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Ken was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona November 1, 1939 to Autie and Fae Sanders. Ken was class president his senior year at Catalina High School, where he met and later Married Diane Nasby. Ken and Diane had two sons, John Jr., and Jeff. Ken had an adventurous soul from an early age and traveled through Europe, one high school Summer, as an Envoy to the American Red Cross.

Ken served his country in the Army, after graduation from Catalina High School. Ken attended the University of Arizona, in Tucson, Arizona. Ken, Diane, John and Jeff lived in California, where Ken began his career in Advertising, before Ken and family moved to Honolulu in 1966. 

In early 1981, Ken met Cathi Watson, and began their courtship. They were married May 24th of the same year. Ken and Cathi have three children; Brian, Riley, and Julia. Ken and Cathi have lived in both Kailua/Lanikai and Honolulu over the years. Ken, Cathi and the children lived in Maryland also, while Ken obtained his Masters Degree at Syracuse University.

Ken is survived by Cathi, John, Jeff, Brian, Riley, and Julia. 

Ken possessed a wide background of experience in business development, marketing, sales, Internet, creative direction, design, analysis, account supervision, management, financial development, copywriting, public relations, tourism, admin/budget planning & community service.

Ken worked for top advertising agencies for several years. From 1966 through 1973, Ken was the Head Art Director for many leading Advertising agencies such as Lennen & Newell (Honolulu), McCann-Erickson (Honolulu), Milici Advertising (San Fransisco), and Botsford, DeGarmo & Day Ltd (London).

It wasn’t long before Ken’s ambition led him to open his own advertising agency; Sanders & Gamble, and then later, Sanders & Printup. Both ventures were prolific and prominent not just in Hawaii’s marketing domain, but in the mainland as well. Ken also was the founder and owner of The Foundry, an innovative art gallery that had onsite artistic work stations for over 150 local artists to come create their work, regardless of the medium.

Just prior to his passing, Ken was Chairman, Co-Founder, and President of Ocean Network LLC.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of HI.,on Council of Chairs, Chairman of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce & Business Organizations, Past President of the Honolulu Advertising Federation, Hawaii Film Board and others. Past National American Advertising Federation District Governor. Hawaii's Ad Man of the Year, 1972 -1973, for professionalism and leadership in the industry. One of Hawaii's leading authorities in business development, marketing, Internet, sales, design, and P.R.

Ken was President & Director of Marketing of HAWAII-ALOHA.COM, Inc. He was President & Creative Director of SANDERS MARKETING, INC.: Director of Group Sales & Marketing for MarketPlace Hawaii, an Electronic Shopping Center of Hawaii. Co-founder and C.E.O. of Pacific Trading Post & Logo Shoppe. He was also teaching marketing and communications as an Adjunct Professor at Hawaii Pacific University, and providing Property Management services for his own properties. All of these on a full-time extension of what was part-time employment during the two year period while obtaining a Master's Degree from Syracuse University, NY. 

He was the Director of Marketing, Public Affairs & Financial Development for the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross. Ken was consistently chosen to lead, advise, or represent almost every social, business, or philanthropic organization that he ever joined. Ken always volunteered his time, effort, and expertise in positions many others would request compensation.

Ken’s business and social network was far-reaching. He has touched many lives. He leaves an everlasting legacy in the business world, the art world, and in our hearts.

Ken’s favorite saying and personal motto ultimately spoke to his character – 
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Anyone who met Ken, found a friend. 

Celebration of Life for Ken Sanders
Mid Pacific Country Club
Saturday, July 5, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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1957 In Memoriam - Remembering our Class Mates

August 29, 2017
Kenny Sanders, was the first senior class president of Catalina High School's first graduating class.  A real take charge kind of guy.  I'm sure he would have quickly approved sharing this web site with all his 1957 classmates who passed before and after him.  

If you know of anyone missing from this current 1957 Catalina High School Memoriam, please take the time to add their obituary information right here, right now.  If you have any questions or need help, call Ray Zukowski, 850 865-4045.

1957 In Memoriam  (Names in BOLD Obituaries provided here) 

Arnold, John

Baker, Rusty

Barr, Norma

Barone, Joseph

Baumgartner, Mary

Brown, Clara

Cald, David

Ceizyk, James R.

Curiel, Marilyn


Denniston, Bill

Fathauer, Dorothy

Ferro, Guy F.

Foust, Ray

Freeman, Lance

Garretson, Ralph Jr.

Gibbons, Barbara

Gingerich, Johnnie

Guerrero, Eddie

Harris, Barbara

Harris, Marilyn

Judd, Harry

King, Bruce

Knauff, Larry

Martin, Bill

Molina, David

Parmenter. Clarence

Peterson, Kenn

Phelan, Marcia

Price, Don

Regal, Jennie

Ronstadt, Suzy

Sanders, Kenneth


Silverman, Sandor Jim

Swanson, Pat


Talbert, Ken

Turner, Treva

Walters, Frank Edward

Walters, Ted

White, Walter

West, Tina

Class of 1957 Bill Martin

August 29, 2017

Mr. Martin was born on October 15, 1938 and passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Mr. Martin was a resident of Tucson, Arizona at the time of his passing. Bill attended school in Tucson. Graduated from Catalina High School in 1957.

He was married to Penny. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Last Alarm Foundation or to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Class of 1957 Guy Forrest Ferro

August 29, 2017

A third generation Tucsonan, died peacefully at home of Parkinson's disease on Monday, August 14, 2017. He would have celebrated his 77th birthday on September 12, 2017.

Guy graduated Catalina High and the University of Arizona, where he obtained a Masters Degree in urban planning. He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity and a lifelong Wildcat. He worked for the City of Tucson, the University of Arizona, and TUSD.

Guy loved to travel with his wife, Anne. His favorite trip was a barge cruise from Bordeaux to Toulouse, where he became a connoisseur of fine wines. A runner up was his Russian River Cruise, where he tasted every vodka that the country produced, and hence developed an affinity for Starka vodka Guy was known for his intelligence, rapier wit, and love of history. He was a great host, and could be found reciting poetry and making outrageous jokes at the dinner table. Above all, Guy enjoyed hanging out with his friends and never missed a Wednesday night poker game at Tucson Country Club (TCC), where he was a member for over 55 years. Guy could be found on the TCC tennis courts every weekend and was nationally ranked; he even played tennis two weeks before he died.

He spent the last seven summers in La Jolla, CA, enjoying his beautiful home and time with his children, grandchildren and friends. Guy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anne Thompson Ferro; his children, Dianne Ferro (Tim Mesarch) of Washington, DC, Lisa Ferro of Leesburg, VA, and Greg Ferro (John Heikel) of Arlington, VA; and grandchildren, Faith and Haley McCormick of Leesburg, VA.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. at St Michael & All Angels Church, 602 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St Michael & All Angels Church.

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