COOPERSTOWN – Beloved, gentle Len Sauer, senior research physician emeritus at Bassett Research Institute since retiring in 1996, died April 15, 2019, at his home on the Bitterroot River in Montana.
For 89 years, he was his own definite self, a quiet person of integrity and acceptance.
He went to high school in Schenectady, but was a less-than-serious student: he skipped school to play pool. However, in 1948, he enlisted in the Army and spent nearly four years in the Signal Corps. This experience changed his life, for thanks to the GI Bill, he was able to go to college and there he found his passion: science.