Douglas Sauers

November 25, 1957 ‒ June 15, 2015

Centerburg, Ohio

Douglas “Doug” Sauers, age 57, of Centerburg, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Knox Community Hospital. He was born on November 25, 1957 in Erie, PA to Leonard and Sheila (Zuber) Sauers.

Doug was a 1975 graduate of General McLane High School in Edinboro, PA. He was currently employed at Donley Ford in Mount Vernon, OH, as a sales and leasing specialist. He enjoyed sales, and loved his many co-workers. He showed, bred and raised Paint horses with his wife Jane and was a past member of the PA, NY, OH, and IN, Paint Horse Clubs. Prior to his equine endeavors, he showed Angus cattle. He liked to hunt with family and friends. Finally he had a great love for his Australian cattle dog, “Tucker”. Doug will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Sauers, of 25 years of Centerburg, OH; his parents, Leonard and Sheila Sauers of Fairview, PA; his step daughter, Cybill Moreira of Fairview, PA; and granddaughter, McKenna of Fairview, PA.

Friends may call from 5 – 7 PM on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH, 43050, where a memorial service will be held at 7 PM with Deacon Tim Birie officiating. A memorial mass will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 8880 West Main Street McKean, PA 16426, with Father Mark Nowak officiating. A private burial will take place in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Mt. Vernon Fire Department; 200 W Gambier St, Mt Vernon, OH 43050 or McKean Hose Company; 5011 School St , Mc Kean, PA 16426.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Douglas “Doug” Sauers.

  • thoughts and prayers are with you all……Doug and Jane very important part of our life back in the day!! Rest in peace Doug.

  • So sorry for your loss. Was a classmate of Doug’s. Prayers for your family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Dougs family. I have very fond memories of Doug when we showed horses. His yellow truck was well known in Fairview back in the day playing Waylon. May you memories comfort you during this difficult time

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Doug’s family at this time. We not only loss a great co-worker but a great friend too.

  • Thoughts and prayers out to you Jane & Cybill. I remember him well as all us horse people do. Take care…..

  • Jane, we are so sorry to hear about Doug , I can’t believe it. Cybil posted his obit on facebook.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
    Much Love,
    Carol & Jack Schultz

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to you all, especially to Lenny, Shiela, Jane & Cybill. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  • We are all very close here at Donley and Doug will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed the talks we had, and I feel very lucky to have known him(as we all do). His smile and sense of humor could brighten, even the gloomiest of days. He was one of those people who truly made the world a better place. Our most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Jane and the rest of the Sauers family.

  • Jane, I am very sorry for your loss. May your memories you have and the love you shared, bring you peace.

  • So sorry Jane , Lenny , Shiela I can’t express I bad we both feel for Doug to be taken at such an early age . Will see you in Mckean .

  • Jane, Lenny, Sheila
    Cheryl and I are very sorry for your loss we will keep you in our prayers.

  • Hi, I was a classmate of Dougs. He was a great guy. My condolences to the family and friends. RIP

  • Sincere condolences to Doug’s family and friends. I am so shocked and saddened by this news. I was a classmate of Doug’s at General McLane High School, Class of ’75.

  • I was a classmate of doug’s. So sorry for your loss. To young!!!! Prayers for your family!!!

  • Sincere condolences to Doug’s Family & Friends -Sheila and Len
    May God’s Peace be with you always

  • I remember Doug well he was a classmate of mine in 75. So sorry for your loss,much too young for this to happen.

  • Jane,
    So very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. The mail lady stopped me today to let me know…so shocked!!! You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Chris and Tyler are planning a special tribute to Doug tonight….they are gonna sit on the carport and drink a few in his memory while shooting a few rounds off with their guns. Rest in Peace Doug!

  • I am so very sorry for all of you…Doug was a great guy and I was shocked to see that he had passed. Lenny and Sheila, I can’t even imagine your sorrow on losing him. And, to Jane and Cybill, I feel so, so bad for you both. Keep all those memories of him close to your hearts! I know he thought the world of all of you! I’m sorry that I was unable to attend his service in McKean, but certainly wanted you all to know how bad I feel…such a terrible loss. He was way too young! Again, just so sad for all of you.

  • Doug was a colleague of mine at Donley. I had left Donley and had only recently heard of his passing, it came as a great shock to me. I liked Doug, he had a cheeky wit about him and would often have us in fits of laughter. A very decent man. Blessings to his wife and family.

  • My thoughts and prayers for dougs family as he was a very special man kind and funny hard worker .he will b missed I will always remember u RIP Doug

  • Sincere condolences to Doug’s parents and my good friend Jane. There is a big hole left by the untimely passing of a man who was loved by all who knew him. He is on the other side now rounding up all our dogs and ponies waiting for us to join him in one more grand ride.