George E. Sayer – Scituate

George E. Sayer – Scituate

George E. Sayer, 89, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Scituate, and Lansdale, Pa., passed away July 16, 2018.

George was born in Providence, on July 23, 1928.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy (Williams) Sayer, and children, Deborah Arscott, her husband, Richard, of Dedham, Mass., Robert Sayer and his wife, Frances, of Richmond, Russell Sayer of Gastonia, N.C., Richard Sayer and his wife, Samantha, of Meadville, Pa., and sister Carolyn Ainsworth of Novato, Calif. He leaves behind nine grandchildren: Daniel, Sarah, Laura, Jeffrey and Rebecca Arscott; Joshua, Jonathan, Matthew and Colleen Sayer; his birthday buddy, Patricia Sayer, of Hope, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Ruth Pearson, of Charlestown, and his parents Lillian (McCall) and Raymond Sayer.

George graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in North Providence and was educated at Wentworth Institute, Boston. He was employed by Brown & Sharp and BIF, both in Providence, and Leed’s and Northrup in Lansdale, Pa.
He served in the United States Army 1950-1952. He was deployed to Japan and stationed there as part of the Headquarters Battery 980th Battalion until his Artillery Division was sent to the 38th parallel in Korea.
George was an avid lawn bowler beginning at the age of 13 and promoted the game for 63 years. He loved playing with his father and his sons in tournaments across the U.S. and Canada. He continued bowling after moving to Sun City Center, Fla., in 1995.

He dedicated much of his retirement to three family genealogies. The McCalls, his Mom’s family, originating in Scotland; the Sayer family who arrived in R.I. in the late 1600s from England; and the Tinkham family, on his wife’s side which linked the family to Peter Brown of the Mayflower.

George enjoyed the card game cribbage and taught all of his children and many of his grandchildren how to play the game. After moving to Sun City Center, he became very active in his home owners association, serving on many committees and the board of directors several times. He was most recently on the architectural committee until his death.

A celebration of George’s life will be held in Rhode Island sometime in the spring of 2019.