Alfred Edward Sager
1937 - 2021
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Alfred Edward Sager

Saratoga Springs, NY - On Friday, April 23, 2021, Alfred Edward Sager, loving father, grandfather, and partner, passed away peacefully at the age of 84 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Al was born on March 7, 1937, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Edward and Madeline (Gfroerer) Sager. He attended Bishop Loughlin High School and worked for IBM for over 30 years. An avid athlete and sports fan, Al played basketball, softball, and later, golf, which he enjoyed with his many friends, in many locales. His favorite sports team was the New York Mets, after a childhood spent as a Brooklyn Dodgers fan.

After his retirement, Al enjoyed traveling with his partner, Alayne Pick, and their friends. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of U.S. roadways, thanks to his first job at the AAA, and was a dazzling trivia buff. His comic timing and hearty laugh are the stuff of legend, and will be sorely missed by his family and many acquaintances.

Al raised two daughters, Maureen and Dawn (who predeceased him in 2019), and son Edward. He also has a son, Bob Spampinato, whom he happily met in 2020.

He is survived by his grandchildren: Ashe Sager, Mia Sager, Hunter Johns, Esmee Johns, and Anya Sager, his sister, Teresa, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Dorothy Unterreiner and Daniel J. Sager.

The family wishes to heartily thank the staff of Home of the Good Shepherd, where he received loving and excellent care through such challenging circumstances over the past year.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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Published in The Record/Herald News from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2021.
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May 4, 2021
Al was a great friend and colleague and though time and space did not join us much in these past years, whenever we met at aldo's it was like we never were separated................will miss him
May 3, 2021
Phil Mazziotta, now of Ramsey NJ for 54 years. I worked with IBM for 20 years and took early retirement. I knew Al for 20 years, never worked with him. We played ball at Franklin Lakes on opposing teams. I never knew Al was from Brooklyn; I too am a Brooklynite. We are the same age and played ball (baseball was my game), so we never crossed paths. I put in 20 years with an early retirement. Franklin lakes was a country club. Party almost ever week. A great 20 years. I had a business in Ramsey (taxes); many of the guys are still my clients, 50 years later. What is left of the gang still meet at Aldo's in Wyckoff, Christmas time (except for last year). Al was one of them. So many have passed. We went for 50 or more to about 20.

So long Al, peace be with you. A friend..... Phil M
May 3, 2021
I worked and played softball with Al at IBM. A great guy, mentor and softball player. I still today remember the laughs we had on our way to and from visiting the IBM parts distribution facility in Maryland. May he Rest In Peace. He and his family will remain in our prayers
Fred Polizzi
May 3, 2021
I worked with Al at IBM for many years. He was a very good to work with. Rest in peace Al.
Roland Ames
May 1, 2021
Sending my deepest sympathies to you all. Al was a dear friend of my husband, John, for many years at IBM and after. May he rest in peace.
Judy Maher
Judy Maher
April 30, 2021
Rest In Peace Al
Joe Verdone (IBM Colleague)
Joe Verdone
April 29, 2021
To Al's Family and Friends,
We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.
The Staff at Burke Funeral Home
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