Joseph M. Sagi

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Joseph M. Sagi died January 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Alberta Sagi (Halterman). They were married August 3, 1946. He is survived by his girlfriend, Susie Nelson; sisters, Ethel Bryant and Ann Elzer; sons, Samuel Sagi and Guy J. Sagi; daughter-in-law, Angelia Sagi; grandchildren, Brett, Stephen, Kara, Natasha Smith, Natalie Wise, Shannon Koziba and Geri Koziba. He also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Sagi was born in his home on February 28, 1924, in Ottawa, served in the United States Army as part of the Seventh Armored Division. He was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He worked as a meat cutter in Ottawa until he moved to Tucson, AZ in 1951. There he continued the trade, ultimately managing some of the busiest meat departments in the region until his retirement. He moved back to Ottawa more than 15 years ago and regularly traveled back to Tucson with Nelson to visit family and friends. His passion for the outdoors was undying, exceeded only in his love for children. He was a quiet man, who spoke little but meant much. Mr. Sagi will be buried in Illinois on Friday, February 1, 2013. A Memorial Mass will be held here at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Memorials and donations may be directed to the Wounded Warriors Project or to the donor's choice. Arrangements by OTTOWA FUNERAL HOME.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Feb. 1, 2013
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