Born: April 5, 1918

Died: September 17, 1985

Married: Betty Boyea

Children: Peter, Mrs. Linda Lohlein, Mrs. Karen Sides, Mrs. Donna Greene, Mrs. Barbara Martin, Mrs. Lisa Fite

Charles M. Sayles was a World War II veteran.  He was a son of Ray and Naomi (Kimball) (Dodd) Sayles.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 17, 1985

Charles M. Sayles

SARANAC LAKE Charles M. Sayles, 67, of 18.James St., died Monday afternoon, Sept. 16, at the General Hospital of Saranac Lake. He was born April 5, 1918, in Brushton, the son of Ray and Naomi (Kimball) (Dodd) Sayles.

Mr. Sayles had served with the United States Army for 10 years and was stationed in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Following the war he joined the New York State National Guard and came to Saranac Lake in 1947. He retired with the rank of First Sergeant and continued to work at the Armory here as superintendent until his retirement from that job in 1980.

He was also a substitute rural mail carrier in this area for 30 years.

Mr. Sayles was a life member and past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1508 here, a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Council 595 of Saranac Lake, and member of the local American Legion post. 

Survivors include his wife, the former Betty Boyea whom he married May 28, 1948; a son, Peter of Ithaca; five daughters, Mrs. Linda Lohlein of Mirmar, Fla., Mrs. Karen Sides of Putxet, Md., Mrs. Donna Greene of Austin, Tex., Mrs. Barbara Martin of Delmar and Mrs. Lisa Fite of Woodbridge, Va.; a brother, Robert Sayles of Lake Clear; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Pistolese of Watertown; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fortune Funeral Home and include an Elks service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and a Bible vigil at 8 Wednesday with Knights of Columbus members in attendance.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at St. Bernard's Church. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Saranac Lake Rescue Squad.