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James G. Sager

CORNWALL BRIDGE — James Gerald Sager, “Jimmy,” left us peacefully on the morning of Feb. 9, 2023, after a decades-long struggle with Ataxia. He was the son of Donaldand Mary Sager of Cornwall Bridge, born Oct. 4, 1963.

He had a happy childhood surrounded by nature. His days at Cornwall Consolidated School were good memories. Jim graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1981. He enjoyed being on the wrestling team. After a brief stint in the Army, he settled in Cornwall Bridge, where he went on to work for several local businesses.

He met his lifetime partner, Peter Hartz, in 1987. They moved to Keene, N.H., where together they renovated their Victorian home. Jim’s working life ended in 1995, when the effects of Ataxia became disabling. Still, he and Peter enjoyed many friends and travels, especially going to Ogunquit, Maine, every summer.

Jim leaves behind his partner of 35 years, Peter; his daughter, Stephanie Seward; and grandsons Cole, Carter and Collyn Fendley of Norfolk; his brother, Paul, of Winsted, brothers Donald and Mark, and sister Donna Sitter of Torrington; also many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Christine and Carol.

Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon is entrusted with the arrangements. Friends are invited to join his family at a celebration of life on Saturday, June 3 at noon at Irondale Cemetery in Millerton, N.Y. Flowers and memorial donations are welcome.

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