired railroader, Saunders served as chairman for the Huron County Democratic Party from 1994 to 2001. He then organized the Firelands Progressive Coalition, an organization involved with educational funding and healthcare in Ohio. He also was involved in many other organizations.

He served as a member of the Huron County Board of Elections from 1992 until 2004.

In 2001, Saunders earned his bachelor's degree and two years later a master's degree in American cultural studies. He taught American culture studies from 2003 until 2010 at Firelands BGSU in Huron.


Richard Russell

Saddened to hear this. As it says, "Most of all Pat was a very opinionated person. ..." We definitely had our political differences, but he will sure be missed.

Cliff Cannon

@ Richard Russell : Amen. Prayers to the Saunders' on this incredible loss.


Annie, condolences to your sweet lady.

Fibber Mcgee

Very sad, condolences to the family.

Jonathan Christman

I am shocked and saddened to see this.

Annie, my condolences to you, your children and the grand kids.


Rest in peace Pat.
Thoughts and prayers to Annie and kids.
Man of great Character and good.
You will be sadly missed friend.


Had he been sick for a while or was it a sudden thing? Either way, so so sad.

Kottage Kat

Sympathy to the Saunders family. You always knew where you stood with Pat. Good man.
R I P Patrick


being a democrat, his vote will live on for many future elections..


I am deeply saddened to see that Pat has died. He and Annie were very important to my grandmother, Ilene. I only met him a couple of times and he was a very kind gentleman. My condolences to Annie and the rest of his family.