April 18, 1933 – October 27, 2019
Sandra Bage, age 86, of Potsdam, and formerly of Southold, New York passed away on October 27, 2019 at the United Helpers Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Ogdensburg. Sandra was born on April 18, 1933 in Albertson, New York, the daughter of John and Felice (Zukosky) Marshut. She graduated from Albertson High School. Upon graduation, Sandra began a career in secretarial and business office management in the insurance and construction trades. She worked for Levitt and Sons on Long Island and in Pennsylvania. Sandra married her husband, Edward Bage, at Saint Aiden’s Church in Williston Park, New York on August 29, 1954. She continued to work, raised two daughters, and volunteered as a Girl Scouts of America Troop Leader, and for the Greenport Hospital Auxiliary, Southold Yacht Club, Southold Parent Teacher Association, and many other organizations throughout her life.
Sandra accompanied her husband Edward overseas to live and work for ARAMCO in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia for four years. Sandra managed the business office for an ARAMCO vocational training center to help young Arab men enter the work force. Sandra and Edward enjoyed extensive worldwide and domestic travel before returning to the United States. She continued her career as a travel agent until retirement.
Sandra was an avid reader, had a generous heart, practiced civic responsibility, and especially loved her family, friends, and the sea shore of Eastern Long Island. She is survived by her daughters Lynda and Karen Bage, and a granddaughter, Coral Pondysh. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty years, Edward Bage.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Potsdam. Burial will follow at the Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam. Contributions can be made in her name to the Potsdam Humane Society, or the organization of your choice. Condolences can be shared at www.garnerfh.com.
- Funeral Mass Thursday, October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019
Mrs. Bage always had a kind word and a smile to share! I picture descending on your home on Minnehaha Blvd. with our gaggle of pals and her taking the time to ask how we were and listening to our answers. Condolences to Lynda, Karen and Coral. You are a lovely legacy! Love, Lynne Albertson
October 29, 2019
Sending my condolences to Karen, Lynda, and Coral. May she Rest In Peace.
October 29, 2019
With very fond memories, I will always remember Mrs. Bage. She was a very faithful women who always actively participated in the communion service at Riverledge on Fridays. During the intercessions, she always remembered her family each by name. She was up to date on the latest news and was very patient and kind. I will truly miss her. Sincere sympathy to her family and may she rest in God's peace.
Terry Ann Grennon
October 29, 2019
Sandra was one of my favorite Resident's at Riverledge. We shared memories and talked alot about her life with Ed and all of the traveling they did. As the Director of Food Service Sandra was my best critic - she never let me forget when something was on the menu she didn't like! I will cherish my last visit with her as it was the day she ended up going to the hospital. When I noticed her in obvious discomfort I sat and asked her what was wrong - she told me she was having a panic attack. I told her I knew all about panic attacks as I have had more than I cared to remember. I sat with her and we talked and talked and eventually her panicky feelings went away. She smiled at me and took my hand and said thank you for doing this - how is your day going! I will never forget it. May she rest in peace now with her beloved Ed. May God Bless her and her family.