BROOKVILLE - Fred D. Sayer, retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Air Force
, of Brookville, passed away Saturday (Nov. 23, 2013) at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.
He was born in Brookville on March 6, 1919, to Fred and Alma Lucas Sayer. He was educated in the Brookville schools, graduated from Juniata College and held a master's degree in industrial management from the University of Pittsburgh.
Following graduation from college, he was employed by The Proctor and Gamble Co. until he entered the military service in 1942. Following wartime service in the Air Force in the United States, Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan, he was relieved from active duty in 1946 and was employed by Sylvania Electric Products Inc. in Emporium and Altoona. Recalled to active military duty in 1949, he served continuously in the Air Force until his retirement in 1972. In addition to World War II
service, he served in Korea and Vietnam and was stationed in Japan, Europe and numerous duty stations in the United States.
After retirement, he returned to Brookville, where he served on borough council, borough planning commission and the boards of the Arthurs Memorial Library and Brookville Industrial Foundation. An elder of the Presbyterian Church, he served that church as a trustee and member of the Session. He was a member of the Air Force Association, Military Officer's Association of America, Armed Forces Benefit Association and Pinecrest Country Club.
He was married to Jean McMurray of Brookville in 1946. She preceded him in death in 1981. He was also married to Jean Alexander of Clarion. She preceded him in death in 1990.
Surviving are three daughters, Leslie (Dan) Clark of Brookville, Linda (Tim) Walter of Bradford and Anne (Robert Deemer) Sayer of Brookville; one son, William (Meghan) of Berwyn; and two stepsons, Charles Alexander of Frewsburg, N.Y., and Dr. Stephen (Nancy) Alexander of Oxford, Ohio; along with several grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wives he was preceded in death by two sisters, Julia Delaney and Marjorie Harvey; two infant children; and a stepson, James Alexander.
Memorials are suggested to the Arthurs Memorial Library, Brookville Presbyterian Church and Brookville YMCA. No visitation will be held, and a gathering of family of friends will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.