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Stephen B. Saylor

Obituary for Stephen B. Saylor

April 29, 1943 - December 4, 2021
Sea Isle City, New Jersey | Age 78

Beloved Brother and Fiance'


Stephen B. Saylor of Woodbine, NJ, formerly of Sea Isle City and Palmyra, NJ passed away peacefully on December 4, 2021 with his fiancé, Diane Gilliano at his side. Born on April 29, 1943, in Riverside, NJ, Steve was the son of Bernhard and Bertha Saylor. Steve was christened at Bethany Lutheran Church in Palmyra, NJ and active in Luther League and Boy Scouts. He graduated from Palmyra High School as a member of the National Honor Society. He played clarinet and bass clarinet in the marching band and saxophone, his favorite instrument, in the dance band. He was selected to participate in All-State Band. Steve was also chosen to attend Boys State.

Upon graduation from high school, he attended Trenton State College and graduated from Rutgers University. His work career included McGarry's Pawn Shop in Philadelphia where he repaired and sold watches and jewelry. He also worked in sales at Eck's TV and Appliances which included installing rooftop antenna. Steve worked for AT&T as a customer service representative in the commercial division. He then found his long-time career as an independent Snap-on Dealer, a career that spanned 35 years.

Steve was an active member of the South Jersey Ski Club and served as coordinator on numerous ski trips.
He enjoyed skiing in Vermont, Colorado, Canada and Utah. Along with several other members of the Ski Club, Steve spent summers in Sea Isle where they rented a beach house named The Taj Mahal. Steve and two other friends eventually bought the Taj which brought numerous friends together for many years at the shore. In later years, Steve enjoyed vacationing in the warmer climates of Florida, Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.

Steve moved to Sea Isle City where he continued his business with Snap-on. He formed a business partnership with his long-time friend, George Della Sala which bought and sold commercial properties. They constructed a multi-bay garage which gave them the opportunity to get more involved with antique cars. Over the years he owned numerous antique Cadillacs and participated in Sea Isle's antique car shows both as a participant and also a judge. While he lived in Sea Isle, he served on the Zoning Board and was a member of the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City.

Steve is survived by his brother, George R. Saylor, fiancé Diane Gilliano, and numerous cousins.

A private celebration of Steve's life will be held at a later date.

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