Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Obituary: Glenmary Brother George Sauer

Entered religious career at age 50

By Rebecca Billman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

SPRINGFIELD TWP. - Glenmary Brother George A. Sauer died Thursday at Mercy Franciscan Terrace Retirement Center in Springfield Township. He was 93.

Born in San Antonio, Texas in 1909, Brother Sauer left a career developing office operations for companies such as the Electric Autolite Co. and the United States Signal Corps, to become a Glenmary brother when he was 50.

He began his second career in 1962 handling a variety of administrative assignments at Glenmary's Cincinnati headquarters.

Brother Sauer served as supervisor of general services, purchasing agent, personnel director and cashier, in addition to spending six years assisting at Glenmary's mission in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

He "did his best to carry out the wishes of Glenmary founder, Father Bishop," said the Rev. Mr. Jerry Dorn, president of the order. Brother Sauer will be remembered as one who "tried to show his love and concern for others."

Brother Sauer spent his last three years at the retirement center, where he was an avid Internet user and e-mail correspondent and dedicated himself to his prayer ministry.

"His only regret was that he couldn't remain even more useful to all those he remained so concerned about until the end," said Glenmary Brother Dennis Craig.

Survivors include two nieces, Susie Gray of Houston and Liz Murray of Austin, Texas.

Mass is 10 a.m. today at St. Gabriel Church, 48 W. Sharon Road in Glendale, followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Montgomery.

Memorials: Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati 45246-5618.

E-mail rbillman@enquirer.com

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