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Robert W. Sauers, 92, of New Castle passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at UPMC Mercy Hospital.
Born on May 25, 1925, in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late William N. and Clara R. Kestner Sauers.
On Sept. 6, 1946, he married his beloved wife, the former Helen L. Wilhelms, and the two of them spent more than 68 years together until she preceded him in death on May 14, 2015.
Robert had worked as a diesel truck mechanic for Norwalk Trucking and later retired from Halls Motor Freight Lines.
He served his country as a member of the Navy as a torpedo man in Guam, the Philippines and Morotai Island from 1943 to 1945.
Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.
Robert is survived by his children, Linda Prine and her husband, Richard, and Robert Sauers and his wife, Marilee, all of New Castle; his grandchildren, Richard S. Prine and his wife, Amy, Christopher Prine, Robert J. Sauers, Lindsey Sauers, Craig Sauers and Jon Morrison; and his great-grandchildren, Zackary Prine, who is currently active in the Air Force and stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, and Cortni Prine.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Shoup.
Private services will be held at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct military rites at the funeral home.
Interment will take place in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on June 26, 2017
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