JNEWS: Sachs, John Richard [MC1956 RIP] a longer story than the obit


Dr. John Richard Sachs of NYC dies at 78

Published: August 31, 2013 8:18 PM
By SCOTT EIDLER scott.eidler@newsday.com

Most mornings as John Sachs left home for service at a Walter Reed center near Washington, D.C., his children would line up at the door and salute their father, a doctor who was drafted during the Vietnam War.

“He loved it,” son John Sachs Jr., of Manhattan, recalled. “I was very proud of him.”

A renowned blood researcher who worked for three decades at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Sachs died July 17 of complications from a fall. He was 78.

Sachs was born in Brooklyn on July 29, 1934, to a family of modest means, his son said. A big break was earning a spot at Regis High School in Manhattan. From there, he attended Manhattan College, graduating in 1956 with a bachelor’s of science, and Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, graduating in 1960.

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“His work was his hobby,” Sachs said.

In addition to his son, Sachs is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Manhattan; daughters Carolyn Yuen, of Ridgefield, Conn., and Jennifer Loframento, of Forest Hills, Queens; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Sept. 29 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan, family said.


Sachs, John Richard [MC1956 RIP] 

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