Albert Sahm |

Albert Sahm

Memorial services for Albert Wilson Sahm of Bodega will be conducted at a later date.

Mr. Sahm, a native of Indiana, died Friday, Feb. 10, at home. He was 90.

He was born on May 5, 1915, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Roy and Elizabeth Wilson Sahm. He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1933, and from Indiana University with a business degree in 1938. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and an ardent fan of Indiana University football and basketball. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a long-standing employee of RCA, in finance; a president of the Lawrence Township American Field Service; a lifelong member of the Indiana University Alumni Association; and a member of the Carmel Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of the First Friends Meeting of Indianapolis. In 2001, he moved to Grass Valley, and in 2005 to Bodega, to be closer to his family.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Breen and Pat Prather of Bodega; son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas T. and Camille Sahm of Columbus, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda Sahm deLorimier and Gene Roghair of Grass Valley; nephew, C. Timothy Wilcox and family of Indianapolis; grandchildren Colette Davis, Michael Breen, and Kelly Prather of Sonoma County, Ashley Sahm Seitz and Haley Sahm of Texas, Michael deLorimier and Elaine deLorimier of Southern California; and great-grandchildren Shyanne Breen, Steven Davis, and Michaela Seitz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Townsley Sahm; parents, Roy and Elizabeth Sahm; and sister, Betty Sahm Wilcox.

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