Russell Sack, 70, of the San Francisco Bay Area, passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Russ was born on December 4, 1947, in Glen Cove, NY, and graduated from Oyster Bay High School in 1965. He went on to graduate college at The Citadel, in Charleston, SC. A natural born salesman, Russ had several jobs in the printing industry – on Long Island, Texas and finally in California, where he settled in the Bay Area with his wife and three daughters. One of his favorite jobs was in his beloved hometown of Oyster Bay, NY, where he was the local bartender at Uwe’s Old Homestead. He was known for his tremendous sense of humor, generosity, congenial spirit and joi-’d-vivre.
Russell would want you to know more about his “girls,” the loves of his life, than himself! He is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Ellen Dye Sack, his daughters, Elizabeth and Jennifer Sack, Emily Sack Cunnie, her husband John Cunnie and grandchildren, Finn Charles and Everett Hugh Cunnie. Russ’s parents were Jean and Charlie Sack of East Norwich, NY, and he is survived by his four siblings and their families: Chuck Sack (Jill), Barbara Sack Brooks (Jim Brooks), Gerry Sack Curro (Angelo Curro), and Vance Sack (Meg).
Russ’s first love was family. He also loved San Francisco, and some of his favorite past-times included welcoming visitors and giving them tours of his beloved Bay Area. He constantly admired and praised the area’s natural beauty, and could often be found hiking the hills surrounding what he called “the Mythical Kingdom.” He was an avid historian, singer and sports fan. The 49ers and the Giants will miss their loyal – and vocal – fan. An abundance of friends and relatives will miss their soulmate, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, buddy and best friend.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to:
Marin County Open Space and Parks Fund
San Marin High Sports Boosters
The American Cancer Society
Posted on: 2018-04-16
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