The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

October 16, 2013

Jacob A. Saylor

JEROME — SAYLOR – Jacob A., 81, Jerome, formerly of Nanty Glo, died Oct. 15, 2013, at In Touch Hospice House, Somerset. Born Dec. 10, 1931, in Thomas Mills, son of Earl F. Sr. and Eva (Grasser) Saylor. Preceded in death by parents; wife, the former Floretta Jean Anderson, on Aug. 23, 1989; stepmother, Rita (O’Brien) Saylor; granddaughter, Daisy Saylor; sister, Grace Pyle; and brothers, John Saylor, Earl Fred Saylor Jr. and Maurice “Pete” Thomas. Survived by children, Robert, married to Leslie Miller, Boswell; Karen, married to Michael Peck, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and William, married to Ida Jean George, Acosta; grandchildren, Kelly, Jacob, Jennifer, Marc, Tara, Renee, Chad and Emma; and five great-grandsons. Brother of Nancy Manges, Jerome; Anna Blough, Tire Hill; James Saylor, Ferrellton; Raymond Saylor, Boswell; and Eva Mae Felix, Jenner Township. A 21-year U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was employed in several area coal mines for 10 years. Member of UMWA and lifetime member of Boswell Post 461 American Legion. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service at noon Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, Deacon Jay Pyle, officiating. Burial will be held at O’Connor Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials to In Touch Hospice, P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, Pa. 15501, would be appreciated. Military rites in charge of Somerset County Honor Guard. To express condolences, make a donations or light a candle visit hoffmanfuneralhomes.com.

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