Alex Sackos, a lifetime Baker County resident and owner of Sackos Excavating Baker City, died at age 86, Saturday, January 30th, 2021, amongst loved ones.
Alex was born May 1, 1934, to Gus and Buelah (Coles) Sackos, in the little town of Rock Creek, OR. Though born of humble roots and only achieving a 7th-grade education, Alex’s strong work ethic, led him to build several companies and earned him an outstanding reputation in the excavating and sand & gravel ready-mix business. Loyalty and quality of work to his profession and customers were his utmost pride and joy in life.
On August 7, 1953, Alex married the love of his life, Mary Lou Anderson. Together they formed the company Sackos Excavating and created a family, bearing a daughter, Terese, and son, Anthony.
Alex is survived by his wife Mary Lou and children, Terese & Anthony; his daughter-in-law, Maggie; grandsons Brian, Scott, & Kevin; a granddaughter, Hayley; a special grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Trinity and Rachel; a great-granddaughter Chloee; the following extended family, Larry & Barbara, nephew Greg, nieces, Kristen & Karen, and many cherished friends, as well as his beloved animals Honey and Fancy.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gus and Buelah, Brother Marcus, and grandson Brad.
Alex's work, generosity, and love of the community will long be felt throughout Baker County.
At his request, there will not be a service. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Alex may direct them to Best Friends of Baker City or a charity of one’s choice which may be done through Coles Tribute Center located at 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.
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