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Harold Sachs arrangements announced

Sachs became the chief of staff for the Alabama Republican Party in 2011.

Longtime Alabama Republican Party chief of staff Harold Sachs will be laid to rest in Houston, Alabama, on Friday with visitation Thursday in Cullman. Sachs served as Alabama Republican Party chief of staff for the last nine years and was widely respected in Republican circles.

“Please join us in praying for the family of our beloved Chief of Staff, Harold Sachs, who passed away into the arms of our heavenly Father,” the Alabama Republican Party said in a statement. “Our staff is heartbroken at this tremendous loss but we are deeply focused on his family.”

Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, said: “I’m saddened by the news that Alabama Republican Party Chief of Staff Harold Sachs died last night. My deepest sympathies are with Harold’s wife, Bonnie, and the entire Sachs family as they grieve the loss of a great man. Harold was a friend and man of integrity. Harold is irreplaceable and will be sorely missed. He was beloved by everyone who knew him.”

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said: “Cindy & I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Harold Sachs @ALGOP. Harold was a conservative stalwart whose dedication to advancing the Republican mission will be dearly missed by all who knew him! Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Bonnie & her family!”

Former State Rep. Perry O. Hooper Jr., a member of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee, said in a statement: “Harold was a southern Christian gentleman, a devoted family man, a great Republican and my friend. Harold and his wife Bonnie were instrumental in my father’s election as the first Republican Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. During that contentious election I got to know Harold as a man who could always be counted on, even when the chips were down. I would be in a foxhole with him any day. The Alabama Republican Party would not be where it is today without his dedication and hard work. The entire Hooper family’s prayers go out to Bonnie and the Sachs family. I am sure Harold and dad are having a great time together in heaven reminiscing about the good times they had together.”

Sachs was born in the same small town of Houston, Alabama, on his parents’ farm. Sachs had a long career in telecommunications that began with installing telephone equipment and culminated as the director of major accounts for Celestica Corporation.

Harold’s deep love for the United States and the state of Alabama propelled him into the world of politics. He held many positions at the county and state level for the Republican Party. After his retirement, he pursued this second career full-time. His rise in the party was fueled by his staunch conservative beliefs and the integrity of his actions. He became the chief of staff for the Alabama GOP in 2011. He drove 150 miles round trip every day to serve the Republican cause for the people of Alabama. Harold was widely respected for his work ethic, staunch conservative beliefs, deep Christian faith and devotion to his family.

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Sachs was married to his wife Bonnie for 50 years, and he has two children and five grandchildren.

The viewing will be held at Destiny Church, 566 County Road 1339, Cullman, AL on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The service will be held at the church Friday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Houston, Alabama, with Pastor Fred Rivers and Kevin Baldwin officiating. Harold Sachs is one of at least 3,201 Alabamians who have died this year from the COVID-19 global pandemic.

[You can read the full obituary in the Cullman Tribune here.]

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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