Richard William Sauers, born Oct. 19, 1938, in South Haven, Michigan, passed away on Feb. 28, 2014, in San Pedro, California, after a four-year battle with myeloma.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Sauers, and stepmother, Elfrieda Sauers. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Estrada (husband Victor), and brother, Frank Sauers.
Richard was beloved by his students; he taught art at West Side High School in San Pedro for 36 years. He left the legacy of his love as a musician in San Pedro.
A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Lillard Hall at the West Plainfield Fire Department, 24905 County Road 95. Donations in his memory may be made to http://Marinemammalcare.org.