Burton A. Sage of Concord, 92, passed away peacefully at his home on March 18 with his family by his side.
Born in Boston on June 5, 1930, Burt was the son of Molly and Harry Sagansky. Raised in Brookline, he often talked fondly of his wonderful days at Camp Brunonia, being a Trojan and friendships which still endure today.
After Burt graduated from his beloved University of Michigan, he served in the Navy. Upon returning home, Burt graduated from Bentley College and passed the CPA exam with honors. He practiced accounting in Boston for over 50 years with impeccable integrity. He was a lifelong learner, especially in accounting. At 92, he still took courses to keep up his license saying, “I worked too hard to get it and I am not giving it up so quickly.”
However, his main passion was sports, both as a participant and a spectator. He skied well into his 80s and loved tennis and bicycling. He was also the ultimate Boston sports fan and a devoted season ticket holder for the Celtics and Patriots since 1971,
Above all, Burt was a family man. He treasured his home and loved his family and friends. He delighted in his grandchildren and loved listening to their stories and experiences.
Burt is survived by his wife and best friend, Fredda (Kramer) of 59 years, treasured sons Mark (Judy) of New York City, and Brad (Juliana) of Larchmont, New York and his adored and cherished grandchildren: Jake, Alexa, Jamie and Emma. Burt is also survived by his dear and loving brothers, Robert Sage of Dedham (Phyllis) and Norman Sagansky of France, brothers-in-law Joel Kramer (Lucinda) of Hamden, Connecticut , Arnold Kramer (Cheryl) of Easton, Maryland and several nieces and nephews.
Burt was preceded in death by his grandson, Andrew Harrison Sage, his sister Marilyn Riseman and his step-mother Lee Sagansky.
He belonged to the Moses Michael Hays Lodge of Masons, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and Temple Isaiah in Lexington.
Funeral services were on March 22, with burial at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
The family asks that donations in his memory be made to his alma mater, the University of Michigan.