Daniel Ellis Saylor

Updated: Dec 9, 2020


DANIEL ELLIS SAYLOR, 67, of Lompoc, CA. formerly of the Bruin-Parker area, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 in California following an illness.

Born on July 9, 1953 in Parker Twp., Butler Co., he was the son of the late Daniel Elmer and Margiree Texter Saylor.

Dan graduated from Karns City High School in 1971, studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburg (1975), and graduated Point Park Univ. of Pgh. in 1983. Dan also continued his education in photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography and Film graduating in 1999.

Mr. Saylor was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving for over three years from 1975 to 1979. He served as a Still Photographic Specialist in the service attaining the rank of E-4. He was a Disabled American Veteran. He served in Fairbanks, Alaska, Vanderbug AFB and Nellis AFB in Las Vegas.

Dan was a gifted and talented photographer, not only doing photography work for the USAF, but for much of his civilian life documenting life as he experienced and saw it with family, friends, and travels.

For over the past thirty years, Dan spent much time studying the genealogy of the entire Texter-Saylor families.

Surviving are his wife Sasiwan (Anna) Saylor whom he married in West Freedom (near Parker) in July 2007 as well his adopted son, Benjamin Cole Saylor (also known as Teddy) of whom Dan was very proud. He is also survived by twin sisters and husbands, Joyce (Bill) Fair and Janice (Larry) Felix, all of Parker, brother Jack and wife Nancy Saylor of Bruin, and sister-in-law Debbie Saylor of Texas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William D. Saylor.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Thursday, December 10, 2020 at H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, 201 So. Wayne St., Parker where a private funeral service will follow at funeral home with private burial in West Freedom Cemetery. Masks must be worn during visitation and social distancing will be observed.

To view/send condolences, sympathy cards, flowers visit www.buzardfuneralhomes.

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