John A. Sabatt#233;
July 13, 1917 - November 20, 2012
Resident of Lafayette
John A. Sabatt#233;, our beloved dad passed away peacefully at Mercy Care Center in Oakland under the loving care of the sisters and staff there. John Sabatt#233; was the fourth son of John and Mary Sabatt#233; who had immigrated to the United States from France. John and his four brothers, George, Albert, Frank and R#233;mond along with their devoted parents lived to tell the story of the American dream. His parents arrived here with very little but with hard work and fortitude built a business known for it's famous slogan, "Farms, In Berkeley?" South Berkley Creamery became Berkeley Farms and the five brothers carried on the work of their parents, becoming a 20th century American success story.
John was the beloved husband of the late Donna Sabatt#233;, the loving father of Suzanne, Christine, Emmelie, Jeanette and the late Nanette. He was loved and respected by his sons-in-law, John, Rich, Bill, Art, and Paul and he was the adored grandfather of Mary Anne, John, Sam, Jimmy, Joe, Jake, Claire, Willie, Paul, Peter, Charlotte and Madeline. His cousins Leonie and Catherine will miss him terribly. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, friends, and colleagues who were his steady companions throughout his life.
Dad served our country during World War II
in Italy and North Africa under General George Patton and honored the general each 4th of July by watching the movie "Patton." His deep love and dedication to his Catholic faith was seen in his life long involvement of Sacred Heart parish in Oakland, St. Mary's College High School (class of '36) and the schools his daughters and grandchildren attended including St. Perpetua, St. Mary, and St. Isidore Elementary Schools and Carondelet, Cardinal Newman and De La Salle High Schools. He was an affiliated Brother of the Christian Schools and devoted parishioner of St. Perpetua Church.
Our dad was an example of faith, kindness, generosity and service. We are incredibly grateful for his 95 years of life and rejoice as he joins our mother and sister after living a wonderful life. We are so thankful to all of the caregivers who have helped us these last years and most especially to Sister Patty and the staff at Mercy Care Center, you have been angels of mercy to all of us.
Dad lived a good and honorable life; He served God, his family, his country and his fellow man with generosity, kindness and respect. Now we entrust him to the Lord, our mother and sister, with love and gratitude for his life.
Please join us to remember our dad on the morning of Friday, November 30, 2012 at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 3454 Hamlin Road in Lafayette. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10:30 with the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to St. Perpetua Church, Mercy Retirement and Care Center 3431 Foothill Blvd. Oakland 94601, or St. Mary's College High School 1294 Albinia Avenue, Albany Ca. 94706
Holy Angels Sorensen Chapel