Paul Adolph Saurer died in his 84th year on New Year’s Eve 2012 at 7:45 in the evening. He was the beloved husband of the late Donna Saurer and devoted father of Paula (Arthur) Glad, Deborah (Robert Schmiedecke) Knoblauch, Paul (Danielle) Saurer and Robert Saurer. He was a loving grandfather of Christian & Lindsey Glad and Isabelle, Paul Jr., & Daniel Saurer. He was born June 14, 1928 in New York City to Gretchen and Paul Saurer, along with a younger brother William.
Mr. Saurer’s primary residences were Astoria Queens as a child, Nyack NY during his career, Sunny Isles, Florida and his most favorite place of all, Sag Harbor. He was proud of his German and Austrian heritage. He was a city kid, a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and Columbia University in business, a third baseman in his youth, a proud US Naval veteran, a member of the American Legion, an economist and business leader with Texaco, a little league coach, a World War II history buff, a volunteer at Southampton Hospital, a fisherman (particularly skilled at catching flatfish and digging clams), a lover of the beach (a favorite pastime with his family), wine and restaurant enthusiast, a Giants and Mets fan (Yankee harasser), a political junkie, spoiler of grandkids (ice cream at 7:00 AM one time), and most importantly a family man, a wonderful father and husband.