Patricia A. Sauber, 89, of Fremont, OH passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Valley View Health Campus in Fremont. She was born on October 14, 1932 in Tiffin, OH, the daughter of John and Thora (McGowan) Bland. She was a 1950 graduate of Tiffin Calvert High School and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University.
Pat married Gerald “Jerry” F. Sauber on December 27, 1952 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tiffin and he preceded her in death on March 15, 2021. Pat taught elementary school from 1967 to 1988; teaching at Sacred Heart Catholic School, Clyde St. Mary’s, St. Ann’s Catholic School and lastly for Fremont Public Schools. While retired, she continued her love for teaching at St. Andrew’s School in Myrtle Beach, SC from 1993 to 1997.
Pat was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, singing her favorite Irish songs and playing piano. Pat had many lifelong friendships and she easily made friends wherever she went. Her greatest joy was gathering her family; she loved them, and they loved her unconditionally.
Known as “Mom”, “Grandma” and “Grammie”, she is survived by her children, Mary Jane (David) Burks, Atlanta, GA, David (Mary) Sauber, Fremont, John (Sherry) Sauber, Oak Island, NC, Ann (Tim) Horst, Knoxville, TN, Dr. Timothy (Debra) Sauber, Sandusky, OH and Douglas Sauber, New London, NC; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; and sisters, Georgianna Widmer, Fostoria, OH and Kathleen Bohan, Ashburn, VA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald “Jerry” F. Sauber and sister, Rachael Repp.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022; 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH with an hour of visitation prior to the service.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Heartland Hospice Care, 907 W. State St, Fremont, OH 43420.
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