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Phillies mourn loss of part-owner Sara Buck

Sara L. "Sally" Buck, who along with her late husband Alexander "Whip" Buck had been part of the Phillies' ownership group since December 1981, passed away Saturday morning. She was 83.

"Sally was loved by many in the Phillies organization from front-office staff to players to fellow owners," Phillies president David Montgomery said in a release. "Her passing leaves the club with a profound sense of loss. Her presence at Citizens Bank Park will be missed by all who knew and loved her."

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She is survived by her sons, Pete and Sandy, daughters-in-law Nancy and Sissy, as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

"Sally always put family and others first, ever humble and selfless, and deeply committed to her community, her friends and those in need," her sons said in the release. "She modeled love, strength, virtue, good cheer and wisdom."

Tim Healey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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