Mollys Pub victim to be memorialized at wake

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Family and friends will remember Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Bill Sager on Monday.

Sager suffered a severe brain injury after being pushed down a flight of stairs at Mollys Pub on Main Street in Buffalo, last May. He remained in a coma and succumbed to his injuries last Thursday.

A wake for Sager will be held Monday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Kaczor Funeral Home in Hamburg. A private service to honor his life will take place Tuesday at the funeral home.

On Sunday, friends and family held a benefit in his honor. The benefit was planned before Sager died as a way to remember a man they call “the ultimate friend.”

Some of Sager’s fellow Air Guardsman made a pact they would always take care of each other’s families and wanted to push forward with the benefit as a way to help the family by allowing them to focus on grieving while raising money to pay for medical bills.

This was supposed to be a special summer for Sager. He was planning to marry his fiance, Erika Webster. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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