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Hale Payne Saph IV

September 1, 1977August 29, 2020

Hale Payne Saph was born on September 1, 1977 and passed away on August 29, 2020 and is under the care of Kraeer-Becker Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

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Hale Payne Saph IV

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Andi Kristal

September 10, 2020

My deepest condolences to HP's family: his two sisters, Deb and Lisa (and their families), his son Grayson, and his son's mother, my friend Alexis.
We were just kids when we met, and our connection carried us through the early college years. Quiet nights having dinner with his family, holed up in a bedroom debating Socrates and Plato or world history as we got older, long letters written back and forth, wild youthful nights running the South Florida streets.
To know HP was to understand light and dark, as he was an enigma. A magnetic intelligence and a hidden vulnerability shared only with a "chosen few." Hence, his short-lived teen band named Esoteric.
Our relationship took on many forms through the years, but what I cherish most, and what I carry in my spirit, is how it evolved to pure unconditional adoration in early adulthood. Forever endeared to my heart, I always hoped the best for him. I wish I had checked in over the years.
There are many memories my young heart tucked away long ago, but some things will carry on: He is the reason I make my children watch The Sound of Music every year, the reason I love Buicks and The Doors.
We saw you in the sky, Sweet Alowishus. Thank you for saying goodbye.

Teresa Pekins

September 1, 2020

My heart aches for a kind loving man who has left us too soon. I will always remember the long talks of life and the love you had for Grayson. You were a friend to so many. Too soon Hale!! I wish life has lead in the direction your heart wanted . To all of your family especially Grayson, he was a thoughtful and kind man. Always in hearts Happy Birthday our angel

Alexis Kelmann

September 1, 2020

Hale was one of my dearest friends and I am truly heartbroken to hear of this. He was an amazing father and friend. He had a special bond with my son and I’m so grateful he was in our lives. So full of life. We could sit for hours talking about anything under the sun! My deepest condolences for the entire family . He will be truly missed! My heart especially goes out to Grayson! Love you Hale!

Brittany Tilson

August 31, 2020

My deepest condolences to Hale’s family. I was heartbroken to hear the news of his passing. Hale was one of the first real friends I made when I moved to Florida and we remained friends for the last 12 years. I’ll miss our playful banter and our many discussions on books, movies and politics. Hale had the ability to pick up a conversation with anyone and he always wanted to show everyone pictures of his son, who he was most proud of. Sometimes him and I would go awhile without seeing each other, but every time we were together, we easily picked up right back where we left off. I’m really going to miss you my friend.

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