1950 – 2015

AUBURN — Ronald A. Sawyer, 65, of Trask Avenue, Auburn, died after a very sudden illness at his home with his wife at his side on Sunday, Oct. 18.

He was born in Lewiston on May 11, 1950, a son of the late Ronald and Jane (Donahue) Sawyer. He grew up on Newbury Street in Auburn and graduated from Edward Little High School, Class of 1968.

Ron married his true love, Kathleen “Kit” Ouellette, on June 24, 1972. He was a truck driver all of his life, driving for Neil’s, Poland Spring and Associated Grocers, and he retired from Murray Oil this past March.

He was a member of Tranquil Lodge No. 29 in Auburn, receiving his 25-year pin this year, the Scottish Rites Bodies and the Kora Shrine, Second Section. He enjoyed spending the summers camping at Silver Lake Campground with his many friends, sitting around the campfire, playing his guitar and watching NASCAR and sports, especially his beloved Patriots. He loved music and in high school, and he played with The Temptations. His five grandchildren were his life, and he followed them in all of their many endeavors.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kit Sawyer of Auburn; his two daughters, Jennifer DeRosa and her companion, Michael Fournier, of Auburn, and Cynthia Lyons and her husband, Robert, of Lewiston; his two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Gatchell and her husband, Richard, of Poland, and Suzan Bouley and her husband, Roger, of Litchfield; a brother, William Sawyer and his wife, Gretchen, of Albany Township; his five grandchildren, Katie and Madison DeRosa, Austin Fournier, and Nathan and Jillian Lyons; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Jane Sawyer.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Ronald’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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