Frederick D. Sayyeau, 73, Champlain

CHAMPLAIN, NY — Frederick D. Sayyeau, 73, Champlain, NY, passed away April 15, 2022, at his home where he was under the care of Hospice of the North Country and his wife whom he adored.

Born August 24, 1948, in Watertown, NY, son of Robert D. and Constance A. (Bearden) Sayyeau, he graduated from Watertown High School.

 Following school he entered the US Army on Oct. 2, 1967, in Watertown, NY.  He was honorably discharged on Sept. 14, 1970, as a Sergeant and he received the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, the Army Commendation medal, Sharpshooter and Marksman Badge.

Fred studied Mechanical Engineering Technology at Syracuse University and SUNY Canton.  He is a former engineering and construction manager at Noble Environmental Power.

He married Sandra Dykstra on Aug. 9, 1997, aboard the Lac Du Saint Sacrement on Lake George, NY.

Fred was a proud veteran, member of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He enjoyed traveling for work or pleasure and always enjoyed vacationing with his wife and his beloved mother Constance.  Fred cherished the time spent with his son Todd, Todd’s wife Sandra, and his grandchildren Emma, Maya, Alina and Luca.

Among his survivors are his wife, Sandra Dykstra-Sayyeau, Champlain, NY; three sons Robert, Todd and Michael, Florida; two sisters and their husbands, Patricia M. and Robert M. Wilder, Chaumont, NY and Robin C. and Thomas Deierlein, Sackets Harbor, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son Shawn Sayyeau, a brother, James Sayyeau and his best friend, Michael Gregory.

Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, 117 N. Massey St., Watertown.

A memorial service will immediately follow 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial with military honors will follow in North Watertown Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.

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