Lester Sackett

(1912-2010)
FatherHarry Sacofsky/Sackett (1881-1948)
MotherGussie Cohen (1887-1960)
Lester Sackett, son of Harry Sacofsky/Sackett and Gussie Cohen, was born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, on 25 February 1912.1,2,3 He died aged 97 in New York CityG, on 27 January 2010.4,5 He married in the Bronx, New York StateG, in 1950, Lillian Rubin, daughter of David Rubin and Clara Mogelefsky.6 Lillian was born in Manhattan, New York CityG, on 7 August 1921.2 She died aged 75 in Flushing, Queens County, New York StateG, on 4 January 1997.7,8
     In 1930 he was living at 48th Avenue, Queens County, New York StateG, in the household of his parents Harry and Gussie, and was recorded as Lester Sackett, a bookkeeper in a glass business, aged 18 and born in New York.9
     In 1940 he was living at 48th Avenue, Queens County, New York StateG, in the household of his parents Harry and Gussie, and was recorded as Lester Sackett, a NY City policeman, single, aged 28.10
     Lester served in the New York Police Department for more than twenty years from the 1930s, notably as a plain clothes youth officer in Manhattan's 23rd Precinct. During his later years he lived at a retirement home at Atria, Kew Gardens, Queens CountyG. At a special ceremony there on 25 April 2008 he was honored by fellow NYPD officers and the Shomrim Society of Jewish policemen, the president of the society presenting Officer Sackett with a commendation. Lester Sackett, then 96, was the oldest member of the society.11

Children of Lester Sackett and Lillian Rubin

Children who may be living are not shown.
ChartsLouis Sacofsky descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Death record.
  3. Petition of father Harry Sackett for naturalization.
  4. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Lester Sackett, b. Feb 25, 1912, d. Jan 27, 2010, SSN 078-07-8978 issued NY, residence Richmond Hill, New York, 11418, county Queens."
  5. The New York Times, online edition, (http://www.nytimes.com/), 29 Jan 2010, "SACKETT—Lester, 97, beloved husband of the late Lillian, devoted father of Jeffrey (Marcy) and Denis (Sara), and adored grandfather of Jaime, Daniel and Max."
  6. "New York City Marriage Licenses Index, 1950–1995", database, FamilySearch, "1950, Bronx, New York City, marriage license, Lester Sackett & Lillian Rubin."
  7. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, American Ancestors, "Lillian Sackett, b. Aug 7, 1921, d. Jan 4, 1997, SSN 065-12-1979 issued NY, residence Flushing, New York, 11367, county Queens."
  8. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007", database, Ancestry.com, "Sackett, Lillian (Rubin), b. Manhattan, New York, 7 Aug 1921, d. 4 Jan 1997, father David Rubin, mother Clara Mogelefsky. Listed Feb 1939 as Lillian Rubin. Listed May 1955 as Lillian Sackett."
  9. 1930 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 1585; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 2341320
    48th Avenue, Queens, New York City, 10 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Harry, head, home rented $55 pm, 46, m. at 26, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, immigrated 1895, proprietor, stationery, own account
    Sackett, Gussie, wife, 42, m. at 22, b. Russia, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, immigrated 1903
    Sackett, Esther, dau, 19, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, bookkeeper, electric
    Sackett, Lester, son, 18, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia, bookkeeper, glass
    Sackett, Harold, son, 15, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia
    Sackett, Irving, son, 6, b. NY, father b. Russia, mother b. Russia.
  10. 1940 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: m-t0627-02724; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 41-218
    48 Avenue, Queens, New York, 11 Apr 1940
    Sackett, Harry, head, 57, b. Russia, res. 1935 same, tailor, own store
    Sackett, Gussie, wife, 53, b. Russia, res. 1935 same
    Sackett, Lester, son, 28, single, b. CT, res. 1935 same, policeman, NY City
    Sackett, Harold, son, 25, single, b. CT, res. 1935 same, shipping clerk, electrical
    Sackett, Irving, son, 16, b. CT, res. 1935 same
    Greenman, Jessie, sister, 44, married, b. Russia, res. 1935 same
    Greenman, Milton S, nephew, 19, b. NY, res. 1935 same, errand boy, dry goods store.
  11. Website, Atria Senior Living, Kew Gardens, NY, article 20 Oct 2008.
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Last Edited16 February 2018