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LeRoy Saunders May 9, 1931 - September 14, 2012

LeRoy was born and raised in Virginia where he began his career in 1951 with Virginia Industries for the Blind. In 1973 he moved to Oklahoma City where he was the Assistant Director for Oklahoma League for the Blind, later becoming Executive Director, and remained there until 1992. LeRoy had many passions in life and dedicated himself to finding ways to improve employment opportunities for the visually impaired. He had several affiliations including serving for 23 years with American Council of the Blind (ACB) in many capacities including President for 6 years. He was appointed to the President's committee that supported these same goals by President Clinton, and served for 10 years. He was honored to later receive two awards that are highly regarded in work for the visually impaired; the RB Irwin Award, and the M.C. Migel Medal. LeRoy is survived by his wife of 30 years Patricia, son Franklin and his wife Lynn, and daughter Becky. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to ACB; 2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 650; Arlington, VA 22201. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel.

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