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De La Salle's Beloved Brother Michael Saggau Passes at the Age of 85

Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of De La Salle High School’s beloved Brother Michael Saggau, FSC, who passed away peacefully in the afternoon of January 12, 2022, surrounded by his niece and members of the Holy Family Brothers Community, at Mont La Salle, at the age of 85. 

Funeral arrangements will be made available when they are confirmed.

On January 13th, Fr. LaSalle Hallissey, O.P., offered the 7:30 a.m. morning mass as a special service to Brother Michael. The Mass can be found on the DLS Facebook page

Brother Michael was an inspiration to so many who had the opportunity to be in his presence for so many years. He worked at De La Salle from 1967 to 1969 as Vice Principal, Teacher, and Sub-Director.  He returned to De La Salle in 1996 through 2018 in various positions including; Area Supervisor, Assistant Athletic Director, Director of Admissions, Counselor, Co-Administrator of the Brotherhood Fund, and the Director of St. Joseph’s Camp.  

We share this video of Brother Michael that the District of San Francisco-New Orleans created in 2017

From Derricke Brown, De La Salle Associate Athletic Director and Varsity Soccer Head Coach
Brother Michael was a pillar of the De La Salle community. It was quickly obvious to me when I started coaching with DLS soccer in 2003, how much he cared. He not only cared about the students on Winton Drive, but he also shared the emotions of our teams — he was a member of the squad. When we won, he won, and when we lost he was quick to voice his displeasure with his trademark grunt. We became close friends over the many seasons as we shared many bus rides and sat shoulder to shoulder on cold and rainy benches. Brother Michael taught me that there are really no bad days. He showed up for every game, practice, etc even though it was obvious that some days were better than others health-wise for him. He loved our Spartans so much that he put them first. I’ll honor his memory by continuing to do the same thing. Rest easy Brother Michael.

From Alison McNell, Director of the Spartan Bookstore
Brother Michael was such a good soul with a huge heart, who always had time for everyone. He supported his De La Salle boys in everything they did - he could stop an unruly crowd of boys with a look or a hand gesture, the respect they had for him was amazing. His communication with the students was great to see, encouraging, firm, and always gracious.”

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul and the souls of all of the faithful departed rest in peace!  Amen!

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