Originally created 12/16/03

Dr. Ulderico Sacco (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. Ulderico Edmund Sacco, PHD, 87, beloved husband of 60 years to Mrs. Agnes Sacco, entered into rest on Sunday, December 14, 2003 at Doctors Hospital. A mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at St. Mary's on the Hill Catholic Church with Father Ben Dallas celebrant. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. The rosary will be 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Poteet Funeral Homes - West Chapel, 3686 Wheeler Road, Augusta. The family will receive friends following the service. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dr. U.E. Sacco, Jr. and Phillip Sacco, both of Atlanta; daughters and son-in-law Lenore & David Miller, Oshkosh, Wis. and Carole Khoury, Spartanburg, S.C.; sister, Mildred Sacco, Augusta; grandchildren, David U. Miller, Victoria Miller, Michael Miller, Angelina (Gina) Khoury, Julianna Khoury and Khalil (Khal) Khoury. Dr. Sacco was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Elvira Fiore Sacco; brothers , Alfred Sacco, Jr., Saverio (Ed) Sacco and Benjamin Sacco; sister, Edna Chiavaro; and son-in-law, Paul T. Khoury. Serving as a Lieutenant U.S. Navy in WWII the Pacific Campaign, he received congressional commendations. Dr. Sacco was a C.P.A. He received his Bachelors of Science, Masters of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy from New York University. A Master Tailor by the age of 18, Dr. Sacco set up and managed numerous women's sportswear factories. He retired from Fashion Institute of Technology Head of Business Department and was given the title Professor Emeritus. Dr. Sacco began a night business school, which he later turned over to the State University System of New York. This was the beginning of SUNY's night school program at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He was a Founder's Day Award recipient from New York University. He was also given the honor of membership in the Honor Society of the Republic of Mexico, for his assistance is setting up the Industrial T echnology University in Mexico City. He also taught at Paine College and USC Aiken. Dr. Sacco received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Council for International Progress in Management (USA) Inc. for Òhis contribution toward the protection of the free world against the forces of tyranny, and toward an ever-better standard of living to all peoples through advancing the philosophy of scientific management at the International level, in Latin America. Dr. Sacco traveled throughout Central America, South America and Italy as a business consultant with the AID program. He was a realtor for Century 21 Realty. He was a member and past president of the Italian-American Club, and member and past president of Retired Teachers Association of New York. Dr. Sacco was politically active, philanthropic and active with Doctors Hospital Senior Friends. An accomplished violinist, he was a former member of the Augusta Symphony. Dr. Sacco was a member of St. Mary's on the Hill Catholic Churc h. Dr. Sacco was also an Eagle Scout. Poteet Funeral Homes-West Chapel (706) 860-0009. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle December 16, 2003