Conrad Frederick Sauer III
Conrad Frederick Sauer III, passed away May 14, 2011 in Richmond, Va. Connie was born November 21, 1923.
He graduated from St. Christopher's School and was a Keydet at Virginia Military Institute until December 7, 1941 when he enlisted in the army and was sent to Camp Clairborne, Louisiana for basic training. He was assigned to 84th Infantry Division 333d. He was wounded on December 24, 1944 in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge for which he received The Purple Heart. Connie was honorably discharged in 1945. He returned to Richmond and graduated from the University of Richmond with a business degree. On August 21, 1948 he married Barbara Bayne Boyd of Honea Path, S.C. Together they had five sons, Conrad F. Sauer IV (Tricia), Bradford B. Sauer (Janet), Mark A. Sauer (Vicki), R. Tyler Sauer (Christy) and Matthew P. Sauer. Upon the death of his father in 1954 Connie became president of The CF Sauer Company, a position he held until 1993 when retired. At that time the Board of Directors elected him as Chairman.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his brother, Tremaine; his four sons, Conrad, Brad, Mark and Tyler; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. His brother, David and his son, Matt predeceased him.
He was a member of the Commonwealth Club and the Country Club of Virginia. Connie had many hobbies, but his true devotion was to his country, his company, his family, his employees and the outdoors.
The family will receive friends at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond VA from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, and where a memorial service will be held 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Virginia Military Institute, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources or St. Christopher's School.
Published in The Greenville News on May 17, 2011