Eugene (Gene) Sartori

CRYSTAL FALLS – Eugene (Gene) Sartori, 89, of Crystal Falls, passed away on July 12, 2013, in New York City.

Gene was born in Crystal Falls to Joseph and Clara (Lovera) Sartori on March 30, 1924. He graduated from Forest Park High School in 1942 and moved to New York City in 1951. In 1958, he purchased Brandon Memorabilia Company, an antique paper products and greeting card business. Gene continued to make and sell his distinctive cards until his passing.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clara; and a sister, Delores (Sartori) Williams.

Gene is survived by his life partner of 61 years, George Boras; sister, Perina Sartori; brother, Chester (Charlotte Peltola) Sartori; niece, Elizabeth (Carolyn Foster) Williams; nephews, Charles Sartori, James (Laura) Sartori and David (Krittika) Williams; as well as Valerie Sartori, and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

A graveside memorial will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls . A luncheon at the VFW Hall in Crystal Falls will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Condolences to the family of Eugene Sartori may be expressed online at

The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.