Patricia M Sayre passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on June 6, 2014, at the age of 72, wife of James Sayre, Sr. (deceased). She was born May 30, 1942, in Phoenixville, Pa., the daughter the late of Jean and John McAvoy. She is survived by her two children, daughter Jennifer L. Sayre and son James R. Sayre Jr.; daughter-in-law, Amy Sayre; six grandchildren, Rebekah Sayre, James Sayre, Morgan McKiernan, Emily Sayre, Sydney McKiernan, Owen McKiernan; sister Jacqueline Halladay (Bard); and brother, John McAvoy. She leaves us to join her husband, sister Jean McAvoy and loving parents.|
Up until the moment of her passing, Patty had been actively pursuing a career in nursing, intensely studying for her RN degree at Excelsior College. She graduated from the Quaker founded Friends Academy. She was a licensed Realtor for 15+ years and founder of Patricia Sayre Realty Inc. Patty served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Realtors Association. She also served as flotilla commander for the local Coast Guard auxiliary and obtained her class B commercial driver's license. As a Daughter of the American Revolution, she maintained the tradition of social advocacy. Patty highly valued her community and, in addition to her work with voter registration, served in Norristown as a poll volunteer.
She was a certified yoga instructor and shared her passion for learning and spiritual reflections with everyone she touched. Her thirst for knowledge and understanding was relentless. She was a devoted and loving mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and social activist.
She enjoyed representing Plymouth Country Club in the women's competitive golf league and won the Women's Club Championship three times.
She cherished family, friends, nature, music, the arts and education and will be dearly missed.
Viewing #1 will be held on Wednesday, June 11, from 6-8 p.m. at the Boyd-Horrox Funeral Home, 200 West Germantown Pike, Norristown, Pa.
Viewing #2 will be held prior to the Chapel Services on Thursday, June 12, from 10-11 a.m. at the Washington Memorial Chapel, Rte. 23, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge, Pa. Chapel Services will begin at 11 a.m. with burial to immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mercy Suburban Cancer Center, Attention Carol Forte Street, 2701 DeKalb Pike, East Norriton, PA 19401.
Published in www.timesherald.com on June 8, 2014