William Sayner

William V. Sayner

William "Bill" V. Sayner Jr., AB ’57, SPH ’62, GSD ’63 passed away on January 12, 2018, at the age of 82. After completing his undergraduate degree at Harvard College, Sayner spent three years at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque as a Navy Reserve Officer before entering into the GSD’s Master in Architecture program in 1960. He soon, however, felt the call of service and left the GSD in 1963 before graduating to join the Naval Civil Engineer Corps in Vietnam. Sayner served in various posts throughout the world before retiring in 1978 with the rank of Commander. Thereafter he worked as an executive in burgeoning Silicon Valley while receiving a master’s from USC and license as a civil and industrial engineer. Ever a military man, he returned to Kirtland to lead facilities planning in his "retirement," enjoying real estate investing, classic cars, and antiques in his golden years.

Bill is survived by his sister, Jana George; daughters, Kieu-Anh Nguyen, Elizabeth Sayner; and numerous nieces and nephews. We send a special heartfelt thank you to the staff at The Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico along with many others who helped Bill in his final months. Cremation has taken place and a military interment will be held at a later date at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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