Gail Sacco, fierce advocate for Las Vegas homeless, dies at 63

Sep 01, 2019 464

BY: Briana Erickson

If there is one word most often used to describe Gail Sacco, it is “fighter.” It was a term she embodied until her death Tuesday after a two-year-plus battle with lung cancer. She was 63. She spent the last weeks of her life doing what she was best known for in Las Vegas: serving the homeless.

No longer able to venture out, she had her husband, Joseph, 78, take meals to volunteers to be distributed to the homeless — something she had a long history of doing herself. “It gave my mom one more reason to live,” her son, Joe Sacco Jr., told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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