Tore Viktor Saether, 84, of Mattapoisett died Saturday October 5, 2013 at Brandon Woods of New Bedford after 12 years of living with Alzheimer’s. He was the husband of Billie Marie Saether, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.
Born in Oslo, Norway on April 23, 1929, he was the son of the late Leif and Lucie Saether. He came to America in 1951 to finish his education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he met his wife.
He was Chief Engineer at the Acushnet Company Rubber Division before becoming a sales/engineering consultant for H.O. Canfield Company.
Tore was a jazz pianist, loved sailing, skiing, and hiking, especially at Acadia National Park in Maine. His great sense of humor will be missed by all.
Survivors include his wife; his children, Christian David Saether of Seattle, WA, Lisa Ann Saether of Bluff Point, NY, and Eric Wallace Saether of Acushnet; his sister, Kari Saether Hopland of Oslo; and three grandchildren, Lucie Marie Saether and Nicholas Roy Saether, both of Seattle, and Charlotte West of Washington, D.C.
Private arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.