Dr. Charles W. Sayward Jr., 85, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023 after a brief illness in Lincoln, NE. Charles was born in Lewiston, ME on August 1, 1937, to Charles W. Sr., and Geraldyne E. (Torrie) Sayward.
Charles graduated with highest honors (Philosophy) in 1959 from Bates College, and obtained his PHD from Cornell University. After obtaining his PHD, he taught Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Charles went on to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Philosophy of logic, language and mathematics. Ultimately, he became the head of the Department until his retirement.
Charles was a very kind, caring, loving and compassionate person. Charles was a published author having written a few books. Charles loved to read, exercise, swim and run. At one time in his life, he actually ran in the Boston Marathon! He had a very high and loving interest for all animals. He donated money yearly to local charities for animals, but most of all enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his entire family, especially with his son Michael, who was the love and pride of his life.
Mr. Sayward is survived by his son, Michael Sayward of Lincoln, NE, sister, Torrie Hensley of Branson, MO, his brother, Jeffrey Sayward of Dayton, ME, his brother in law, Larry Hart and his wife Eleanor of Burchard, NE and his sister in law, Rose Moulden of Pawnee City, NE and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Monday, June 12, 2023 at 2 pm.at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Burchard, NE. Mr. Sayward will be buried alongside his wife Lela, who predeceased him on June 3, 2022. In lieu of flowers, any contributions can be made in Mr. Sayward’s memory to The Cat House, PO Box 23145, Lincoln, NE 68542. Cards of condolences may be mailed to Aspen Cremation Service at 4822 Cleveland Ave, Lincoln, NE 68504.
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