Frank W. Sayer died Aug. 24, 2013, at the age of 97. He lived as a man full of life, curious, observant, grateful for small things, generous and engaged. His example of what life should be is a shining guide for all of us to follow.

He was born to Jessie and Albert Sayer on Feb. 29, 1916, in Colborne, Ontario, Canada. He was the youngest of nine children and was preceded in death by Dorothy, Joe, Beth, Howard, Ramah, Earl, Esther, Wes and his wife of 67 years, Lee.

Frank served in the Army Air Force during World War II and later earned a Secondary Teaching Certificate from Michigan State College. Frank built a distribution business and was rightly proud of the state-of-the-art warehouse he built in Detroit, Mich. He was very successful and pleased with his accomplishments.

Frank and Lee moved to Green Valley in 1988, and fell deeply in love with this area. They took full advantage of the GVR programs and devoted themselves to tennis and bowling. However, Frank never lost his love of baseball. He had played semi-professional ball as a young man. I never could figure out how he was allowed to slide in the dirt and people cheered.

Frank and Lee had groups of friends that traveled together, played together and celebrated together. Their life was full and they were fulfilled.

He was a very giving man and we ask that you pick and make a donation in his name.

Good night, Sweet Prince. You will be loved and missed forever.

Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Sept. 4, 2013