ALBERT SAWYER Albert Joseph Sawyer, 88, of Las Vegas passed away Aug. 14, 2012. He was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Pittville, Calif., to Joseph and Ida Sawyer. At age 20, he married Mary F. Bastian. In World War II, he was a communications specialist on submarines. After moving to Las Vegas in 1960, he worked for EG&G as an electrical engineer. In 1974, he made his first electric car. After retiring from EG&G in 1978, he formed LectraMotors to mass produce electric cars. He was a true visionary and pioneer in the electric car industry. Some cars are on the road to this very day. Throughout his life he invented many things that have made our daily lives better. He is reunited in Heaven with his wife, of 63 years, Mary; mother and father; sister, May Berney; and son, Clarke Joseph Sawyer. He is survived by daughters, Patty Austin (Larry), Kate Sawyer and Gerry McDermott; son, Doug Sawyer (Mary); five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Shadow Hills Church, 7811 Vegas Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128, immediately followed by celebration of life at the Fellowship Center.
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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2012.