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Lillian Marie Sayre

Obituary for Lillian Marie Sayre

June 16, 2016
Langhorne, Pennsylvania


Lillian Marie Sayre
Lillian Marie Sayre of Langhorne passed away with her loving family by her side on June 16, 2016 at her home. She was the loving wife of John J. Sayre whom she married 64 years in July. Born in Philadelphia in 1933, Lillian was the daughter of Paul W.G. Irwin and Marie E. Irwin. She was preceded in death by her brothers Paul W. Irwin, James G. Irwin and Robert W. Irwin. She attended Frankford High School and then the family moved to Langhorne and she graduated from Langhorne-Middletown high school in 1951. She then attended West Chester State Teachers College until her marriage to her husband John. Lillian is survived by her three children, Lisabeth A. Powelson and Dr. Robert W. Powelson, Ronald M. Sayre and Paula C. Sayre, Brian G. Sayre and Jill E. Sayre; and 7 grandchildren; Amy M. Patrick and Derek Patrick, Julie C. Tennant and Rev. Andrew Tennant, Zachary W. Sayre, Bronwyn Sayre, Lily Sayre, Audrey Sayre, Rory Sayre and two greatchildren, Luna Tennant and Reid Patrick. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their children.

Lillian enjoyed ballroom dancing with her husband and gardening with her flowers around the house. She was involved in genealogy. She loved to travel taking a few cruises and vacations in Beach Haven, NJ. She was a member of St. Mary Women's Guild, a volunteer of St. James Thrift shop, and assisted in the Library of Oliver Heckman school and was a Sunday School teacher.

Relatives and friends are invited to Lillian's Life Celebration Visitation on Sunday 6/19 from 4-7pm at the Dunn-Givnish Life Celebration Home 378 S Bellevue Ave, Langhorne (215-757-3331) and on Tuesday 6/21 from 10-11AM at St. James Episcopal Church (330 S Bellevue Ave, Langhorne) with a service to follow at 11AM; Interment at St. James Episcopal.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800 Miami, Fl. 33137 ~ American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120 Chicago, IL. 60693.

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  • National Parkinson Foundation
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    Miami, FL 33137

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378 South Bellevue Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
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