George J. Sacco, formerly of Brookhill, Sugarloaf, PA and currently residing in The Villages, FL and Kelayres, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in UF Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL, following a 1-month illness.
Born in Hazleton, PA on February 17, 1954, he was the son of the late George and Theresa (LaBuda) Sacco.
He was a 1971 graduate of Hazleton High School and a 1975 graduate of Penn State University. George began his career in automobile sales with Wright Motors and over the years worked for Berger Family Dealership, Independence Toyota and Rovnack Auto Sales. He earned the respect and trust of his customers through his integrity, kindness and personality. George was a former member of the VCC and had a hole-in-one in 2015 at Mt. Valley Golf Course. His dream was to move to The Villages, FL and in 2019, he fulfilled that dream. While his time there was cut short, he enjoyed every minute.
George is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joyce (Yakubisin) Sacco, and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann (Sacco) Pennington and George Pennington, Kelayres, PA.
A memorial visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 4pm to 6pm at Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. (East), 669 West Butler Drive, Drums, followed by a brief memorial service at 6pm. COVID-19 restrictions of mask wearing and social distancing will be in effect at the funeral home.
The family requests no flowers as George's urn will return to FL and remain in their home. Memorial donations can be made to the Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 481, Hazleton, PA 18201 or to Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions, Inc., 13014 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com
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Hazleton Animal Shelter
PO BOX 481, Hazleton PA 18201
Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions
13014 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa FL 33618