July 23, 1923 – January 2, 2019
James M. Sauer, 95 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:30 PM Wednesday January 2, 2019 at the Brookdale Senior Living of Greenville. Jim was born July 23, 1923 in Elizabeth, New Jersey and the son of the late Edward and Helen (Marshall) Sauer.
He retired in 1987 as a Chemist with BASF where he had been employed for 34 years and 14 years of that spent in the Greenville, Ohio location. Also a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge, American Legion, Community Unity and a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program all of Greenville. He was also a Veteran of WW II serving in the US Army Company M 175th Infantry.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Alice (McShane) Sauer December 6, 2001. They were married June 12, 1948. Also brothers Edward Sauer and John Sauer and Sisters Ann Kimm , Claire Sauer, Marie Geisel and Ruth Miller.
Jim is survived by his children Jim Sauer of Beachwood, New Jersey, Peg (Rich) Hadden of Greenville, Larry (Molly) Sauer of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Greg (Sandi) Sauer of Maineville, Ohio and Marie (Rev. Steve) Short of Beamsville; 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Monday January 7, 2019 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street Greenville, Ohio with Father John R. White as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery where full Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Greenville Elks Lodge conducting a Memorial Service at 4:30 PM and the Knights of Columbus reciting the Rosary at 4:45 PM.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Community Unity or the St. Mary’s Catholic School, both of Greenville.
- Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 7, 2019
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January 3, 2019
Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution thanks Jim for his service to America.