Edwin E. Sayles

27 November, 19371 January, 2021

Edwin E. Sayles, 83 of East Pharsalia, passed away quietly January 1, 2021 at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, N.Y.

Ed was born on November 27, 1937. He was the son of Clarence B. and Grace C. (King) Sayles. Raised and living his whole life in East Pharsalia, N.Y., he attended East Pharsalia and Norwich schools. He married Donna L. Grover on January 16, 1955. They were about to celebrate their 66th anniversary. Ed worked at a number of jobs to support his family, including construction with Hubbel and running trucks and equipment for F.B.Y./Ford Homes. He was a machinist tool and die maker for most of his career, working in a number of machine shops: Nor-Man-Co., Raymond Corporation, Branham's, Prime Tool and Die, and Automecha to name a few. He retired in 2000 from CWS/ARC tool and die shop.

A member of the East Pharsalia Baptist Church, he spent many hours working on the church and buildings. He helped family and friends throughout his life and worked on his own property and projects in his own machine shop.

Ed is survived by his wife Donna L. (Grover) Sayles of East Pharsalia, his sons Jerry Sayles, Andrew (Maureen) Sayles, and Gregory (Shelly) Sayles; his sisters and brothers-in law Patricia (Harold) Morse, Verda Wehner, Dick Angle, Margaret (Carroll) Smith; his sister-in-law Wanda DeGear; his brother-in-law Robert Hickling; his grandchildren Tracy (Jack Lupo) Sayles, Jason (Lori) Sayles, David (Amanda Nichols) Sayles, Michael Sayles, Riley Sayles, and Ethan Sayles; his great-grandchildren Judah, Kaleb, Noah and Gideon Sayles, Carolyn Sayles, Leif Sayles; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Grace Sayles; his sisters and brothers-in-law Elma (Nelson) Wright, Myrtle Angle, Florence (Bennett) Hammond (Francis Bennett, Donald Hammond); and William Wehner; his sisters-in-law Norma Crandall and Freda Hickling; and daughter-in-law Lora Sayles.

There will be no formal funeral services. A family memorial service will be held at the East Pharsalia Baptist Church. Donations can be made to East Pharsalia Baptist Church, PO Box 26 East Pharsalia NY 13758.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home


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Tony Crandall

8 January 2021

A Great Man with the kindest Heart. Our Families Hearts are broken, he was our Rock. He will be forever in our prayers, and deeply missed by Us All. God Bless You, may we meet once again in heaven. Much Love, Tony, Elisabeth, Briana, Brandon, Hannah & Orion Crandall, Becky Sue (Crandall) Bishop, and Family.