Sugar, Bert Randolph
Bert Randolph Sugar, the legendary boxing writer and historian passed away on Sunday. He was born on June 7, 1936 in Washington, D.C. to Harold and Anne Sugar. After Michigan Law School, he worked on Madison Avenue. But his first love was sports. He was a publisher and editor of "Boxing Illustrated" and "The Ring" magazines, and went on to write over 80 books. Bert was also a commentator for HBO and ESPN. His fedora, always-present cigar, and barrage of one liners made him an instant icon.
A service will be held at the First Congregational Church in Chappaqua on Saturday, March 31. Donations may be made to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, One Hall of Fame Drive, Canastota, NY 13032, The Theodore A. Atlas Foundation, 543 Cary Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310, and the National Research Fund for Tick Borne Diseases, POB 643, Wilton, CT 06897.
Bert leaves behind his brother, Stephen Sugar, a son, J.B. Sugar, and a daughter, Jennifer Frawley, plus 4 grandchildren.
Bert's wife of 51 years is Suzanne Davis Sugar. When Suzy and he were first married he told her that he couldn't promise a fortune, but he promised that, with him, life would never be dull.
Bert Sugar kept his promise.
Published by The Journal News on Mar. 29, 2012.