Harold E. Sawyer, 88


Harold Sawyer

SOUTH HIRAM — Harold E. Sawyer, 88, of South Hiram, died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his home.

He was born in Parsonsfield, July 1, 1928, the son of Sewall and Doris (Jewell) Sawyer. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Porter High School in 1947, where he was class president.

Harold proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, and married Norma L. Kennett on July 31, 1955.

Harold worked for 20 years all over New England, doing mostly road construction, including much of the Vermont Turnpike System. In the early 1970s, he started Harold E. Sawyer and Sons Construction, which he owned and operated for over 20 years. He also had snowplowing contracts in Hiram for three years and in Parsonsfield for 20 years. He served as Hiram Road Commissioner, selectman in Hiram, and school board member of SAD 55; and was past president of Kezar Falls/Cornish Kiwanis Club.

He enjoyed dancing and going out to eat, but without question his favorite thing was spending time with his beloved wife Norma and his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved his mother Dot very much, and his brother Eugene was one of his best friends. They would talk for hours, reminiscing of past adventures and growing up in the area.

Besides his parents and his beloved wife, he is predeceased by brothers, Rodney and Eugene Sawyer.

Surviving are his four sons, Steven Sawyer of Scarborough, John Sawyer of South Hiram, Jeffrey Sawyer of Camden and Greg Sawyer of South Hiram; and nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were on Monday, Jan. 16, with a funeral service immediately following at 6 p.m. at Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, in Cornish.

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