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Dr Mark Louis Saylor

September 12, 1921 ~ January 12, 2019 (age 97)

Mark Louis Saylor, MD, died at home in Cape Canaveral, FL on January 12, 2019. He was born in Canal Winchester, Ohio on September 12, 1921 to the late Samuel Louis Saylor, DVM and Mary Marguerite Boyer Saylor. His ancestry can be traced to Pioneer Palatine immigrants of Western Fairfield County. He was baptized in the tradition of the Evangelical Reformed Church, but was affiliated with Trinity United Methodist Church of Columbus, Ohio for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Colonel Daniel Theodore (Jane) Saylor; and his son, David Zeph Saylor, MD in 1979. He was married to and preceded in death by his loving and loyal wife, Catherine Anne (Caseley) Saylor of Jackson, Ohio. He is survived by his son, Mark Evan (Annette) Saylor; daughters, Catherine (Richard) Cheney and Sarah (Kurtis) Schrumpf; grandchildren, Megan and Benjamin Saylor; Catherine (Justin) Wise and Michael Cheney; and Kyle and Tyler Schrumpf; and his great-granddaughter, Grace Wise. Following schooling in Canal Winchester, he graduated with a BA degree in 1943 and an MD degree in 1945 from The Ohio State University. He spent two years as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps and then entered training as a surgeon in Urology at OSU. He practiced this specialty in Columbus, Ohio for 35 years and retired in 1987. During this period, he was a founding member of Urological Associates, Inc. and was affiliated with Mt. Carmel (West), Riverside, and Children’s Hospitals. He was also a member of many medical organizations including Columbus Surgical Society (Past-President) and a Diplomat of the Board of Urology. He was a member of Sigma Alphalon Epsilon, social fraternity and Nu Sigma Nu, professional fraternity. He participated in YBMC and the Medical Review Club of Columbus. He was a 60 year member of the Southgate Potter Masonic Lodge 782, a member of the Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite and the Aladdin Shrine. He resided in Upper Arlington for over 50 years. Following retirement, he and his wife developed and published family studies, joined multiple genealogy societies and he became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Ben Franklin Chapter. Mark and Anne moved permanently to Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2006, where they truly enjoyed, to the end, a beautiful life together. Services will be private. Arrangements were made with Beckman and Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach, Florida and The Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home in Canal Winchester, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to The David Zeph Saylor Memorial Award c/o OSU Endowment Fund, Riverwatch Tower, Suite B, 364 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43021-4340

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