I want to quote BGC VP Sheila Mozer: "Dear Members of the Blackridge Garden Club:I received the message below from Dave Sauer, through the Caring Bridge web site. Gail Sauer was a delightful woman who belonged to the Garden Club for many years before they moved near Sun City in South Carolina. One of the homes on last night's garden tour belonged to the Sauers. Charmagne Anderson commented that she couldn't take credit for the garden since it had been planted by the former owner. That was Gail.
I don't know anything yet about arrangements but thought all of you would want to know that Gail had passed after a valiant battle against cancer.
'Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:01 AM, EDT
I want everyone to know how much this site meant to the two of us. Your kind words and support was constant and made us both feel better during the hard times. This will be my last entry as Gail passed away peacefully this morning. She fought a long and hard battle.. Her goal was to enjoy our family who have been visiting for the past week and a half. Kelly, Brooke and Matt are still here and Tim is flying in tonight. We have one another and will support each other through this hard time. Thanks to all of you.
UPDATE: Gail's Post-Gazette obituary can be found here, and is copied below.
SAUER GAIL ANN (COTTON) Age 69, formerly of Churchill, on June 30, 2011 at her home in Sun City, SC. Born August 15, 1941 in Bellevue to the late Robert S. and Evelyn Cotton. Beloved wife of David for 47 years; loving mother of Kelly (Chuck) Mazon, of Delmont, Brooke (Jim) McDermott, of Charlotte, NC, Timothy Sauer, of Tuscan, AZ, and Matthew Sauer, of Verona; proud grandmother of Hannah and Charlie Mazon, Reilly, Dugan, Delaney, and Sullivan McDermott; also McKenna, Griffin, and Quinn Sauer. Memorial visitation at WOLFE MEMORIAL, INC. FOREST HILLS CHAPEL, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001, Friday 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 1-3 p.m. Service and interment private. Family suggests donations to: www.caringbridge.org, Tidewater Hospice, Bluffton, SC or University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Melanoma Program. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb
Judy's Blog is written by Blackridge's gardener-in-residence, Judy Diorio. Judy has lived in Blackridge for 33 years, and writes the BGC's "In The Garden" column for the Blackboard. She has studied horticulture and landscape design.