Dennis Sacks

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    - Mark Weaver
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    - Joshua Bennett
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Anchorage resident Dennis Sacks, 57, died March 23, 2011, at home with his wife and children by his side.

A celebration of life service will be held at ChangePoint church at 4 p.m. April 23.

Dennis was born in Allentown, Pa., to Jay and Joyce Sacks and was raised in New Tripoli, Pa.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1974, traveled around the world, and retired after serving 26 years, achieving the rank of senior master sergeant. He then enjoyed a career with FedEx Express as a courier, working primarily in East Anchorage.

Dennis was an active volunteer in church, working with children and adults. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a degree in business.

Dennis married Diana Bennett on May 12, 1984, in California. They have three children, Jonathan, Jeremy and Joscelyn Sacks of Anchorage. Dennis enjoyed life and loved people. He was a joyous person and radiated the love of God to all he met.

Dennis enjoyed sports, fishing, hunting, muscle and sports cars, cooking, visiting with friends and meeting new people. He was especially fond of spending time with family and supported and encouraged his wife, children and extended family in their many and varied activities.

"Dennis was a follower of Jesus Christ and enjoyed the journey of growing deeper in his relationship with the Lord," his family wrote. "It was always his intent to reflect the character of Jesus in his words and deeds as he lived and enjoyed life. He has passed from life to life, 'together again with Jesus in the blink of an eye.' "

Dennis is survived by his wife of 26 years, Diana; sons Jonathan and Jeremy; daughter, Joscelyn; daughter in spirit, Shoshanna Johnson; his parents, Jay and Joyce Sacks; siblings, Tom, Joan (Anderson), Michael, Donna (Braner) of Pennsylvania; his father and mother-in-law, Don and Joyce Bennett of California; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the education of his children through Alaska USA FCU in Anchorage. For more information, please contact ChangePoint church at 344-7780.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2011
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