Victor D. Sauter, 87, Army vet, long-time iron worker, handyman extraordinaire

By on January 4, 2017

Victor D. Sauter passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Moravian Manor, Lititz. He was 87.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late Victor E. and Gladys (Brown) Sauter; Victor was the beloved husband of Marion (Camillo) Sauter. They were happily married and best friends for 64 years. They lived in New Jersey (primarily Bergenfield, West Milford, Maywood, Oakland, and Toms River) until relocating to Lititz.

In addition to his wife, Victor is survived by his children: Steven and his wife, Leah, of Needham, Mass.; David and his wife, Janet, of Middletown, Ohio; Kenneth and his wife, Christi, of Randolph, N.J.; and Brenda and her husband, Richard, of Lititz; eight grandchildren: Michael, Paul, Jonathan, Cooper, Nicolette, Spencer, and Carina Sauter; and James Barnes. He had three great-grandchildren: Gavin and Addison Moutafis; and Caiden Sauter. Also surviving is his sister: Ruth Walker, of Palm Coast, Fla.

Victor’s greatest joy in life was his family. In his younger years, he enjoyed roller skating, dancing, and tinkering with cars. An ironworker for many years, his nimbleness high up on girders was impressive to see. He was a handyman extraordinaire around the house and under the hood. During his retirement, he enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles, a good cup of coffee, visits with grandchildren, and frequent walks. In recent years, he was devoted to his beloved dog, Rosie. Victor was in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves from 1952 to 1957. He also served in the National Guard.

Scattering of his ashes will be private, and there will be a life celebration gathering in New Jersey for family and friends in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to: Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17604; Moravian Manor, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

To share your favorite memories of Victor, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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