ST ALBANS – James “Buddy” Sanders, 69, of St Albans passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Born on February 8, 1948 in Redbank, NJ, Buddy was raised in New Jersey. He moved his young family to Vermont in the early 70’s and worked in a variety of positions, eventually opening the Hobbit Hole Delicatessen in Enosburg. Later he became a sheet metal fabricator at Tri-Angle Metal Fab, working there for 35 years until his retirement in 2015. He was a craftsman who could make anything out of a flat sheet of metal. He enjoyed cooking, learning new things in almost any subject especially history, attending sporting events of his children and grandchildren, and tending his flower gardens at home with his wife, Charlene. He is survived by his wife, Charlene (Parrott) Sanders, five children – Jim (and Becky) Sanders, Jeff (and Deb) Sanders, Cathy (and Rusty) Branon, Brian, and Zachary Sanders – fifteen grandchildren – Jimmy (and Sarahjane), Joy, Fin, Emily, Joshua, and Ruth Sanders; Ashley, Matthew, Katelyn, Emma, Bethany, and Timmy Sanders; Laura and Eddie Branon; and Haily Sanders – three great-grandchildren – Jeffy, Nika, and Eva Sanders - and several close friends. He was predeceased by his first wife, Laura (Terhune) Sanders, and his brother, Horace Greely “Tripp” Sanders. Funeral arrangements will be private.