Albert J. "John" Sagar

  • Born: February 11, 1933
  • Died: March 15, 2019
  • Location: Acton, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Brother

Albert "John" Sagar, 86, of Acton, formerly a long-time resident of Stow, passed away with family by his side on Friday, March 15, 2019 after a brief illness. He is now reunited with his best friend and beloved wife of sixty-one years the late Loretta (Goucher) Sagar.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on February 11, 1933, he was the son of the late Albert Joseph and Anna (Sapp) Sagar. After turning 18, John enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Fort Devens, MA. While on break from his duties, he went roller skating at a local rink; it was there that he impressed his future wife. John and Loretta were married on February 15, 1956, the same day he completed his military service. They purchased land in
Stow and with the help of his father in-law, John built the home where they raised their three children and later shared many special visits with their grandchildren.

John started his career at General Radio in 1956, retiring after 38 years. Upon retiring John held various part time jobs at Test Devices, Walmart, Bursaw Oil, and RH Products.

Forever the family man, John was happiest when with his wife, kids, grand-kids, and great-grandkids. He loved a good road trip, AAA TripTik and traveled all over the country, especially to Amish country. In addition to his family, he was passionate about trains and could be found on any given Sunday morning watching them with his railroad buddies in Ayer. He also loved to tinker, build, explore, and fry up a perfect onion ring.

He is survived by his three children: Douglas B. and wife Vicky Sagar of Hudson, Debra L. and husband Scott Babbidge of Windham, ME, Lynne A. and husband Leif Carlson of Ashburnham; grandchildren: Beata and husband Mike Aubin, Jason and wife Jamie Babbidge, Ben Carlson and long-time girlfriend Meghan Hogan, and Gretchen Carlson; great-grandchildren: Andrew and Emily Mcneish, Zoey and Isaac Babbidge; his siblings: Myron Sagar of Nevada, Thomas Sagar and wife Sally of Mississippi, Robert Sagar of Colorado, Ann Crowe of Mississippi and Barbara Peters of Mississippi. He also leaves many dear siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends, both of the human and canine variety.

John's Graveside Service will be celebrated on, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Brookside Cemetery, Stow, with United States Army Military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Fort Devens Museum, 94 Jackson Road, Suite 305, Devens, MA 01434 or to the charity of donor's choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

John and the Sagars were great neighbors of the Lynches for many years on West Acton Road. I hope the Sagar family finds comfort in their many great memories of him and Loretta.

Posted by Margie Lynch - Stow, MA   April 26, 2019

I was fortunate to get to know John when he worked at Test Devices. He was always eager to do what needed to be done for anyone, and he always had the skill to do it. John was cheerful, completely honest in the best ways possible. He was one of the folks who made the company what it has become.

Posted by Eric Sonnichsen - Falmouth, ME - coworker   March 31, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Take time to grieve and find comfort in knowing that God is near to all those calling on him. Psalm 145:18

Posted by A friend   March 29, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with John at GR.
He was just a joy to work with him and just to be around him. God bless.
John Lydon, Salem NH

Posted by A friend   March 29, 2019


Doug and family, It was just a short 3 weeks ago that John (Curtis & Joanne's Best Man) and you attended the funeral of Joanne Smith. It is amazing how quickly our loved ones are taken from us. John and Loretta were best friends of Curtis and Joanne's and mirrored how they met, married; they raised awesome children and were amazing grandparents and supported us throughout the years. We are forever grateful for your visit; God had plans to reunite you to the love of your life, Loretta, and your best friends, Curtis and Joanne. God Speed. Love, Mike & Shirley Smith

Posted by Shirley & Mike Smith - Ayer, MA - Family Friend   March 20, 2019


John, you will forever be in my heart, our lives, and you will forever be my brother. You will always be with me in my reminiscing time with fond memories. Thank you for Doug, Debbie, and Lynn and their families, you and Loretta created a beautiful and loving family. I love you and will deeply miss you.
Memories, Tom & Sally Sagar

Posted by Thomas Sagar - Pearl, MS - Brother   March 20, 2019

Rest in peace, John. Enjoyed our many years together at GR, and the many get-togethers after.

Posted by Bob Smith - Friend   March 20, 2019

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