Rita S. Sacks passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Glens Falls Hospital following a short period of declining health. She was 85.
Born on July 2, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of Benjamin and Alys (Grichman) Platek.
A longtime resident of Old Bridge, NJ, she was employed for many years as a law office paralegal and manager. Growing up she was an accomplished artist and had her work published in commercial magazines. She graduated from Brooklyn College and married shortly after. Raising three boys, they followed Alan’s business ventures, moving to Ohio, Indiana and finally settling in NJ. She worked in real estate law for over 50 years before retiring at age 77. She loved camping (RV’ing) in Lake George, playing computer games and spending time with family and friends. She was known as “Gigi” and Grandma to her 5 grandson’s and enjoyed following their sport’s teams and attending games when she could. She relocated three years ago to Adirondack Manor in Queensbury, NY. She continued to be amazed by the advances in technology, keeping contact with friends through social media, facetime, and playing the oldies for her friends at the Manor using on-line music apps with her Ipad.
She is pre-deceased by her husband Alan A. Sacks (1988) and a son Sanford J. Sacks (1976).
Survivors include 2 sons: Stuart Sacks and his wife Kathleen of Clifton Park and N. Scott Sacks and his wife Cathy of Burke, VA.
Grandchildren: Michael Sacks and his wife Claire of Stamford, CT, Justin Sacks of Ashburn, VA; Daniel, Kyle, and Peter Sacks all of Clifton Park.
A brother Rabbi Stanley Platek and his wife Ceil of Long Island.
Twelve nieces and nephews.
Burial was at Beth Israel Memorial Park in Woodbridge, NJ.
A get-together for family and friends in honor of Rita/Mom/Gigi/Grandma will be held from 7pm to 9pm Thursday, June 27 at the home of Stuart & Kathleen Sacks, 56 Brookline Drive, Clifton Park, NY.
Arrangements are by Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc., 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Online guestbook at www.compassionatefuneralcare.com .