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John " “JOHNY” " Sabo
November 21, 1962 - August 16, 2017

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:38 PM

I don't know where it comes from, all this love I have for you.... and I don't know where to put it..... now that you're gone.

    (Some days are just hard ~ I miss you so much Johny) 

Daria Jepsen

Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:25 PM

Hey buttercup, whatca doin" (lol) I miss you so much I cant stand it. I'ts so lonely here without you. Are you looking out for Cha Cha for me? Dont leave him alone okay? You know how he hates to be alone and whatever you do dont step on him, remember he's always gonna be in back of you under your right foot. Make sure to tell him that his his mama loves him and I hope to see him at the rainbow bridge but if he's not there because he has another family that he loves and wants to be with then I understand and i wont be mad. I just want him healthy and happy and please let him know that Sushi loves him and misses him very much. Take care of each other. i love you both more than words can say.
Love, Your BFF
Di-Di (Las Vegas, NV)

Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:39 AM

It has been a year since you were taken from us in such a horrific way.
Love and miss you little brother.
Lisa Watts (NASHVILLE, TN)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:13 PM

Mom loves and misses you. We talked yesterday remebering the good times, cried and laughed but know you are in a better place singing with the angels.
Lisa Watts (NASHVILLE, TN)

Friday, February 9, 2018 2:23 PM

I had the privilege and honor of having had the opportunity to have met and gotten to know Johny during my trips and stays in Las Vegas. The first time I met Johny was outside the Excalibur hotel and casino. I wasn’t familiar with the city so I ask Johny if he was from around here and if he could answer some questions. Well he did and I could sense from what he was telling me and how that he was a person that told you things as they were and not embellished or exaggerated. I found out through more conversations about his outlook on life and how he wanted to live it. The more we talked the more I developed a trust in him. Those of us that dont live in Las Vegas, sometimes hear about how visitors are sometimes taken advantage of by some of the con artists that make tourists their prey. But there was an aura of honesty and trustworthiness that I could feel coming from Johny. I was coming to Las Vegas about once a month on business so every time I would come to town i would contact Johny. I tried to help him out whenever i could. I knew he needed some things, but he neverb asked me for anything. I prefered to give him presents as a thank you for his assistance and help when I was in Las Vegas. He was always very appreciative of the items that i gave him. I never had the opportunity to hear him sing, but i know he had a knack with computers. He would fix my computer when it needed it. And he would tell me what he was doing and how it would work. All the time he was doing that it sounded like a person with a PhD in computers was talking to me. He would spend hours and hours trying to program and reprogram hard drives and operating systems. I asked if had gone to school to learn about computers and he said no. He taught himself. I was always telling him that he had a gift and he should pursue it and get a job in the computer field. But that wasn’t what he wanted to do. Johny wanted to be on his own with no restrictions. He was a free spirit, but one that had a heart and sense of caring and devotion to people that had the fortunate opportunity to become a friend of his. Don’t get me wrong, Johny had his moments of frustration and stress, as we all do, but he didnt let it control him. I regret that I had not met Johny years ago so we could have developed our friendship even more. And I regret that I didnt live in Las Vegas so we could have spent more time exchanging ideas, opinions and thoughts about life. I do know that in the future when I come back to Las Vegas, it wont feel the same. It wont have that feeling of being a place that i had a true friend such as Johny, who didn’t put on airs or sugar coated things. He was a friend that could be brutally honest, yet be compassionate, caring and considerable of your emotions and feelings. I believe that Johny and i became friends not for any other reason than that we trusted and respected each other. I am an only child and therefore never had a brother until I met Johny. I will always revere the time that i was fortunate to have spent with Johny and i will miss not having the opportunity to spend more time with him. I will always think of Johny as the brother that I didn’t have biologically, but as the brother i had by choice. I hope that one day I will hear him sing as I understand that he had a great voice. I can imagine him up in heaven getting the angels to sing some rock and roll. And hopefully he will check in every now and then to let me know how he is doing and offer some computer advice. Take care my brother I look forward to seeing you again
Art St Germain (Baltimore, MD)

Friday, February 2, 2018 4:44 AM

Hi everybody my name is Cha Cha. I'm a 15 year old Yorkshire Terrier/ Shitzu mix. My mom has always said that me and my uncle Johny are her two best friends in the whole wide world. Johny helped raise me and watch me grow up and become the handsome boy that I am today. The first time we met Johny didn't like me, he said he didn't like dogs too much and would push me away, it hurt my feelings a little but Mom said to give him time and he'll come around. When I was only 3 years old I accidentally got locked out of the house and mom went nuts! She made 250 Flyers and didn't come home for 3 days because she wouldn't stop looking for me, she was so upset she forgot all about her phone bill and had spent her last penny buying ink and paper for all those flyers. When her phone got shut off she didn't know what she was going to do, how was she going to find me...  the phone number was on the Flyers! Mom cried herself out of f tears, she even got on her knees and asked God to give us a  miracle. See, when mom rescued me she promised me that she would always take care of me and I would never be abused, abandoned, hungry or cold ever again and how could she live with herself if she broke a promise like that?!  Just when she was at her breaking point Uncle Johny showed up right out of no where and gave her $100 all the money he had to his name. They got the phone turned back on and within the hour mom got a phone call and I was returned home safely. Uncle Johny was so happy to see me he never pushed me away again, he even let me sleep with him and I got to go with him a few times looking for Treasures. We had so much fun together! I really miss him. I sit for hours almost every day at the top of the stairs waiting for him to walk through the door. Sometimes mom sits with me and we wait together, she says "one day Cha Cha, one day we'll see him again." I love you and I miss you very much Uncle Johny. Until I see you again I'll be right here waiting... at the top of the stairs. I Have always been Uncle Johny's favorite!  Love, Cha Cha

