Richard “Dick” W. Saylor, age 74, of Manchester Township, York, died at 1:45 AM Thursday, April 22, 2021, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Carol (Hirning) Saylor.
Born May 11, 1946, in York, he was the only child of the late Clarence and Romaine (Kohler) Saylor. He was a 1964 graduate of William Penn High School, and earned his Associate's Degree in Fire Science from Harrisburg Area Community College, retiring as Assistant Fire Chief for the City of York after 40 years of service. He was also a US Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War era, and served in the Air National Guard for more than 27 years. He was a proud member of the York City Fire Department’s Honor/Color Guard and Retiree’s Association. He was also a member of the Prince Athletic Association, Vigilant Social Club, and Grandview Golf Club.
In addition to his wife Mr. Saylor is survived by a son, Stephen R. Saylor, and his wife Kristi, of Mount Wolf; a daughter, Stephanie S. Saylor, of York; two grandchildren, Taylor Moyer and Cole Saylor; and many cousins to whom he was very close. He also had an extended family of “brothers and sisters” in the Fire Department and National Guard along with many friends in the golfing community.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Church Of The Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court, York, with The Rev. Robert Riedy officiating.
Viewings will be 5-7:00 PM Tuesday at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 South George Street, York, and 12:00-1:00 PM Wednesday at the Church.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, with military rites presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. To honor Dick’s love of free food, a luncheon will be held after the graveside service, location will be announced at the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mr. Sandy Homeless Veterans Center, 412 West King Street, York PA 17401.
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