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Sayre E. Stevick
Nov. 22, 1968-April 15, 2022
San Carlos, California

Sayre E. Stevick passed away April 15, 2022 after a brief illness. Sayre was 53 years old. A life-long Bay Area resident, Sayre was born in San Francisco, raised in Atherton, attended Menlo-Atherton High-School, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He then attended law school at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to The Order of the Coif.

Professionally, Sayre was a partner with Fenwick & West, LLP where he specialized in corporate work for Silicon Valley entities. Through his legal career, Sayre was involved in many important corporate transactions and played a critical role in the growth and success of his firm. Known for his intellect and insightfulness, he routinely provided creative solutions to some of the more complex transactional issues during an incredible time of growth in Silicon Valley. Sayre was particularly proud of the friendships he established with founders, clients, and fellow attorneys. He was respected by all and fondly remembered for his humor, integrity and disarming wit.

Sayre is remembered as a beloved and loyal friend, someone who could always be counted on to provide advice, lend a hand, and join in or, more often, lead an adventure. Sayre had the amazing ability to remain in touch with friends from across the decades and prioritized cultivating and maintaining relationships with people he met throughout his life. With a penchant for mischief, an amazing memory, and a sentimental nature, his friends credit him with turning mere events into epic memories. Whip-smart and hilarious, Sayre loved a witty exchange, good jokes, and clever pranks (even when he was the victim).

While Sayre was proud of his professional accomplishments and his personal relationships with friends, he remained most proud of his family – his wife and the love of his life, Amy, as well as his three wonderful children, Hadley, Perry, and Mason. He loved to travel with his wife and children, turning basic trips into life-long memorable events, whether visiting Buenos Aires, traveling to the South of France, RVing to watch the solar eclipse, visiting a dude ranch in Nicaragua, hiking Machu Pichu, spending a month in the Flatirons of Colorado or simply visiting sentimental family favorite locations such as Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. Sayre particularly cherished the quieter times he was able to spend with Amy, their children, and his in-laws exploring the beaches, shops, and nature of Carmel, CA. He was also a lifelong San Francisco 49ers and Cal Bears fan (regardless of how bad the season had been), and established attending the Big Game as an enthusiastic annual family tradition.

Sayre is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Amy, their children Hadley, Perry, and Mason, as well as his parents, Susan Stevick and Stephen Stevick & his wife, Nancy Raine, and sister, Elizabeth Stevick Schwartz.

The family suggests that those wishing to honor Sayre can make a donation in his name to the Peninsula Open Space Trust.

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