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File #: 11980-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Proclamation Status: Read & Filed
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: County Council
On agenda: Final action: 8/31/2021
Title: Proclamation honoring the life, memory and legacy of Ferdie Sauer.
Sponsors: Bob Macey


Proclamation honoring the life, memory and legacy of Ferdie Sauer.




     WHEREAS, Allegheny County Council does hereby honor the life of the late Ferdie Sauer, a dedicated husband and father, who passed away on December 2, 2020 at age 85; and


     WHEREAS, Ferdie was a devoted husband to his wife, Henrietta for 62 years and together they had four children, seven grandchildren; and


     WHEREAS, a resident of West Mifflin for over forty years, Ferdie dedicated his life to public service; and


     WHEREAS, Ferdie displayed remarkable fortitude and passion towards protecting and serving others. He became a Life Member of Gill Hall and West Mifflin #2 Volunteer Fire Departments, and an active member of Duquesne Annex Volunteer Fire Company for over 40 years; and


     WHEREAS, as an active member of Duquesne Annex Volunteer Fire Company, Ferdie held various positions such as, Trustee and President, a position he held for over two decades; and


     WHEREAS, a successful lifetime mechanic, Ferdie owned his own gas station and repair shop. He later retired as a Mechanic Supervisor for Laidlaw Bus Company; and


     WHEREAS, in his retirement, Ferdie remained active in the community. He was involved in the following: Knights of Columbus, West Mifflin #2 Bingo, the community street fair, park watchmen, school crossing guard, and an active grandparent member of the PTA; and


     WHEREAS, on Sunday, September 5, 2021, a celebration of Ferdie’s life will take place;


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Allegheny County Council Vice President Bob Macey, do hereby honor the life, memory and legacy of Ferdie Sauer, and I extend condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto caused the Seal of the County of Allegheny to be affixed this 5th day of September 2021.