Aelred Sauer, 89, entered into rest on January 2, 2013 in Manteca, CA. He was born on April 4, 1923 in Chico, CA. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Anna Myers and his siblings, Dolores Schedl, Edward Sauer Jr., Bernadette Spratt and Jack Sauer.
Mr. Sauer is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eunice Sauer. He has one surviving daughter, Louise Olcott and son-in-law, Roy. He was blessed by 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He leaves one sister, Pat Stiles of Pleasanton Hill.
Aelred was known to his family and friends as 'Al.'Before retirement in 1985 Al served 20 years as a civilian with the CHP. During his time with the CHP he helped on major single car, truck and bus accidents in California to determine mechanical or human error. His official title was 'Motor Carrier Operation Specialist.' Al pioneered the scientific process of major traffic collision analysis and was among the original members of the CHP-1/8s first Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). His career contributions toward the development of sophisticated accident investigation methods evolved from his expertise in knowledge in the field of heavy truck brake technology. Al loved and enjoyed his job so much that he commonly joked about how 'he would have paid them to work there.' After retirement he developed a successful motor vehicle accident investigation consulting firm with a grandson, Perry Myers. He was a past member of the Forensic Society and was a member of E Clampus Vitus (John Marshall Chapter) of Modesto. He enjoyed tothe outdoors; snow skiing, water skiing, fishing, hunting, scuba diving and upgrading their property in Potter Valley with family,. These were some of his favorite pastimes. On the weekends he loved taking his family in his plane around California. Al was a true 'jack of all trades.' He loved a great challenge and has built a house, boats and restored homes and furniture. He was a great mechanic. Al will be remembered as an extremely intelligent man who was mischievous and fun to be around. He will be deeply missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to be serving the Sauer family. All arrangements are private. An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com