Kenneth A. Sauer, 81, of Bradford, passed away on Monday (Feb. 16, 2015) after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease at his home surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born on Nov. 16, 1933, in Rochester, N.Y., a son of the late Fred and Ethel Hook Sauer.
He was a 1952 graduate of the Spencerport High School, Spencerport, N.Y.
On Sept. 12, 1959 in Fairport, N.Y., he married Victoria T. Centofanti, who survives.
He was employed for 35 years by Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., until his retirement in 1985. After moving to the Bradford area, he worked as a bus driver for the Bradford Area School District and as a security guard for the former Kendall/Witco.
He was a member of the Bradford Township Lions Club, the Allegheny State Park Historical Society and the St. Mary's Model Railroad Club. Mr. Sauer was a devoted and loving family man who enjoyed camping, traveling and building model railroads. While living in Rochester most of his life, Mr. Sauer always had a camp in Willow Creek; upon retiring from Eastman Kodak he sold his home and moved his family to the camp he loved and built a new home.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, Victoria "Vickie" Sauer of Bradford, he is also survived by one son, Kenneth D. (Lisa) Sauer Sr. of Pavilion, N.Y.; two daughters, Marie (David) Shields of Lewis Run and Carol (Trevor) Coppella of Bradford; one brother, Donald Sauer of Rochester, N.Y.; one grandson, Kenneth D. Sauer Jr. of Pavilion, N.Y.; three granddaughters, Amanda Sauer of Pavilion, N.Y., Kaitlyn Shields and Emily Shields, both of Lewis Run; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Forbes and one granddaughter, Brooke Nicole Coppella.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Lewis Run, with the Rev. Stephen Collins as celebrant.
Entombment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24, 2015