John Charles Sage Sr.

October 16, 1941May 8, 2018

John Charles Sage, Sr. passed away on May 8, 2018. He was 76 years old. Beloved husband of Brenda Ponthier Sage. Loving father of John Sage, Jr., Irene Sage Conklin (Scott), and the late Michael Sage. Grandfather of Michael, Mallory, Sidney, Nikki and Johnny. Great-grandfather of Nico and Cade. Brother of Catherine Calamari, Wayne Sage, Penny Sage Bowman, Mary Sage Maddox, Loretta Warren and the late Joann Horrigan. John was a proud Army Veteran, spending 26 years in the Army Reserves, and retiring as a SSgt. Major. A Memorial Gathering will be held in John’s honor at the home of his daughter, Irene, on Saturday, May 19, 2018, beginning at 11AM. For directions, please contact Irene, directly.


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Walter Floyd Jr.

May 18, 2018

I came up with John in Grammar School McDonogh 31..we actuall got into a fight in the school yard, then realized that our dads worked together on the riverfront and immediately became friends, we went on to work at the Dairy Queen,St.Phillip and Broad and the friendship grew.We lived around the corner from each other.His brother had a small drum kit and I was jus a school marching drummer as a kid. Wayne let me play the kit and later my Mom purchased one for me and the rest is kinda history...Thank you Wayne for being so generous to me.As time went on we went separate ways , lost touch with John and family,So rest in peace my friend...from our childhood to present you will always be a best friend of mine....luv ya man...Walter....

Stephen George Calcagno, Jr.

May 17, 2018

I served with John in the Louisiana Army National Guard from 1970 to 1976 at Jackson Barracks. We were the 2226th. Engineer Company (Float Bridge) at that time. He was a staff sergeant in the motor pool platoon and I was the repair parts specialist, also a staff sergeant. I remember calling John a couple of times since my discharge to see how things were going with him and the outfit.