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“So sorry to hear of Ned's passing, condolences to his family. I hadn't seen Ned in almost 35 years, we graduated from Virginia Tech in the animal...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Tammi Clark Loving - Winchester, VA

“I just learned of Ned's passing while attending an alumni event at Virginia Tech last weekend. Not only did I know Ned during my time as a Maryland 4...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Linda (Clarke) Martin

“Dear Mr. Sayre, Lawrie, Nancy Ann, and Sally,I just found out about Ned by catching up on some emails. I am so sad. I remember Ned from when he was...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Annette Blum

“To Mr. Sayre, Lawrie, Nancy Ann, and Sally, and all of Ned's family,I just caught up with my emails and found this news. I am so sad. I remember...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: Annette Blum

“Lawrason,It was a shock to hear Ned had passed away. Les Vough emailed me to tell me. You have my sincere condolences.Jim Cropper, Northeast...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Jim

“I was very sorry to hear about Ned. I lived on the Sayre's farm for six years when Ned was a boy. I loved him and his family as if they were my own...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Judy Bateman Davlin

“Dear Sayre family, Ned and the entire Sayre family have all been students of the Cattle business and more specifically Angus Cattle. Ned was truly a...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Mark Gardiner - Ashland, KS

“As are so sad to hear of the loss your family has suffered. Ned will be remember for so very much but we'll always remember his smile and what a...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Mike and Mary Jones - Bel Air, MD

“Hi Nancy Ann, Thinking of you and your family during this time of loss. Patty & JimmysiE ”
9 of 46 | Posted by: Patty & Jimmy Rigney - Danville, VA

“Lawrason--So sorry to hear about Ned. You and your Family have been a great voice for Harford and particularly the Churchville area. ”
10 of 46 | Posted by: Geoffrey Close

“Michelle---We are so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do for you or your family, please let us know. Our prayers are with you...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Kim Newton/Tyler Middlebrooks

“Just heard the news from Tom C. So sorry for Ned's family. Haven't seen Ned much since Harford Day School since I live in NJ, but some of the guys...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Charles Newmeyer

“So sad to hear of Ned's passing! I hope friends and his family are comforted by all the great memories he has left us. I look forward to seeing him...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Beth (Thalacker) Hammelbacher

“So Sorry to hear of your loss. Extra prayers going out to the Sayre family. ”
14 of 46 | Posted by: John Kosek

“Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. With caring thoughts of sympathy. Richard and Mickey ”
15 of 46 | Posted by: Mickey Walker - Manlius, NY

“Michelle, although I did not know your husband personally, it appears that he made a big impact on the people of Harford County. I am so sorry for...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Cathy and Greg Kuester

“Lots of memories of Ned from years ago. So sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family. ”
17 of 46 | Posted by: Sara Wollaston-Hayden

“Very sorry for your loss ”
18 of 46 | Posted by: michael muul - Mt airy, MD

“I met Ned through my friends in Earleville, MD and I remember it like yesterday. He had a big smile and always laughing when I saw him. You could...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Kelly Young

“I will always remember the good times with Ned at Va Tech. Always smiling and always trying to get a laugh. ”
20 of 46 | Posted by: David Hanger, Churchville, VA

“Terribly shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Ned passing away. My sincerest condolonces to all of the Sayre family. ”
21 of 46 | Posted by: Mark Dolezal

“So very sorry for your loss. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. Hartford county has lost a true individual in Ned. Our heartfelt condolences go...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Susan Stroud

“I am so sorry . I remember Ned as a young student in high school ,skinny with curly hair, and we would often laugh about that. I got to know him as...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Michael Gaudreau

“My condolences to Mrs. Sayre and the family. Mr. Sayre was a remarkable man and was so helpful in putting Plumtree Farm in Land Preservation for our...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: irginia Roeder

“I only knew Ned through his work with agricultural easements for Harford County, but was impressed with his warm and friendly responses to my...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Anne Kern-Plumtree Farm

“It is with great sorrow that I have come to learn of Ned's passing. An honorable and true gentleman, all of Harford County mourns this day - he will...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Eric Fiore - Bel Air, MD

“Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you. ”
27 of 46 | Posted by: Kathryn Rogers

“So sorry Michelle - I think of you often - different things here at work remind me of you as I am sure you can imagine. I hope that you are OK -...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Kim Fleming - Abingdon, MD

“To The Sayre Family, I am so sorry to hear about Ned. I knew Ned from the Angus Assn. and I worked with Nancy Ann. My Prayers are with you, ...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Marcia Chamberlain - Boerne, TX

“My prayers and condolences to everyone who knew Ned. He brought such life and joy wherever he was. Heaven has gained a wonderful soul at their...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Anneli Rock Kelley - Sykesville, MD

