In memory of
Harold E. Sawyer
Harold E. Sawyer, 88 SOUTH HIRAM - Harold E. Sawyer, 88, of South Hiram, died on Jan. 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Parsonsfield, July 1, 1928, the son of Sewall and Doris (Jewell) Sawyer. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Porter High School in 1947, where he was class president. Harold proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, and married Norma L. Kennett on July 31, 1955. Harold worked for 20 years all over New England, doing mostly road construction, including much of the Vermont Turnpike System. In the early 1970s, he started Harold E. Sawyer and Sons Construction, which he owned and operated for over 20 years. He also had snow plowing contracts in Hiram for three years and in Parsonsfield for 20 years. He served as Hiram Road Commissioner, selectman in Hiram, and school board member of S.A.D. # 55; and was past president of Kezar Falls/Cornish Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed dancing and going out to eat, but without question his favorite thing was spending time with his beloved wife Norma and his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grand-children. He loved his mother Dot very much, and his brother Eugene was one of his best friends. They would talk for hours, reminiscing of past adventures and growing up in the area. Besides his parents and his beloved wife, he also is predeceased by two brothers, Rodney and Eugene Sawyer. Surviving are his four sons: Steven Sawyer and wife Amy, of Scarborough; John Sawyer, of South Hiram; Jeffrey Sawyer, of Camden; and Greg Sawyer and wife Lura, of South Hiram; and nine grandchildren: Melissa, Jillian, Jocelyn, A.J., Haiden, McGwire, Alexandrea, Jacob and Jackson. He also thought the world of Rick Marden and Luke Nielsen, who are married to his granddaughters. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be Monday, Jan. 16, from 4-6 p.m., with a funeral service immediately following at 6 p.m. at Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., in Cornish. www.wnyfuneralhome.com
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