Donald F. Sager
West Coxsackie—Donald F. Sager, 84, slipped away peacefully and gracefully from the embrace of his loving family into the arms of his Savior in his home Tuesday morning, July 21, 2020 after a brief illness. It gives us comfort knowing he is now reunited with the love of his life, Fay A. Sager who predeceased him May 29, 2009.
He is survived by his children Robert (Colleen) Sager, Brett Sager and girlfriend Pam Murray, Gregory (Christine) Sager, Jennifer Sager and his two loving grandsons Robert Sager and Andrew Sager, as well as many adoring nieces and nephews.
Don was born May 5, 1936 and raised in Coxsackie N.Y. He graduated from Coxsackie-Athens school in 1953. After graduation he was signed to play professional baseball with The New York Giants until 1957 when he suffered a career ending injury. However, not before he played on a championship team resulting in an autographed baseball which is housed at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., in the Willie McCovey display. He then worked for General Electric and served in the Army National Guard until he was accepted into the NYS Troopers Academy. He served with the State Police from 1962-1992 ending his career as a Senior Investigator with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Don was a devoted husband, father, Pa, friend and Trooper. He savored a good meal and was always asking “what’s for dessert?”. He enjoyed pheasant hunting, bowling, and golf. Don’s favorite past times were watching the N.Y. Yankees and his grandsons play baseball. He also enjoyed babysitting his grand fur-baby Acelyn.
Graveside services will be held at 10 AM Friday July 24, 2020 at The Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie, N.Y. Those who wish to donate in lieu of flowers may do so to the American Stroke Association or the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, N.Y. Condolences may be made at www.wcbradyssonsinc.net.