D. Paul Sanderson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

D. Paul Sanderson

August 17, 1950 - March 27, 2024

D. Paul Sanderson, age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 17, 1950, he was a son of the late James R. and Margaret (Shaw) Sanderson. Paul had an exemplary career as a flight engineer, in the Delaware Air National Guard, rank CMSGT. He proudly served in The Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Iraqi Freedom and aided in Hurricane Andrew Relief efforts. Paul retired in 2008 after 39 courageous years of service with the 166th Airlift Wing.

Paul was an avid boater; he loved being on the water. Some of Paul’s fondest memories are ones he spent with his family on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. When he wasn’t on the water, he could be found at Susky River Grille with his Ravens Roost watching the football game. Without a doubt, Paul’s legacy will be one of a devoted husband and loving father.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Cathy Sanderson. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Kamermans; children, Jennifer Casalvera (Michael), Julie Pascoe (Jeff), David P. Sanderson, Jr. and Danielle Lawrence (Nathan); grandchildren, Caitlin, Kayla, Alexis, Corey, Marah, Brooke, Ava and Mac; and brothers, James R. Sanderson (Colleen) and Robert Sanderson.

The Sanderson family would like to extend a special thank you to AccentCare Hospice for their heartfelt care and compassion.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. A committal service will begin at 11 am on Monday, May 6, 2024, in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to Mercy Chefs, 711 Washington Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 or online by clicking here or to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 or online by clicking here.


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13 Condolences for D. Paul Sanderson

  • We all loved and respected Paul. He will be missed. My prayers going out to his lovely family. “May light perpetual shine upon you, Paul…”

  • So saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Deeply saddened. We will keep Debbie and the kids in our thoughts.

  • Our Deepest Condolences and Sympathy ❤️‍🩹 for your loss. Cindy & Gordon

  • So very sorry to hear of Paul passing, thoughts and prayers to all.

  • Debbie – I am so sorry for your loss! Paul was a really great guy and I know he will be deeply missed. All the pictures in the video are beautiful. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Andi p.s. I left you a message on Facebook.

  • great memories RIP my friend

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. I pray for peace, comfort and send my love.

  • Debbie and family,
    Our condolences on Paul’s passing. Paul’s career with DEANG was phenomenal as he served the state, Nation and the DEANG with honor. He was a mentor and leader.

  • A great American and wonderful friend. Talking with Paul always lifted my spirit. Tailwinds my friend!

  • What a beautiful video tribute. Peace to all of you.

  • So sorry for your loss Deb. Beautiful video tribute.

  • I was shocked to learn of Paul’s passing. Sandy and I offer our deepest sympathy and prayers. Paul was an outstanding person and friend. Our love and support goes out to Debbie and his entire family.
    Dan and Sandy Young

  • My deepest sympathy to Paul’s entire family. Paul was a man of superb character who served the DANG and our nation with distinction. A superb flight engineer with an infectious laugh who will be greatly missed. May perpetual light shine upon him and may he rest in peace.