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Richard and Teresa McNinch

We will never forget this kind , sweet man. We thank you Aunt Sandy for sharing Uncle Bob with us. He has been part of this family from day one. He loved our children as you do. We will never forget all the year's of fun and laughter. From the McNinch Inn, wheeler rides,Bbq's,. Just chatting with him . He was a smart,bright, knowledgeable man. Aunt Sandy and Uncle Bob's family,our hearts break for you. We will never forget this wonderful man.

Joshua McNinch

Uncle Bob was a wonderful man and enjoyed by all, one of the biggest supporters of my military career and followed me across the country just to say hi and show his support that meant alot to me. He was the true definition of strength, love and happiness and I will miss being able to call and hear his witty voice and crack jokes at me. Knowing him has brought joy to my life and he will surely be missed. So sorry Aunt Sandy we love you!

Karen, Dan, Danny and Madison Crabb

So sad to hear of your loss! Bob was always so kind and welcoming! We will miss meeting up with him up North! Sending hugs and prayers! Love - The Connecticut Crabbs


Bob was a wonderfully kind person. He was easy to converse with and very witty. My heart felt condolences ho out to his family and my Aunt Sandy who loved him dearly.

Sandy Woods

Bob was known sometimes as a wise cracking curmudgeon to family and friends . He always had good give and take attitude about every aspect of life. He was known by my nieces and nephews as a very caring "uncle Bob". He wanted each of them to excell in whatever their dreams were and to give kind and appropriate advice. He will be missed by all of them. Our love for each other allowed for peace in my heart and joy for decades.

Jan and Jim Day

Such a sweet kind man , always a pleasure to be around. He will be missed.Our condolences to the family

Robert Barker "Bob" Sawyer


Mr. Robert Barker “Bob” Sawyer, 87, of Fernandina Beach passed away Friday, December 1, 2023 at the Warner Center for Caring.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late Wendell Frank Sawyer and Frances Virginia Armstrong. Mr. Sawyer grew up in Utica, NY and graduated from the Lennox School, Lennox, MA, Class of 1954. He attended Lehigh University from where he graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he worked with Proctor and Gamble in St. Bernard, OH for four years before joining IBM in 1962 as a Trainee and Systems Engineer. Mr. Sawyer remained with IBM at many various sites around the US, Italy and France before retiring in White Plains, NY in 1988. In 1999, Mr. Sawyer came to Amelia Island. Since settling here, he worked with local businesses and establishing on-site computer databases as well as pursuing his love of woodworking and golf.

He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church of Fernandina Beach.

Mr. Sawyer was preceded in death by a son, Robert B. Sawyer, Jr. of Hollywood, FL who passed away in 2005.

He leaves behind his longtime, kind and loving companion, Sandra C. “Sandy” Woods of Fernandina Beach; a daughter, Liseellen Sawyer of Ponte Vedra Beach; a brother, Thomas P. Sawyer of Savannah, GA as well as a niece and a nephew.

A service to remember and celebrate Mr. Sawyer’s life will be held Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Memorial United Methodist Church.

Rather than flowers the family requests gifts be made to Community Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Florida in his memory.


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