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Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home Inc.

27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA

OBITUARY

Per Sigmund SAGAARD

February 19, 1929October 27, 2019
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Per Sagaard, 90, passed away on October 27, 2019. He was born February 19, 1929 to the late Mauritz and Tallerine Sagaard in Lyngdal, Norway. Per was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor. They were married on September 13, 1952. Together, they lovingly raised their family. Per and Eleanor immigrated from Norway in 1955 to Brooklyn, NY. After living in Brooklyn for 61 years, they moved to East Stroudsburg, PA in 2016 to be closer to their family. Per is survived by their four children: daughter, Tone, and her husband Victor, son, Odd, and his wife Laurie, daughter, Sharon, and her husband Chris, daughter, Lorraine, and her husband Kevin. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Jennifer and her husband Toby, Melissa and her husband Gene, Steven and his wife Laurie, Julie and her husband Nick, Cassandra, Anthony, Benjamin, and Daniel. He also has six great-grandchildren: Kyle, Luke, Levi, Evan, Heidi and Remy. Per is survived by his brother, Godwin. He was predeceased by his sister, Margot. He had many friends and family including nieces and nephews. Per was a dockbuilder and a carpenter. He worked on building many bridges and buildings, including the Verrazano Bridge and the World Trade Center. As a carpenter he worked in office buildings and luxury apartments throughout Manhattan. After retirement, Per and Eleanor traveled and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Samaritan’s Purse are greatly appreciated. Visitation will be at Lanterman and Allen on Friday, November 1 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm with a service at 6:30 pm. The burial will be at Ocean View Cemetery in Staten Island, NY on Saturday at 11am.

Services

  • Veiwing Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Prayer Service Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 2, 2019

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Victoria Hofmo

October 29, 2019

Per was such a kind, gentle man. I remember interviewing him about his work in construction. But, what came out was much more. He and his family had been in Norway during the occupation and were deeply impacted.

From what I remember, as a youth, he delivered mail on his bike, and wound up delivering messages for the Norwegian underground. The Nazis did not suspect him. That took a tremendous amount of courage.

He didn't brag, he just started speaking matter-of-factly. When he spoke about his uncle, who had disappeared, he wept with compassion and loss, all theses years later.

That; the kind of man he was. May he rest in peace, May his family find comfort in his memories and in their love for each other.

Sincerely.
Victoria Hofmo

Kathleen Jakobsen

October 29, 2019

Per had the greatest smile and enthusiastic handshake to share. I loved seeing him on the streets in Brooklyn for May 17th parade or at special celebrations. Our prayers are with his family.

Sincerely,
Cory, Kathleen, Luke and Emma Jakobsen of Longmont, Colorado

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