George E. Saba Sr., 86, of Hanover Township passed away in the VA Medical Center, Plains Township, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with kidney and heart disease.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Elias and Martha Saba. He was a graduate of Meyers High School and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed by Sauquoit Silk Co. and Fibre Research and Development as a chemical engineer and plant superintendent. Upon his retirement from the textile industry, he owned and operated the Carey Avenue Meat Market for many years. During his retirement years, he was employed part-time by the DLP Law Firm, doing many tasks which he loved.
George enjoyed his family and friends, golfing, his Saturday outings to Pocono Downs and especially his garden.
George was a member of St. Mary Antiochian Church and served on the church council. He also was a member of the Irem Shrine and Masons, belonging to several lodges.
Preceding him in death were an infant son; sisters, Sophie Joseph, Helen Casper, Mary and Josephine Saba, Olka Kravitz, Celia Cawley and Mildred Saba; and brothers, Anthony, Alexander, Simon and William Saba.
Surviving are his loving wife, Jane; son, Attorney George Saba Jr. and his wife, Linda, Harleysville; daughter, Janine; grandchildren, Jessica, Andrew, Jacob and Noah Saba; sisters, Eleanor and Louise Carol; numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services, with the Very Rev. David Hester officiating, with an 11:30 a.m. service at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, 2014