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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

DAVID SACKS

1922 - 2021

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David Sacks, 98, of Seaford passed away on July 13, 2021. His family and the many people who knew him throughout his long and fulfilling life will miss him. Born on July 29, 1922 in Kansas City, MO, he grew up in Valley Stream, NY. Dave served in the Army Air Corps during WWII in the Pacific conflict. While serving, he married his high school sweetheart Virginia (Ginny) Van Cott on May 1,1944.

Dave graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Dave and Ginny settled in Seaford, DE in 1952 where they raised their family and he worked for DuPont for 32 years, retiring in 1984.

Dave was a NY Yankees fan, an avid boater, and loved spending time with family in Bethany Beach, DE and Lake George, NY. He volunteered at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church and the Tidal Health Nanticoke hospital. He was the president of his homeowners association, and was instrumental in founding the Seaford Little League and Seaford swimming pool.

Dave was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Ginny, his son David M. Sacks, his parents Mabel and Albert Sacks, his brother Archer Sacks, and his sister Alberta Erbe. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Mark Heller; daughter-in-law Kathy Sacks; grandchildren; Lauren Sacks (Roy Van Veld), Ben Sacks (Meghan), Scott Heller (fiancé Liz Freeman), Jeff Heller (Joy); great grandchildren Simon and Laine Van Veld, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dave’s family would like to thank the Manor House Staff and friends who cared for and supported him during the many years he lived there.

Services will be private. Contributions in memory of David Sacks can be made to www.actslegacyfoundation.org (designate Manor House Samaritan Fund), or

www.Metavivor.org.

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Jim rahn

July 22, 2021 7:59 PM

I met Dave at the Manor House after my father moved there several years ago. Dave and him became quick friends and was probably the reason my dad enjoyed his stay there. Dave was a good man always there for others and always there to liven things. May he Rest In Peace . Are prayers are with you . Jim and Michelle Rahn

Marcia Legates

July 18, 2021 2:02 PM

Kathy,
I am so sorry you lost your dad, and also your brother, David. I remember also hearing about your mom. Our generation has lost our parents….very few are still living. Circle of life. We all have good memories of our parents to sustain us until we join them in Heaven. What a fine time that will be! 

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