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June 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Seattle Fire Department receives $500K from estate of Seattle couple

A $500,000 donation from the estate of a Seattle couple has been made to the Seattle Fire Department for the purchase of two new medic units.

The donation comes from the estate of William C. Sanders and Mildred Krahmer Sanders. Both born in Oregon, the couple married in 1944 and moved to Seattle area, where William Sanders worked as a aerospace engineer and retired here as an executive in foreign engineering technology. Mildred Sanders worked in several engineering support activities, the last as the librarian and manager of The Boeing Company’s engineering library, according to Donald L. Krahmer, Jr., a family member in Portland and a trustee for the Sanders.

In retirement, the Sanders moved to West Seattle. William Sanders died on Sept. 28, 2002. Mildred Sanders died on April 6, 2011.

The couple also bequeathed more than $500,000to  Research to Prevent Blindness, a leading nonprofit supporter of advanced eye research located in New York City for construction of a lab for advanced eye research.

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