June 8, 1923 - May 7, 2016
STOCKBRIDGE - Elodie Sherman Sauer, 92, of Interlaken Crossroad died Saturday evening at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox. Born in Burlington, VT on June 8, 1923, she was the daughter of Helen Barrett and the Reverend John L. Sherman. As a young girl, her family moved to Cheshire, MA where her father was minister of the First Baptist Church of Cheshire from 1931- 1938. Elodie went on to graduate from Pittsfield High School in 1941 and The Pittsfield Secretarial School the following year. She worked as a secretary in the Laboratory of General Electric Company where she met George E. Sauer, a GE Electrical Engineer. They married in 1946. She moved to Stockbridge in 1963 where she was primarily a homemaker devoted to caring for her family and her home. She also worked from 1965 to 1973 at the Stockbridge School in Interlaken where she was secretary to the Founding Director, Hans Maeder. Elodie was a member and officer of the Laurel Hill Association in Stockbridge and volunteered her time at the Berkshire Historical Society’s Melville House in Pittsfield. As a direct descendant of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and a father of the American Democracy, she was a proud member of the Roger Williams Family Association of Providence, Rhode Island. Besides leaving a brother, John P. Sherman of Framingham, MA, she was predeceased by a brother Paul Sherman of Pittsfield, MA and a sister, Elaine Agan of Topeka, KS. She also leaves a son, John E. Sauer of Lenox, two daughters, Rebecca Hurwitz and her husband Jon of Fort Myers, Florida, and Martha Sauer of Stockbridge, grandchildren Ben Hurwitz, Jenny Beretsky and her husband Dan, Katie Hurwitz and Mehdi Sattari and two great grandchildren, Ara and Navid Sattari. She is predeceased by her husband George E. Sauer Her entire extended family along with their friends adored Elodie’s sharp wit, generous spirit and love of life. She will be missed.
STOCKBRIDGE - Elodie Sherman Sauer, 92, of Interlaken Crossroad died Saturday evening at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox. Born in Burlington, VT on June 8, 1923, she was the daughter of Helen Barrett and the Reverend John L. Sherman. As... View Obituary & Service Information
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