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Robert E. Sawyer

Robert E. Sawyer

KILMARNOCK—Robert Erven “Bob” Sawyer, 84, passed away March 9, 2022, after a three-year battle with cancer.

Bob was born at Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C., on July 11, 1937. He grew up in southern Maryland and Northern Virginia and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1956. He was a talented athlete, who excelled in both basketball and baseball and was also a powerful racquetball player.

Bob was employed first by C&P, then later AT&T. His career began as a lineman and installer and he was promoted through the years to a management position with AT&T. Bob retired from AT&T in 1988. He continued to work for the phone company as a private contractor at Quantico Marine Corp Base.

In 2000, Bob moved with his wife, Sylvia, to Kilmarnock, where he loved to fish and relax at his home on the Chesapeake Bay.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; two sons. Robert Kirk Sawyer of Herndon and Craig Sawyer of Virginia Beach; four Sawyer grandchildren, Breylin, Haden, Avery and Everett; his sister, Sue Castleberry of Atlanta; six adult step-children and their families; and his loyal canine companion, Bear-Bear dog.

Per Bob’s request, there will be no public services.

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