77 years of age and longtime resident of Fullerton, passed away peacefully in his home early Tuesday morning December 8, 2020, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family. The husband of Suzanne H. "Suzy" (Brezina) Saylor for almost 57 years, he was born in Allentown to the late Herbert H. and Angela (Jandrisevitz) Saylor, Sr. A 1963 graduate of William Allen High School, Herbie proudly served his Country with the Army's First Cavalry during the Vietnam War. He returned home and became a life member of Fullerton American Legion Post 367 and Northampton VFW Post 4714. He worked for over 31 years at the cindering plant, coke works and railyard of Bethlehem Steel until they closed in 1997. He was Past President of Darktown Fire Co. and was an Officer in the Republican Club of Allentown. Most proud of his 50 plus years of volunteer dedication to Fullerton Fire Co. # 1 and Whitehall Fire Police, Herbie was an active member until his passing, and could often be found tending the door at the Fire Hall Social Quarters. Surviving beside his wife Suzy are his daughter Pamela Rickard with Tom Klocek; sons Mark with wife Colleen (Nickerson), and Matthew with wife Denise (Brandon); grandchildren Jeffrey, Madalyn, Katie and Colin; sister Carol Harris; along with nieces, nephews and the extended Brezina family; predeceased by infant daughter Teresa and brothers Albert and Robert. Graveside services with Fireman and Military Honors will be on Friday January 29, 2021 at Noon in Section K of Cedar Hill Memorial Park, 1700 Airport Road Allentown, PA 18109. Memorial contributions honoring Herbie may be presented to the VA Medical Center Residents Activity Fund 1111 East End Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18711
The Gilbert Funeral Home of Whitehall
is honored to handle his arrangements
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 24, 2021.