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Nesta Sawyer Obermer, O.B.E.

January 1, 2019

1978 – La Conversion, Switzerland

Nesta Obermer was made an Officer of the British Empire for her war-time broadcasts from England to the USA. She earned the reputation as “The Master Voice” in recognition of her splendid tape recordings of great books of world literature for the blind. She, with her late husband Seymour Obermer, gave devoted directorship to the Heritage Craft Schools for Crippled Children in England. Mrs. Obermer gave support to Amnesty International, the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, England and the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She also played an active role in politics as a speaker for England’s Conservative Party. She was always a strong booster of youth and learning, giving countless private – and usually anonymous – grants to individuals (including students of Northwood) for the pursuit of their education and the realization of their talents. Nesta Obermer gave a new dimension to an old Shakespearean quotation: “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” (Deceased 1985)