Arnold Ray “Arnie” Sayre, 70 of Fostoria, Ohio died on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Tampa General Hospital in Tampa Florida. He was born on July 30, 1947 in Point Pleasant, W. VA to Harold and Genevieve (Stevens) Sayre. He married Karla “Jane” Claycomb on April 22, 1967 in Monroe, Michigan and she died on January 23, 2012. He is survived by his son, Timothy (Samantha) Sayre of Fostoria and grandchildren Nicholas & Kaitlyn Sayre. He is preceded by his parents and his wife, Jane.
Arnie was a 1965 graduate of Fostoria High School, U.S. Army Veteran and retired from the Maintenance Department of Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria with over 30 years of service. He was a Charter member of the Fostoria Church of God, Member of the Fostoria AMVETS, VFW Post 421 and the DAV. He was also a member of the Bettsville American Legion. Arnie organized many Memorial Day services in Fostoria, was active with the Fostoria United Veteran’s Honor Guard. Arnie was instrumental with the construction of the Veteran’s Memorial Chapel and the Vietnam Memorial at Fountain Cemetery. He and his wife Jane where always involved in many events with all the local veterans organizations.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Pastor Donald Goodwin, officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday form 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fostoria’s Fountain Cemetery where Military Honors will be conducted by the United Veteran’s Group of Fostoria.
Memorial contributions are suggested to a Veteran’s organization of your choice.