Eric S. Sawyer, ‘Ric’, 76, beloved husband of Pamela (Ziegler) Sawyer, passed away November 5, 2021, at Hartford Hospital.
Born in Providence, RI, to the late Carl S. Sawyer, M.D., and Gertrude (Doliber) Sawyer, Ric proudly served his country retiring with 27 years as a pilot in the US ARMY and National Guard with a combat tour in Vietnam. His career continued as a corporate and State Police helicopter pilot for 45 years.
Racing motorcycles, treasuring old cars, bee keeping, ‘tinkering’ in the garage, spending time with family and friends on the farm in Vermont, were only a touch of what he loved to do.
He is survived by his daughters Margaret Sawyer, Elizabeth Krueger and husband Sean, grandsons Jackson and Maxwell; siblings Carl D. Sawyer and wife Ava, Elizabeth Fitzgibbons, Mary Sawyer and husband William Allinder, Laura Sawyer, David Sawyer and wife Caroline, and Peter Sawyer. He was predeceased by his brother Richard Sawyer and brother-in-law Paul Fitzgibbons. Ric has many beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 41 Park Street in Manchester, CT, followed with military honors. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Huey 369 Museum, 209 South Broadway, Peru, IN, 46970 or the charity of one’s choice.
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