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Celebrating the life of
Marjorie Ann Dessauer
Passed away on June 06, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Reception
  • 3:00pm to 5:30pm - Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • The Clubhouse @ The Cottages at Autumn Lake
  • Berwick Plantation (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31419

She was so talented and I enjoyed her friendship in art gathering and taking classes together. I missed not having her on the island . She had a wonderful long life. She will be terribly missed by all who knew her. Lee Forbes

Lee Haynsworth Forbes, Savannah,, Ga.

Dear Paula, Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Let us know how we may help.

Joan & John Lohr, Fernandina Beach, FL

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However we find comfort in Gods Word The Bible. I enjoy Isaiah 25:8 where Jehovah promises to do away with death. This scripture has brought many comfort. I hope it has brought you comfort as well.

R.G, Savannah, Ga

Marjorie Ann Dessauer passed away at the age of 95 on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm at her home in Savannah, GA. Born on March 6, 1923 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of Ernest and Lucinda Roberts. In 1946 she married Gerhard Dessauer, a nuclear physicist and professor of Physics at the University of Rochester. Marjorie was a beautiful, positive, artistic woman. During 50 years of marriage, she cherished her family foremost in her life.

Prior to marriage, she attended Syracuse University and studied art. Her talent and passion for painting and drawing followed her throughout her life, painting portraits of friends and studying life drawing and the anatomy of the human body from live models, while being a full-time wife and mother.

She and her husband Gerhard Dessauer moved to Aiken, South Carolina in 1953 to raise their family and where he was Director of the Laboratory at the Savannah River Plant and where they were also active in creating and developing The Aiken Community Concerts Association. In 1975 they moved to Charlottesville, Virginia before settling in Savannah, Georgia in 1993.

After the death of her husband, Marjorie revived her talent, drawing and painting from live models, flowers, cats, and individual portraits from 2002-2008. A member of several art groups and associations in Savannah, she entered art shows and competitions, winning many and always placing in the ribbons. Her talent was extraordinary, stunning, and short lived, for her love and care for her family came first.

She is survived by her four children, Leslie Dessauer, Peter Dessauer, Dr. Paula Wilson, and Alice Dessauer; son-in-law Dr. Joe Wilson; grandsons JaJa Dessauer and Alex Heyman (m. Miriam Heyman); great grandson Caleb Heyman and great grand-daughter Shelly Heyman.

In lieu of flowers you may donate in memory of Marjorie Ann Dessauer to The Telfair Art Meusem.

A catered reception will be held for friends and family at the Clubhouse at the Cottages at Autumn Lake in Berwick on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 3-5:30 pm.

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She was so talented and I enjoyed her friendship in art gathering and taking classes together. I missed not having her on the island . She had a wonderful long life. She will be terribly missed by all who knew her. Lee Forbes

Lee Haynsworth Forbes, Savannah,, Ga.

Dear Paula, Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Let us know how we may help.

Joan & John Lohr, Fernandina Beach, FL

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However we find comfort in Gods Word The Bible. I enjoy Isaiah 25:8 where Jehovah promises to do away with death. This scripture has brought many comfort. I hope it has brought you comfort as well.

R.G, Savannah, Ga


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