Daria Jepsen

Friday, February 2, 2018 4:28 AM

Hi my name is Sushi, I'm a 12 year old Imperial Shih Tzu. Mommy says I'm the love of her life. Mom saved me when I was 2 years old and while we were in the car on the way home she called Johny and told him she had just got a baby seal and couldn't wait for him to meet me. She was laughing when she hung up the phone and an hour later Johny called her back and said that he was her best friend and he loved her and because he loved her so much he was not going to let her do this to herself. He said he made a phone call and the people from the zoo would be picking me up at 9 a.m. because she had no experience raising a seal! Uncle Johny really believed I was a baby seal can you believe it?! I might look like a little seal but I'm the prettiest chocolate brown Shih Tzu you've ever seen in your whole life. Mom teased Uncle Johny about that one for years. He hasn't been coming around lately and Mom is sad all the time, I don’t know why he staying away I hope they’re not arguing and if they are they better fix it soon cause it just doesn't feel right without Johny here. Please come back uncle Johny I miss you  and so does my mom. Besides, I know that Im your very favorite!

Daria Jepsen

Friday, February 2, 2018 4:20 AM

   Hello, I'm Mia Bichon and I'm 4 years old. I'm a little spoiled and they say I have a big mouth because I like to talk and bark A LOT and I don't like very many people. I used to bark at Johny for hours  just to  irritate him and you know what he did? Nothing! Not a thing! He didn't yell at me, he didn't tell me to be quiet or anything he just stared at me. He told Mom that the reason he stares at me is because he thinks I'm beautiful and on numerous occasions said "she is so pretty" he never got close to me or even tried to pet me, then one day I took him by surprise and just went and sat right down on his lap and he let me, He even smiled. Johny was very patient with me and always gentle and I think the reason I was so attached to him is because he always took my side and stood up for me when I was in trouble. Mama says I can be a little devil sometimes but to Uncle Johny I was an angel,  so I stuck to him like glue! He really was my friend and not just because I’m pretty, he paid attention to me, he knew my personality and we felt each other‘s hearts and wow wee his heart was Gigantic! I'm the white Bichon in so many pictures with him, I think we look beautiful together don't you? I was Uncle Johny's favorite, even a blind person could see that! I sure do miss my friend.

Daria Jepsen

Friday, February 2, 2018 4:12 AM

My name is Murphy Allen, I was named after my uncle , John Allen. I am a 4 year old blonde albino Havanese who was next in line on the kill list when my mom and Johny rescued me. Johny had to crawl way in the back of that kennel to get me because I was so scared and he put me on a leash and gave me my very first walk. I was covered with hundreds of ticks and he knew that if he got bit he could get Lyme disease but Uncle Johny didn't care he held me in his arms all the way home and told me that I was a good boy. Mom thought Johny was so brave that she named me after him and about a month ago she cried her eyes out when she came across my adoption papers and saw that my birthday is the same day that Johny was hit by a car. She said that makes me extra special. He used to take me walking at the park and I really miss that.  I love my Uncle Johny and miss him very much I know that I was his very favorite!

Daria Jepsen

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:23 AM

Words cannot express the devastation, hurt, anger and heartbreak of finding out my baby brother Johnny left this earth in such a tragic senseless way. Seeing the words “homeless man with shopping cart” in the Las Vegas news and knowing it was my baby brother left me empty and searching deep in my soul. How could I not known my baby brother was alone and why did I not try harder to somehow track him down so my mother could hear his voice. I spent days searching the internet for anything I could that might help me understand what happened to Johnny. Then I found an article that a friend of his was pleading to the public for information on the driver that took our baby brother from us. It was the beginning of the end of my darkness, I called the editor and asked to please put me in touch with Dee Dee. I made that call to Dee Dee and as painful as it was for both of us I realized, Johnny was loved dearly by many. He was not alone in life as I had imagined but had wonderful friends and living life as Johnny loved, a free spirit. Johnny was Johnny and you could not help loving him through the good times and the bad. I am sure he is in heaven with his hand on his hip correcting those singing out of tune or making the wrong dance move!!!
His death gave the gift of life through the donation of his heart and liver but has left those that loved him missing a piece of their heart.
Dee Dee thank you so much for being there for Johnny and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for representing us in court. Words cannot express my thanks you are my Johnny Angel and now a great friend!
Tori thank you also for being there by Johnny’s side, knowing that you and Dee Dee were there at the hospital when we were so far away was very comforting!
Johnny I love and miss you dearly!!!
Lisa Watts (Nashville, TN)
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