Kalman (Buzzy) Sachs

 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.
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  1. Lindy Lee Gold said,

    06.11.13 at 5:09 pm

    My condolences to the Sachs family. Buzzy had the power to elicit a smile with his presence. He was a renaissance man with an eclectic group of friends that were as varied as his interests. I am certain that his memory will be a blessing to all of you!

  2. joan komisar said,

    06.12.13 at 1:24 am

    Buzzy was wonderful friend to me. He will be missed!

  3. Carol Pite Doheny said,

    06.12.13 at 1:49 pm

    Debby, Judy and Jeffrey, I am sorry for your loss and won’t be at the service if I wasn’t out of town. I didn’t see him much after we both moved from Roverside, but every time I did he would wiggle his ears for me!

  4. Attorney Larry Liebman said,

    06.12.13 at 5:34 pm

    Buzzy was a classmate at Uconn and later a colleague at he bar in the New Haven area. I have great memories of Buzzy particularly of his sense of humor and keen intelligence. My condolences to Buzzy’s family

  5. Bob Adnopopz said,

    06.12.13 at 7:39 pm

    A counselor and adviser with insight and humor.
    The cigars gave you the tenor of the meeting.

    Sincere condolence.
    Bob Adnopoz

  6. William J. Sapienza said,

    06.12.13 at 7:49 pm


    My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Dad Buzzie. I am also saddened, as Buzzie was a very special friend to me, we had many pithy life situation discussions during our drives and luncheons.
    “Funny” how over the past few months, I often had thoughts of him, expecting to hear the office door open, and Buzzie saying “Sapienza ! !”.

    With Sympathy,
    Bill Sapienza

  7. Joseph Delaney Jr. said,

    06.13.13 at 1:45 am

    Dear Jeff,

    Your Dad was a very special person to the Delaney family.
    Our fathers were the best of friends and it meant so much to me that Buzzy was so compassionate and supportive to my dad as his health deteriorated.

    His positive spirit and wonderful humor will be missed.

    Please accept our condolences,

    The Delaney Family


  8. Bob Zeisler said,

    06.13.13 at 12:41 pm

    Judy and I express our condolences to the Sachs family and friends. Buzzy was a great friend of ours and we shared wonderful moments together. As recently as last Friday we spoke and he had a positive outlook despite his recent setbacks. We will miss him very much. He was a unique person.

  9. Jordan and Ronni Lustig said,

    06.13.13 at 4:40 pm

    Our condolences to the Sachs family on the passing of “Buzzy”.
    Jordan’s fond memories go back to UCONN and B.U. Law where “Buzzy” loved to be called the “Baron”.
    He will be missed.
    Fondly, Jordan and Ronni Lustig

  10. Ralph & Marjorie Lango said,

    06.13.13 at 11:35 pm

    Ralph & I send our condolences to the Sachs family. I enjoyed being his secretary for 15 years at Sachs, Sachs, Giaimo & Sachs way back when. He actually brought Ralph & I together in 1965 and we are so grateful for that. He was a good boss, a good person and a good friend. We will always remember him with affection. Ralph & Margie