Irvin Sayman BARRE — Irvin Sayman, 87, of Vine Street, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at his home, with his family at his bedside. Born Oct. 12, 1931, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Frederick and Rosa (Silverstrim) Sayman. Irvin attended elementary schools in Pennsylvania and graduated from New Albany High School in 1949. On Nov. 18, 1967, he married Josephine Smith in Towanda, Pennsylvania. They made their home there for five years before moving to Vermont, settling in Barre. Irvin was employed as a loom fixer at Malden Mills for 18 years, retiring in the early-1990s. In his spare time, Irvin enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Sayman, of Barre; his daughters Rose Haight, of Florida, Rita Inman, Ruth Coxhead, both of Pennsylvania, Roxanne Sizemore, of Maryland, Lisa Sayman, of Barre, and a son, Roy Sayman, of Alaska; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his brother, Howard Sayman. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Frederick; and his sisters Esther, Betty and Delores. A service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at the convenience of his family. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, assisted the Sayman family with the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit

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