Joseph Frank Sachs

November 27, 1947November 13, 2020

Joseph Frank Sachs, 72, passed away on November 13, 2020, in Peoria, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife, Helene; daughter Lori, her husband, Chris, and their son, Noah; daughter, Erika, her husband Kevin, and their daughter Alexis and son, Brody; brothers Robert, Howard and Steve Sachs. He is preceded in his death by his parents, Sigmund and Sylvia Sachs, and his grandson, Zachary Lashley.

Joe was born on November 27, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland, with a degree in Business Administration. He served in the Army National Guard from 1969 to 1974. In 1979, he fulfilled one of his dreams by moving to California. He worked for 30 years for the US Small Business Administration, before retiring and moving to Peoria, Arizona.

Joe was a die-hard sports fan, especially if it involved any Baltimore teams or his Alma Matter. He was known for his larger than life personality and sense of humor. His hobbies included guitar jams, Poker and almost all pop culture. He also loved trains, travel and the Golden Gate bridge.

He will be remembered for his ability to relate to people and his appreciation of a good story.

A memorial is scheduled for Joe on Friday, November 27, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City, Arizona. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the service will be social-distanced and therefore attendance is limited. If interested in attending, please contact the family via e-mail:



27 November

Celebration of Life Service

11:00 am

Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center

Lakeside Chapel

15826 North Del Webb Blvd
Sun City, AZ 85351

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Ray & Susan Lashley

November 24, 2020

Our family will miss Joe so much! Our first memory was meeting Joe and Helene for the 1st time in Sedona. We sat outside and Ray and Joe played guitar together. That was the beginning of the Lashley/Sachs family history together. There were many more jam sessions after that. Joe loved to play and sing his favorites. The last time was when Joe was sick. Ray took his guitar and they sang together. It was very emotional but it will be a memory that we will always cherish. We spent many Birthdays, Thanksgivings and Christmas' together and this year will not be the same without him at the table. I know he always looked forward to spending time with family and he loved my desserts! RIP Joe! We all love you!💖💖

Sherwin Yoffe

November 23, 2020

Listen guys. You can say anything you want about Joe, but one thing for sure is that, without question, they broke the mold after they made him. I say that with all respect and sincerity. I knew Joe since elementary school and shared a dormitory room with him at U of M for one year. Talk about stories. With all fondness- talk about a piece of work! In many respects the world lost a Big Man . My condolences to all of you and to the entire Sachs/Kameroff families. Stay safe.

Sherwin Yoffe

Helene Sachs

November 19, 2020

You and I were married for 51 years
With that, was much happiness, joy,
Some tears.
You were the kind of guy who would
Call me up at work and say
Let's get in the car and take a road trip
Your hobbies kept us busy
Star trek, cards and a model train
Playing folk music, having jams,
Was the refrainl

The boyish charm which was your soul
Made you young beyond your years
And wisdom and charm and all that's you
Bringing love, and joy and tears.

Robert Sachs

November 18, 2020

Over the last few days since learning of the passing of my big brother Joe, many deeply buried memories of our early time together surprisingly started coming back to me.

There’s nothing earth shattering contained here. Just some random memories. But remember they are coming from the person who was present the most during that period. I am a self-proclaimed expert witness to “Early Joe” - after all who else slept in the same room with Joe during that time?

Some of these memories are good & some are bad but I think we can agree in advance that they are "Mostly good". It is not my intention to offend anyone, just to let you get a better insight on Early Joe. Please go easy on me, I'm just the messenger.

That said...and after much thought, I would describe Joe as being "Brilliantly Lazy."

How else does a college failure compete with MBA recipients and get chosen over them for a job with the SBA ?

How else does someone come up with the idea of running model train track around our bedroom to send stuff back and forth when the beds were only 4 feet apart?

People forget that Joe was strong and fast as he grew up and could easily have played high school football - but dad was against it. I was fast too, but he could outrun me. It would have been fun to go to a Springbrook game and watch him play. I think many people would have been quite surprised.

Joe did wrestle pretty well at Springbrook although all I really remember is the coach making him run up Valleybrook Drive as some kind of punishment after WINNING his match. I Never really got the logic of all that - but of course my dad somehow did.

He was lucky with his Bar Mitzvah. Very lucky! A beautiful night of celebration, excitement and memories of people having a great time. But I got lucky too. He got three transistor radios and three wallets and I got one of each.

I can remember hugging and jumping up and down in our parents’ room in Baltimore on October 1, 1961 when Steve Myra made an improbable 52 yard-fi

Steven Sachs

November 18, 2020

I am so very sorry that Joe is in no longer with us. I had the feeling that this was not far off.
Joe was not just my big brother. He was my friend and protector; my sing-along partner; my listening to comedy late at night colleague: B Cosby, S Berman, Marx Bros, G Carlin, R Williams, OTR, you name it. We listened to it on Grandma's old record machine. He, and my other two brothers opened my sole and mind to music: J Denver, Kingston Trio, Dylan, Eagles, J Taylor, Rolling Stones, Pure Prairie League, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Turtles, the sixties, the fifties... endless exposure to all styles. I ended up loving Jazz. I guess it was a blending of all of their genres.
I always believed in Joe and I looked up to him for advice. We almost never agreed on the big stuff. But, I knew he was there if I needed him. God speed Joe.


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