Obituary for Andrew Sagosz
Piscataway, NJ – Andrew “Andy” Sagosz, 90, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater. Born in Bayonne, NJ to the late Wassel and Mary (Glus) Sagosz, Andy has been a resident of Piscataway for over fifty-seven years.
After faithfully serving his country during WWII, Andy was Honorably Discharged from the United States Army as Staff Sergeant. Andy graduated from Juilliard School of Music and later on from NYU in 1953. He retired from Western Electric in Newark where he worked for many years as a computer programmer. Later in life, he enjoyed his time working for the American Cancer Society in North Brunswick.
Andy’s true passion in life was music. Whether it was playing the clarinet, saxophone or singing, he was a well-known musician throughout the area and has played with several big bands and music groups; including the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band of Hillsborough, Reeds, Rhythm and all that Brass of Northern Jersey and as a tenor singer with the Rutgers University Choral Group, notable for playing at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
Predeceased by his siblings; Mildred Lockard, Michael Sagos, Paul and William Sagosz and Lillian Sokol, Andy leaves behind his loving wife of almost sixty-one year’s Eve (Lucas) Sagosz and their dear family; son Mark and his wife Rebecca of North East, MD, daughter Andrea Pecsi and her husband Christopher of Bethlehem, PA, sisters Dorothy Skripak and Margaret Makara and three grandchildren; Greg Sagosz and his wife Jordan, Allison Sagosz of Milbourne, FL and Alyson Ditmore of North East, MD. Andy will be missed by all those that knew him, especially his extended family, nieces and nephews and godchildren.
A memorial gathering celebrating Andy’s life will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 12pm until 2pm at Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex, NJ 08846. A service reflecting his life along with Military Honors will begin at 1:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations sent to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Please visit Andy’s interactive webpage at www.MiddlesexFuneralHome.com to send condolences to the family.