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Alexander Sabol
May 02, 1945 - February 26, 2012


YORK Alexander Charles Sabol, 66, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012, in his home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sharon Christine (Kozloff) Sabol. Born in Charleroi on May 2, 1945, to the late Alexander (Cannon) and Helen (Zamiska) Sabol, he was raised in Marianna. A 1963 graduate of Beth-Center H.S., Alex attended Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and was then appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. He returned to W&J, served with the Army ROTC, graduated in 1968 with a degree in physics and commissioned a Second Lieutenant. Alex honorably served from 1969-70 as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army's 66th Engineer Co., Topographic Corps, 547th Engineer Platoon, Map Depot, Long Binh, South Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He later earned a marketing degree from Wheeling Jesuit College and worked in industrial sales for several companies, including Sun Oil. Most importantly, Alex loved watching his grandchildren play sports, especially baseball and football. A sports fan his entire life, Alex played baseball for the Naval Academy, W&J, and the Army, coached Legion baseball, was an avid golfer, horseshoe and dart player, and more recently played pool for the Susquehanna Valley 8 Ball League. He was an animal lover who took pleasure in his pups, Cosmos, Coalminer and Limestone, all deceased; tending to his garden, plants and flowers; and feeding wild birds. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 744 in Marianna for many years; later a member of the American Legion, Post 175 in Washington; and the VFW, Post 537 in Etters. In addition to his wife, Alex is survived by three daughters, Caroline (Patrick) Frey of Washington; Lori (Mike) Shertzer of Middletown; Christianne (Chad) Eyler of York; five grandchildren, Alexander, Carly and Patrick Frey, and Cannon and Caroline Eyler; one brother, Capt. Albert Sabol of Leesburg, Va.; two sisters, Maryann (Harry) White of Marianna, and Lou Ann (Lenny) Abbadini of Waynesburg; brother-in-law, Richard Kozloff of Claysville; numerous nieces and nephews; many family members and close friends; and his pup and best friend, Rusty. Alex was an honorable and loving man, and in turn was loved by all that knew him. He added so much to the lives he touched and will be missed beyond measure. Military Rites will be held at 12 noon on Saturday at The Washington Co. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington Cemetery, Park Ave., Washington, Pa. A memorial service, celebration of his life, and reception will follow, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the American Legion, Post 175, Park Ave., Washington. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to York County SPCA, 3159 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406; Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330; or Washington Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 851, Washington, PA 15301. Arrangements entrusted to the John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., York. KefferFH.com
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