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Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home

10501 Garland Road, Dallas, TX

OBITUARY

Joseph E. Saar

November 29, 1929January 31, 2019

Joseph E. Saar passed away on January 31, 2019. He is survived by his wife Grace, who he married in 1953. He was preceded in death by four brother and four sisters. Mr. Saar was a retired Certified Public Accountant, Real Estate Broker, and Certified Personnel Consultant. He served in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Texas with degrees in Accounting, receiving the T.W Mohrle Award as the outstanding accounting graduate student in 1956. He also was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. for 12 years and was the President of Saar Personnel Service Inc. for 15 years. He also served as an officer/director in several local, state, and international Fraternal orders, trade and professional associations receiving many awards for his service. He was appointed by Gov. Dolph Briscoe to a Texas Regulatory Board having served as Chairman. He was a member of the 3rd and 4th Degrees of the Knights of Columbus and the International Order of Alhambra. Rosary will be recited by Rev. Josef Vollmer-König at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m on Friday, February 8, 2019 in St. Patrick Catholic Church 9643 Ferndale Rd. Dallas, TX. 75238. A reception will follow the Mass in the Parish Center. Entombment will be at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Hill Cemetery Mausoleum. Honorary Pallbearers will be the 4th Degree Color Corp. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. Patrick Youth Ministry.

  • FAMILY

  • Grace Saar, Wife

Services

  • Rosary Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Entombment Friday, February 8, 2019

Memories

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James and Maria WILLIAMS

February 8, 2019

2018 Valentine's Day Dinner with Joe and Grace at Texas Resturant in Richardson, Texas. Their favorite restaurant.

James and Maria WILLIAMS

February 8, 2019

2018 Valentine Day Dinner Celebration with Joe and Grace at Texas Restuarant in Richardson, Texas.

James and Maria WILLIAMS

February 7, 2019

Grace, we are very sorry for the loss of the love of your life, Joe, who you so affectionately call "BIG DADDY". We will miss the great talks we use to have with you and Joe. We will miss the dinners we use to have at Texas Restuarant to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Our mutual histories embedded in Pennsylvania was a crossroads and where we both finally found each other in the same neighborhood in Dallas, in Lake Highlands, and at the same church, St. Patricks. I will miss the talks we had about our Faith, military, political, charitable giving, and doing good to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. I know GOD and your family and friends who have gone before you welcomed you into Heaven with great fanfare! May you be in eternal happiness as you wait for all of us to join you for the next big Celebration of Life! May your eternal rest be Blessed and we will all gather again in Heaven! Our Love to you, Jim and Maria Williams

Marilyn McHie

February 7, 2019

So many memories from my childhood include Uncle Joe and Aunt Grace. He made me a pantomime “star” with Purple People Eater. He was a loving and caring man who loved family very much. So many memories include my mother, Edna, and her siblings and spouses playing poker all night. What fun they all had. Say “hello” to my mother, Big Mama, Aunt Joy and Aunt Betty.

Christy Gibson

February 7, 2019

A wonderful time with Aunt Grace and Uncle Joe, 2007, Grand Tetons

Terri and Diane Saar and Shepley

February 6, 2019

Uncle Joe and Aunt Grace initiated the Saar scholarship fund with me (Terri) way back in 1990 when I was starting Paramedic school and my BSN nursing program with $1,000 for books and tuition that was so desperately needed and appreciated!!! They then sent me an official letter stating they were going to institute a Saar family scholarship for all members of the Saar family perusing undergraduate degree programs if they wanted to apply. I was so honored to be the 1st recipient! Uncle Joe and Aunt Grace have always been loving, kind, giving people and have honored and supported education even though they didn’t have children of their own. They wholeheartedlely loved and welcomed Diana into the family and always ask about her. There couldn’t be too more amazing and generous souls alive in my opinion. Aunt Grace- I am so sorry for this heartache and loss- we are sending prayers for peace and comfort until you join him in all of God’s Glory. Know how very much we love and cherish both of you!! I cannot be there physically, but I am there in soul and spirit. All of our love, Terri, Diana, and Pat. RIP Uncle Joe

Barney Grossman

February 6, 2019

It's not often these days that you run across a Good (capital intended) man. Joe was such a man. He always found a way to be caring and direct at the same time. He told you his truth and if you gained his trust, he viewed you as friend. No higher praise can be earned in this life. Grace was the light of his life. He was so blessed to have her as a partner and he was quick to tell you so. My deepest condolences go out to all those who loved Joe. May his memory be a blessing to you always.

G-d's speed Joe Saar. You will be missed.

Christy Lassiter

February 6, 2019

Joe Saar was a large presence in the life of the Bower/Saar family when I first joined it a long time ago. When he and Grace would come home, there were wonderful gatherings where all his siblings and their families would be together once again and enjoying each other so much! Thinking about it brings back many wonderful memories.

May God be with Grace at this time and may Joe rest in peace.

Rick Saar

February 5, 2019

Uncle Joe and Aunt Grace at a more recent family reunion.

Rick Saar

February 5, 2019

Uncle Joe with his brothers, sisters and parents.

FROM THE FAMILY