SOC Michael A. Sayer; Class 208 – 11 November 1971 – 15 January 2012
On Thursday, I learned a teammate had passed. Former Navy SEAL, Mike “Spyder” Sayer, passed from only a few weeks long, but brave fight with brain cancer. Mike was as good as they get. I worked with Mike during one of the best times in my career in one of the worst places in the world.
Our nation has lost an asset, we have lost a brother.
You’re missed Bro,
Posted on Fallen Navy Seals Facebook in honor of Mike.
SOC Michael A. Sayer; Class 208
11 November 1971 – 15 January 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Michael Allen Sayer. Mike peacefully passed away Sunday night after courageously battling a malignant tumor of the brain.
Mike entered the Navy in June 1993 as an Intelligence Specialist and served on the USS Carl Vinson for four years prior to attending BUD/S. Following graduation with Class 208, Mike served with SEAL Team EIGHT, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO Training Detachment and SEAL Team EIGHTEEN before beginning a career as Deputy Chief of Readiness and Training, Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center, Office of Naval Intelligence.
Mike is survived by his wife Robbyn and children Elizabeth (age 11), Lauren (age 8 ) and Luke (age 2); his parents Dr. Dave and Jeanne Sayer of Lansing, Michigan; his brothers Jim Sayer of Dayton, Ohio, Jon Sayer of Eaton Rapids, Michigan and Adam Sayer of Lansing, Michigan; his sisters Beth Monroe of Charlotte, Michigan, Jessica Berry of Lansing, Michigan, Rebekah Schafer of Ostego, Michigan and Rachel DePauw of Lansing, Michigan; his Teammates, loving relatives and friends.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, 23 January at the Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, Virginia 22192.
Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, 26 January at 2 p.m. Uniform is dress blues w/ribbons. Honor Guard will be provided by Naval District Washington.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, 28 January at the Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge, Virginia 22191. This will be a joint Naval Special Warfare and Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center memorial service. Uniform is dress blues w/ribbons. Color Guard will be provided by Naval District Washington. There will be a reception after the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael A. Sayer Memorial Fund; C/O Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) Access #6272038 P.O. Box 3100, Merrifield, Virginia 22119.
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