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Mr. Robert Wayne Sayer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Mr. Robert Wayne Sayer of Alexandria, Va., died of cardiac arrest on Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C. at the age of 67.

Mr. Sayer was the son of former Thomson residents Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sayer. He was born in Elberton on Aug. 3, 1939, and grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He graduated from Millersburg Military Institute in Millersburg, Kentucky before attending Center College in Kentucky and the University of Virginia.

The founder of R. Wayne Sayer and Associates, he was a Washington-based government affairs consultant in international and domestic issues affecting high tech industries. At the time of his death, he was senior government affairs consultant to Applied Materials Inc. of Silicon Valley.

Mr. Sayer will be remembered as a larger than life individual whose love of music, travel, humor, and good food were shared with all who knew him.

He was a founding member of Blues Aid, a financial support organization for aging musicians, and one of the original members of the Emil Verben Society, a group of always-hopeful Chicago Cubs fans.

He is survived by his daughter Lauren Sayer of Reston, Va.; his sister, Patricia Sayer Fusco of San Anselmo, Ca.; her son and daughter and their children, all of the San Francisco Bay area, and his ex-wife Jane Seyffert Sayer of Reston, Va. Survivors also include many cousins in north Georgia and across the country.

Web posted on Thursday, November 23, 2006

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