“Overly saddened to hear of you passing friend. My family and I are blessed and lucky to have our farm just down the road from you and your families...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Grant Holly

“Ned will forever be a part of my high school memories, especially Mr. Miller's Russian classes. My deepest condolences to the Sayre family. ”
32 of 46 | Posted by: Laura Pinto Orem

“Ned was a great advocate of agriculture, beef production and Harford County's 4-H livestock programs. He was a great coach and mentor to youngsters...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Jim DeCourcey - MD - friend

“The date of your birth & the date of your death is separated by a dash. Ned, you crammed in a whole lot of living when you lived your dash. A...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Suzanne Fox

“Such distressing news. ”
35 of 46 | Posted by: Nan Jay Barchowsky

“Fred and I were very saddened to hear of Ned's death. Michelle, we are extremely sorry for your loss and feel blessed we had the opportunity to meet...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Vicki Reeves

“Heartbreaking ”
37 of 46 | Posted by: Martha Barchowsky

“I'm so terribly sorry for your loss...heartbreaking to lose Ned - he was a gift to all who knew him! ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: Kelly Grande

“I'm already missing the conversations I've had with Ned since our LEAD Maryland days. What a wonderful man. God bless his family. ”
39 of 46 | Posted by: Mark Steven Powell

“God broke the mold with Ned. We never saw Ned without a smile on his face and laughter surrounding him. We feel honored to have know such a great...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Liz Hopkins

“So very sad to learn this news of Ned's passing...a full of life guy whenever I was around him. A man of the land, a good son, father, husband.....Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Todd Holden

“I am very sad that Ned has left us so early in life. He was a wonderful colleague, helpful and dedicated to Harford County to a fault. Philemon 4:7...Read More »
42 of 46 | Posted by: Roxanne Lynch - Havre de Grace, MD

“We are so saddened to hear of Ned's passing. May God grant you strength at this very sad time. We lift you up in thoughts and prayers. Because we...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Dean and Gloria Hurlbut - MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are deeply saddened to hear that Ned has passed. ”
44 of 46 | Posted by: John P Correri Jr

“I am in shock. Waht a wonderful man who will be missed by many. I know Jordan was waiting there for you with that big smile. We will miss you....Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Angie and Jason Gullion

“May God grant you eternal peace. ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: Charles Seling Jr.

Parking Information for the Thursday Service With parking spaces being extremely limited at the 4-H center, please plan to park at: Harford County Parks and Recreation Lot 21 Rock Spring Church Rd. Forest Hill, Md (Across from Kleins Shoprite in Forest Hill) Bus transportation will be provided courtesy of Edwards Bus Service Ned Sayre, 53, of Churchville, MD, passed away on February 21, 2015 at his beloved, Waffle Hill Farm in Churchville, Maryland. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, he was the son of Lawrason Riggs Sayre and the late Jane Herman Sayre. A lifelong resident of Harford County, Ned attended Harford Day School (class of 1975) and was a 1979 graduate of John Carroll High School. He was a Hokie through and through, graduating from Virginia Tech in 1983 with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. Ned was the owner and operator of Waffle Hill Farm, LLC and a partner in Deer Creek Beef, LLC. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Walker Sayre, their beloved children Chris Bergmann of Coeur d' Alene, ID, Carly Bergmann and her significant other, Scott Cushing Jr. of Jarrettsville; brother, Lawrason Riggs Sayre Jr. and wife, Betsy, of Churchville; sisters, Nancy Ann Sayre and husband, Michael McGuirk, of Bel Air and Sally Carnohan and husband, Don, of Churchville. Ned is survived by his beloved nieces and nephews; Zach, Michael, Annie, Tyler, and Margaret. In addition he leaves behind a multitude of friends who are considered family; Virginia Tech, AGR Fraternity, and the Communities of Darlington and Churchville. In addition to his occupation as a Beef Producer, Ned was an Agricultural Preservation Specialist for Harford County Government and recently became EAGALA certified as an equine specialist for Stable Options, LLC. Moreover he was involved at a national and local level with several organizations including: LEAD Maryland (Class I Fellow), National Cattlemens Beef Association (Environmental Stewardship Award Program Committee Chair), Maryland Cattlemen's Association (Board Member President), American Farm Bureau Federation (Beef Committee Chair), Maryland Farm Bureau(Board Member), Harford County Farm Bureau (FormerPresident), and Maryland Angus Association (Board Member, Secretary / Treasurer). In addition Ned and his father Lawrason Riggs Sayre were named Chesapeake Bay Foundation Conservationists of the year in 2006. He was loved by many and will be missed! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County/Camp Hidden Valley, for the benefit of their agricultural programs and activities and mailed to Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County - Ned Sayre, PO Box 1106, Aberdeen, MD 21001 or online at bgcharfordco.org/nedsayre.

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