Miles R. Sawyer ’43-2

PINELLAS PARK – Miles R. Sawyer, age 92, of Seminole, FL, (formerly of Rockland, Maine), passed away on March 4, 2012, in Pinellas Park, FL.

Born June 14, 1919 in Rockland, Maine; attended Maine Maritime Academy, class of 1943-2; officer in the Merchant Marine during WW2; joined the Naval Reserves.

Miles married Virginia Payson Bowley, April 13, 1946; they had two children; Patti and John.

Member of The First Unitarian-Universalist church, St. Petersburg. Managed Beneficial Finance Co. for 26 years, then Camden National Bank, before relocating to Seminole with his wife and son.

Belonged to Aurora Masonic Lodge #50 for 65+ years, was a Dual Member of Gulf Beach Lodge #291, Madeira Beach; member of Tampa Scottish Rite, 32nd Deg. and also a Shriner.

Survived by his son, John, and daughter, Patricia Knapp and husband Wayne, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Masonic Memorial service took place at Gulf Beach Lodge #291.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gulf Beach Lodge #291, 14020 Marguerite Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708, The First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Saint Petersburg, Florida, 719 Arlington Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL. 33701, Caregiver Resources, Inc. PO BOX 7677 Seminole, Fl. 33775.