Gordon Saylor, age 85, of Swartz Creek, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 19, 2022, at 11AM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2415 Bagley Street in Flint. Visitation will be held Monday, December 19, 2022, starting at 10AM followed by service at Church. Entombment will take place at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences can be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
Gordon was born on October 5, 1937, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Oliver (Lena) Saylor. He was the fourth child out of six children. As a child and teen, he would spend most of his time out and about with his brothers in downtown Flint sitting outside of music clubs enjoying the music from a far and sneaking into theaters and sports events. Gordon and his siblings grew up with very little yet always cherished the small things in life. Like his mother's delicious pies, he always talked about and time he spent with his siblings. As a young adult Gordon was employed with General Motors in Flint, MI where he worked for over 30 years and retired in 1995.
On January 28th, 1961, Gordon married his best friend and love of his life Barbara Zwolensky.
Gordon and Barbara had 4 wonderful children that they loved and cherished very much. They spent many of their children's younger years traveling and camping all over the United States visiting National Parks. Gordon and Barbara shared 61 beautiful and adventurous years of marriage together.
In his spare time Gordon enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling, and betting on the horse races. His fondest memories were those spent with his family, friends and especially his grand and great-grandchildren whom he absolutely adored.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; his four children, Greg (Richard) Saylor, Paul (Dawna) Saylor, Mike Saylor and Connie (Jeff) Steffon; grandkids, Karlie Saylor (Chris Anzures), Deven Frazee, Eric Steffon, Edward (Kelsey) Steffon, Joel and Jasmine Alejo, Julia and Joey Saylor; great-grandkids, Tyler, Mason, Violet, Johnny, Daniel, Jay, Christen, Elija and Jax. He is further survived by his siblings Shirley Saylor and Don (Betty) Saylor
In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by his siblings Edward, Glenn, Jerry and Oliver Jr.