Dr. Barry F. Sachs, 83, of Longmeadow, has died. He was the husband of Carol (Korb) Sachs. Born in the Bronx, he was the son of Rose and Mac Sachs. He attended Christopher Columbus High School and at 16 left New York for Harvard College. He graduated in 1955 and attended medical school at New York University. After graduation, he completed an internship in Cleveland and a five-year residency that included stints at Boston City Hospital and Tufts New England Center. He became a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He joined a surgical practice in Pittsburgh and then worked in academia in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, before returning to private practice in Jacksonville, Fla. He later returned to Massachusetts, where he joined Dr. Richard Courtney to form Pediatric Surgical Services, Inc. He became Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Baystate Medical Center and was a professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He was a member of the national child safety committee through the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was one of the founders of the pediatric bereavement program at Baystate Medical Center, which supported families following the death of their child. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa (Sachs) Goodman and Andrea Sachs; a son-in-law, Andrew; and two grandchildren, Kate and Jamie. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/; Siberian Husky Rescue http://www.shcatrust.org/; or the Courageous Sailing https://courageoussailing.org/about/support/donate/.
ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME