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Stephen Joseph Szabo Sr.

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ARLINGTON -- Stephen Joseph Szabo Sr., 73, a resident of Ball Mountain Road in Arlington, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.

Stephen was born in Milltown, N.J., on Aug. 16, 1932, the son of Joseph and Julia (Kiss) Szabo. He received his education in North Brunswick, N.J., attending Parsons and Maple Meade School and graduating from New Brunswick, N.J., High School. He was a Korean War veteran, serving as a member of the United States Army. Stephen married the former Laurie Albro in Bel-Air, Md., on Sept. 21, 1956. Stephen and his wife, Laurie, moved to Arlington, where they owned and operated the Candle Light Motel. Stephen also worked as a supervisor for wire manufacturing companies, including Triangle Cable in New Jersey and Carroll Cable, which is now General Cable in Massachusetts, and at Eveready Battery in Bennington, retiring in 1995. His true passion was being a firefighter. He was an active firefighter for 17 years and a lifetime member of the North Brunswick Engine Company No. 1, where he earned the rank of captain. Stephen enjoyed hunting and fishing and watching football. He was a former member of the Lions Club in Arlington and the Reform Church in New Brunswick. Stephen enjoyed his home and cherished times spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie Szabo, of Arlington; two sons, Stephen Joseph Szabo Jr. and his wife, Vickie, of New Creek, W.Va., and Mark Alan Szabo and his wife, Joanne, of Bennington; his daughter, Lisa Lorraine Hon and her husband, Donald, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

At the request of the family, funeral services will be private. Interment will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery in Arlington.

Memorial contributions in Stephen’s memory may be made to North Brunswick Engine Company No. 1, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. To send e-mail condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2006
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