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Andrew John Sakson

Andrew John Sakson 55, passed away on July 6, 2013. Drew was born in Trenton, NJ on June 8, 1958 to John Andrew Sakson III and Hope Haggerty.

Drew moved to Aspen 19 years ago from Miami, Florida. Drew was first and foremost a loving father who chose the Rocky Mountains, the most beautiful place in the world to raise his children. He was a longtime community member and CCAH President when First Fridays in Carbondale began. His community involvement included fundraising for the Third Street Center and the Thunder River Theatre Company. Drew was proud to have placed mortgages for many valley residents. Drew was known for his generosity, humor, exuberance, and gregarious personality. He took immense care of friendships and was known tenderly as Uncle Drew by many. He lived his life by the catch phrase “Another day in paradise!”, and it showed.

Drew is survived by, his son Jake, and daughters Sophie Ann, and Andra Cabrini Sakson, stepfather Albert McGann, his brothers John Sakson, stepbrothers Tim, Dan, and Patrick McGann, sisters Sharon Sakson, Sandra Palombi, stepsisters Erin Kleinman, Megan Cumpston, Kate McGann and 31 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a public memorial for Drew on Saturday, July 13th at 4:00pm in Sopris Park in Carbondale, followed by a celebration of Drew’s life at American Legion Post 100 at 97 3rd Street in Carbondale.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the “Drew Sakson Childrens Benefit Fund” c/o Alpine Bank.


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