Richard W. Sauer

December 26, 1920March 5, 2019

Richard William Sauer,98, of Livingston, NJ, passed away on Tuesday March 5th, 2019 in Essex, CT.

Richard was born in East Orange, NJ to Henry & Bertha Sauer on December 26th, 1920. He received his master’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University and was married to his beloved wife Lillian Sauer for almost 60 years. They resided in Livingston, NJ for the majority of their lives. He worked as a General Manger in charge of services for over 50 years for Public Service Gas & Electric Company in Newark, NJ.

He was a World War II veteran who served in France and Germany as part of the 398th Infantry 100th division. He was awarded the Bronze Star, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, and Meritorious Unit Award.

Richard is preceded in death by his wife Lillian Sauer.

Richard is survived by his children Linda Hunnewell and her husband Carroll, Curtis Sauer and his wife Linda, Grandchildren Gregory Sauer and his wife Julia, Christine Chatfield and her husband Trevor, CJ Hunnewell and his wife Jennifer, Michael Hunnewell and his wife Lauren, Jessica King and her husband Josh and great-Grandchildren, Hannah & Lucas Hunnewell.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family of Richard wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all friends and caregivers who helped Richard over the last few years.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 9, 2019

Richard W. Sauer

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David Trachtenberg

March 8, 2019

Linda and Curtis,

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. You are very fortunate to have had him in your lives for a long time.

May he Rest In Peace and take comfort that now he is with your Mother forever.

Again I’m very sorry to hear about your loss.

Take care ,

David Trachtenberg

Doug & Sharon Lyons

March 7, 2019

Dear Linda and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Pop Pop. He lived a long and happy life as a man, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. May the memories you have bring you comfort.
All our love, Doug & Sharon