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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