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Leah S. & Norman F. (Bagon) Sarges
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Leah S. Sarges (nee Bagon), 83, of Silver Springs, FL, more recently Canaan, CT, passed away on
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 after suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease for many years. Norman “Sarge”
Frederick Sarges, 88, of Silver Springs, FL and more recently Torrington, CT peacefully passed and
rejoined his wife of 67 years on Friday, July 22, 2022 after a brief acute illness. Norman and Leah met
just after Norman’s discharge from the U.S. Army in 1954. They were married in February, 1955.
Norman was born in Hartford, CT on March 3, 1934 to the late Nemrod Sarges and the late Emma
Sarges (nee Joseph). Leah was born February 4, 1937, in New Britain, CT to Abraham and Elizabeth
Bagon (nee Giragosian). Both Norman and Leah previously resided in Southington, CT, and then Morris,
CT, before retiring in Silver Springs, FL in 1995. Norman served in the Korean Conflict and later was
stationed in Germany. His highest rank was Sargent 1st Class. He owned his own business as a
general contractor, all of his life. He was a very active man and liked to hunt, snowmobile, and
when he was in the Army in Germany, he was a life guard and loved the outdoors. He was also a
marksman. He had very definite opinions about many things, and could appear gruff on the exterior,
but had a soft heart underneath. He was also very social and loved to sit and have coffee and chat
with friends. All of his friends knew him as Sarge and he would give the shirt off his back to help a
friend in need. Leah led an active life and has been a bowling, softball and snowmobiling trophy winner.
Above all, Norman and Leah enjoyed spending time with their family. The Sarges family would like to
express their deep gratitude to the GEER Nursing staff for their wonderful care and support during Leah’s
illness. GEER Village Senior Living is a non-profit senior living center with facilities for independent living,
assisted living and full nursing care. During Leah’s time at GEER, Norman would visit every day from
8:30am until 4:00pm – spending as much time with his beloved wife as possible. Norman took Leah’s
death very hard and while he had several health conditions previously, they worsened quickly after
her passing in May, 2020. Norman is predeceased by his younger brother Gerald Sarges, his sister
Alice Sarges, and his nephew, Mark Coratella. Norman is survived by his siblings: brother, Robert
Sarges of South Dakota, his sisters, Kathryn and Barbara Sarges. Norman and Leah are both survived
by: their daughters Candace Sarges, Christine Keesler, and Debra Kharaman; grandchildren Jessica
Keesler, Mitchell Dillion, Thomas A. Keesler, and Cardellia Kharaman; great-grandchildren Riley
Edward Palmieri and Leah Christine Palmieri and several nieces and nephews. They will both be so
dearly missed. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to join in a dual celebration of life, memorial
service for both Leah and Norman from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Maloney
Funeral Home, 55 Walnut Street, Winsted, CT 06098. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made in Leah’s memory to: GEER Village Foundation, 77 South Canaan
Road, Canaan, CT 06018 or at geercares.org; and in Norman’s memory to the Wounded Warrior project