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Garretson Wilmot "Wango" Sacko

June 28, 1937 - November 16, 2015

The family of Garretson Wilmot Sacko, affectionately called Wango and Bulldozer, regrets to announce the homegoing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend in his 78th. year.  The peaceful transition occured on November 16, 2015 at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark after a brief illness. 

Football played a huge part of Garretson's life.  Early in his football career, Garretson was part of the Liberian National Team (Lone Star) along with his late brother, George M. Sacko.  He was later a part of the Invincible Eleven (IE) Football Team and Mighty Barrolle (Rollers). He was a star athlete and good citizen.  Garretson also sat on the Board of Trustees for the Invincible Eleven (IE) Football Club in Newark, New Jersey.  

He leaves to cherish his memory: a son, Gary of New York; a daughter, Monique of Virginia; two sisters, Doris of Maryland and Cecilia of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Samantha, Jacob and Alexis of Virginia; beloved friend of the Brandy family of New Jersey; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews in the US and Liberia.

Wakekeeping Service:

James E. Churchman, Jr. Funeral Home
345 13th. Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07103

Friday November 27, 2015
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Funeral Service:

Abyssinian Baptist Church
224 West Kinney Street
Newark, New Jersey 07103

Saturday November 28, 2015
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Hotel Accommodations:

Best Western Plus Robert Treat 
50 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Comfort Suites

1348 McCarter Highway
Newark, New Jersey 07104

Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown

810 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Marriott Hotels & Resorts

842 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Hampton Inn and Suites Newark-Harrison Riverwalk

100 Passaic Avenue
Harrison, New Jersey 07029

Ramada East Orange

120 Evergreen Place
East Orange, New Jersey 07018


Danielle Sacko: 770-875-7481
Othello Brandy: 646-246-8332 (cell), 973-923-1761 (home)
Fazeh "Betty" Duyen: 973-420-8757

The repast location will be announced at the end of the funeral service and commence immediately after.