Saturday, September 12, 2015

Andrew Cunningham Sager, III, BHS 1949

Andrew C. Sager, BHS 1949 October 19, 1931 - August 12, 2012

Andrew Cunningham Sager, III, passed away August 12, 2012, due to a motorcycle accident near La Honda, California. Andrew was born October 19, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Phyllis L. and Andrew C. Sager. He graduated from Burbank High School , Burbank , California . Because of his love for music, specifically the trumpet, he organized the comedy “Uoomp” Band” in high school. During his one year in junior college, he played at various events in the Los Angeles area with the Bob Porters Swing Band, as well as the Los Angles Symphony, working with Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra.

Andy joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 as a musician. Boot camp in San Diego preceded his transfer to Washington, DC, where he attended the Naval Conservatory of Music, received his musician stripes, and played in the U.S. Navy Band. As a trumpeter, he traveled with The Three Blue Jackets, performing with the Navy Band and as guests of other orchestras. Andy served on an aircraft carrier with the 7th Fleet as a navigation novice and main bugler on board the USS Philippine Sea until 1954.

Andy spent most of his professional life in architectural specification work, contract sales, and management in the automatic door business at Stanley and Besam. As regional manager and manufacture’s rep, he traveled throughout the coastal western states, as well as Idaho , Nevada , Utah , and Arizona.
His passion for tennis, bicycling, sailing, golfing, and most recently motorcycling demonstrated his zest for athletic adventure. Above all, Andy treasured his family and the time he spent with them. Dear friends meant the world to him. His kind heart, his quirky sense of humor, and his infectious laugh leave us with great memories etched in our hearts!!

Left to cherish his memory, his immediate family: wife of 41 years Judith Reynolds Sager of Belmont; daughter Wendy Sorensen, Laguna Woods; son Andy (Julie), Laguna Hills; grandsons Eric (Laura), Darrin, Drew, and Austin; great grandchildren Ella and Hunter. To honor Andy’s life in lieu of flowers, choose your favorite charity.

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