Edward Dauer passed away peacefully from a brief and brave battle with liver cancer on Oct. 27, 2013, with his wife of 40 years by his side and just minutes after his daughter kissed her father goodbye.
His family will honor his wishes by having a private memorial in the late summer for family and close friends.
Edward was known by his family and friends as Ed. He was born in San Francisco on Jan. 27, 1950, to Edward and Velta Dauer. He met and married the love of his life, Pennye, in 1973. Ed worked in Sacramento at the Sacramento Depot and later joined the local 185 Labors Union. He retired in 1999 after 30 years of service.
Ed loved his family, his only daughter, grandchildren, camping in the mountains, riding dirt bikes, working on his house and pouring concrete.
Ed will be truly missed by all who knew him — his family, friends and neighbors. His family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Galen Martin and nurse, Oxsana, for being so wonderful to Ed, not only as his doctor and nurse but as caring people.
Ed is survived by his wife, Pennye; daughter, Teresa (Sam); grandchildren Autumn, Sayer and Kale Turnage; nephews Tom Stanton Sr. (Deb), Tom Stanton Jr. (Tiffany); niece, Cassie Fucci; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Bill Fain; numerous other nieces and nephews; and two half-sisters.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Madline.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.
Ed will truly be missed by all that knew him. He was a wonderful man. Rest in peace, my love.