Kalman “Buzzy” Sachs, 84, of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Orange, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2013. He was born on May 29, 1929 in New Haven, Connecticut to Joseph and Julia (Silverman) Sachs. He is survived by his children, Deborah, Judith Sachs-Sullivan and Jeffrey Sachs, grandchildren Devin, Julia, Sadie, Alec, Jesse and Sydney, sister, Ruth Alpert and long-time companion, Janice Landis. He was predeceased by his spouse, Edith K. Sachs, and his sister, Miriam Scheer. Buzzy was an attorney and important member of the New Haven Bar for many decades. He was partner of Sachs, Sachs & Sachs, originally founded in 1917 by his father and two uncles, which begat Sachs, Sachs, Giaimo and Sachs in the 1960s, which begat future iterations of the firm, including third generations of attorneys. Representative clients included Morris Podoloff, who was the first commissioner of the NBA, Joseph “Chick” Celentano, and he was local counsel for the Von Trapp family, of “Sound of Music” fame. Buzzy also was instrumental in important local business ventures, including being a principal of Systems, Inc., the first cable television franchise in New Haven, developing the former Armstrong Tire & Rubber plant in West Haven, and many commercial real estate ventures. Buzzy had eclectic interests, including traveling, golf and sports, and was an aficionado of culture, opera and history. His generosity, wisdom and sense of humor will be missed.
Graveside funeral service at the B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave., New Haven Thursday afternoon at 2:30.