Sara Glock Peiter of Chelsea, Michigan, age 80, died Monday, October 25, 2021 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Chelsea. She was born in Stamford, CT and raised in New Canaan. Sally graduated from Emma Willard in 1958 and went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Brown University and a Masters in Education from U of M.

Sally was a long-time resident of Chelsea. She taught many years as both a private and public-school elementary teacher. Sally authored the first iteration of a History of Chelsea, a story book for elementary students. She was known to many as an avid mystery story reader, plant enthusiast and dog lover. For 44 years she lived out in the country and would religiously walk her dogs every afternoon--festooned in hunters’ orange--oftentimes battling the elements. We don’t know how her dogs felt about this. Fortunately, her family spent quality time reminiscing with her during her last days at the hospital. She has always been there for her two sons and grandkids and supported them unsparingly.

When one of her former students learned of her passing, he told me she was an inspiration to him. I joked, in second grade? He replied, “I always felt she was truly herself and that inspires me even today.”

For those who knew her, you know she certainly was a character and I’m sure each of you has an amusing memory. I invite you to enjoy those memories of someone who was good-hearted and generous.

She is survived by two sons, Charlie and Tim, daughter-in-law Christine (Mignano) and four grandchildren, Jackson, Sophie, Aiden and Amelia.

No public services are planned. Per her wishes, memorial contributions may be made to the Huron Valley Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor, MI and the National Scleroderma Foundation, 23999 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, MI 48033. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.

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#2 Mary Deis 2021-10-28 13:54
I was very sad to here that Mrs. Peiter had died. She is the only teacher all my kids had at South. Our whole family loved her. She helped my daughter adjust to school by taking walks with her after school. She came to graduation parties. She was a one of a kind wonderful teacher and I feel so fortunate to have known her and had her help in shaping the lives of my kids. The world needs more women like Sally Peiter. Mary, Caitlin, David, and Mikey Deis
#1 Dennie Schiller 2021-10-27 19:42
Sally was one of a kind, uniquely, "Sally" and I wouldn't have wanted her any other way. She was a loyal co-worker/frien d and always had something interesting to contribute. Along with being my daughter's favorite teacher, they shared the same birth date. For years following Tia's passing, Sally would make paperclip earrings and leave them at her gravesite. And how she loved garlic! Sally will live on in my memory as one of my favorite 'things'. God speed, my friend

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