George M “Spunk” Sachs

November 19, 1941 - November 2, 2020
George M “Spunk” Sachs

George M. “Spunk” Sachs, 78, of Lisbon Ohio, passed away on November 2, 2020 at Salem West Health Care Center, in Salem OH following a brief illness.

 

George was born on November 19, 1941, in East Liverpool, OH, the son of the late George P. Sachs and the late Lettie F. McFarland Sachs.  

 

George graduated from Beaver Local High with the Class of 59, which was the first class to ever graduate from that school.

 

After graduation, George went to Florida and became a barber.  In 1969 George immigrated to Canada, where he opened his own barber shop.  He worked as the Maintenance Manager for Lanark County School district.  For five years he  owned and operated Grandpa’s Sachs Fishing Camp in Westport, Ontario.  He sold the fishing camp and opened Spunks’s Diner which was located at the Westport Station Motel.  Eventually George made his way back to the United States and lived the remainder of his life in the Guilford Lake area.

 

George is survived by his four children: Mindy Sachs, of Timmins, Ontario, George (Lynn) Sachs, of Smiths Fall, Ontario, Lisa Foley, of Bradenton Florida, and Dr. Wynn (Jeff) Carlton, of Palmetto, Florida; he is also survived by three sisters: Carol (Joe) Wollam, of Minerva,  Lynn Keller, of Glenmoor, and Penny (Mike) Lynch, also of Glenmoor; as well as his brother, Dick (Denise) Sachs, of Lisbon.  George also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Taylor, Payton, Sonny, Courtney, Levi, Hannah, and Luke and three great-grandchildren: Cade, Blakley, and Aurora,  as well as many nieces and nephews.  Also left behind to cherish his memory is Carol Ertel, who survives him at home.

 

In accordance with George’s wishes, no services will be held.  CARE Funeral Home in Calcutta (formerly known as Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home) have been entrusted with the arrangements.


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  • November 11, 2020
    Linda Romo says:
    I will always remember George, Spunk, and the good times from elementary thru High school. We were friends and I am very sorry to hear of his passing. When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smile. My condolences to Carol and to all the family.

  • November 12, 2020
    Sandy Horger Wakefield says:
    Spunk was a neighbor across the street from me growing up and a fixture at my fathers driving range. His natural athleticism was apparent in his golf swing and his throwing accuracy, both of which sometimes drew negative as well as positive attention. My sincere condolences to the family. .