Dr. Alvin R. SayersOctober 24,2013
Dr. Alvin R. Sayers
FAIR HAVEN — Alvin Robert Sayers died Oct. 22, 2013, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Roxbury, Vt., the son of Elmer Sr. and Christie (Williamson) Sayers. He was raised by William and Alta (Sayers) York.
Al grew up in Roxbury and attended various schools in central Vermont. He graduated from Montpelier High School.
After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and became an airplane engine mechanic instructor and attended Southwestern University while serving his country. When he concluded his military duties, he went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
He married M. Jean Flint on Nov. 27, 1953. They moved to Fair Haven in 1957 and opened his dental office, where he practiced dentistry until his retirement in 1995.
Al enjoyed the many friends and relationships that developed from his 38 years of dental practice and 56 years spent in Fair Haven. He enjoyed time spent at his farm in West Haven, vegetable gardening, and watching generations of children learn to swim in his pool. One of Al’s proudest accomplishments was earning his pilot’s license in the early 1970s. He strongly believed in the need to keep moving and was walking 2 miles a day into his 80s.
Al was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Fair Haven, Eureka Lodge F&AM, American Legion Post 49, Vermont State Dental Society, and served on the Fair Haven School Board and Board of Selectmen.
He is survived by his companion of many years, Patricia C. Stannard, and his daughters, Andrea Brown and husband Christopher Brown, of Castleton, and Kimberley Costantin and husband Russ Costantin, of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; his son Scott Sayers, of Fair Haven; his grandchildren Calley Hewes and her husband, Garret Hewes, of Bristol, Lindsay Brown, of Castleton, and Eric Sayers, of Fair Haven; brothers James and Greta Sayers, of Plainfield, Allen and Judy Sayers, of Worcester, Ethan Sayers, of East Barre, Elmer Jr. and Linda, of Greensboro Bend; and sister Madeline McDermott, of Barre. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Jean, son Stuart, grandson Ian, brothers Raymond, Donald, Neil and Kenneth, and sisters Kathleen, Geraldine, Pauline, Ruby and Myrtle.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the United Congregational Church in Fair Haven. The Rev. Marsh Hudson-Knapp will officiate. A graveside service will be at the convenience of the family.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, PKD Foundation, P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187-1847; or the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.
Arrangements are under the direction of Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven.
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