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408 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-373-1111
Fax: 740-373-1112
Richard Sabol

Richard G. "Dick" Sabol

Tuesday, January 13th, 1925 - Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
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Richard “Dick” Sabol, 93, of Williamstown entered his heavenly home on Wednesday December 26, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by daughters Patty Kripal (Mike), Carol Johnson (Bob), Lisa Rickert (Stuart) and son Richard S. Sabol (Tina) and seven grandchildren Abbey, Josef, Jarad, Clairisse, Sarah, Bobby, Jocelyn and great grandchild Annabelle.

He was born in Raritan, New Jersey on January 13, 1925. Richard attended Bound Brook High School. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the U.S. Army joining the 16th Armor Division of General Patton’s Army during WW II. As a tank commander in Europe he assisted in the liberation of Pilsen Czechloslovakia, a town of his family origin. After his safe return from Europe, he married the love of his life Margaret on August 6, 1950. In 1955 he transferred from New Jersey to the Marietta area with Union Carbide, Polystyrene Division. After a long successful career he retired in 1988 as the Assistant Plant Manager.

He was well beloved in the community. He was an avid fisherman, enjoying both deep sea and fresh water fishing. He liked to bowl and enjoyed woodworking. He was a great pool player well into his nineties with his nickname “Tough As Nails”. His steady longshots were legendary. He enjoyed playing water volleyball at the YMCA for over 35 years. More remarkable at the age of 35 he taught himself to play golf, shooting his age or less into his 90th year of life. As a member of St. Mary’s Basilica he served as an usher for over 50 years. He was a life member of the VFW, American Legion and the Elks. He greatly enjoyed his time spent with his beloved wife of 66 years. At home he was always the life of any family gathering. He taught himself to play the piano and harmonica by ear, entertaining the family and grandchildren with classic tunes, and story telling. Richard’s unconditional love for all people will leave a legacy that will be everlasting. He was a devoted spouse, father, grandfather and our family Patriarch. He will be remembered as being a wonderful provider, war hero, a gentle peacekeeper and a loving friend to all.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, with The Rev. John Michael Campbell celebrating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown, WV. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Cawley & Peoples is honored to serve the Sabol family and offers online condolences and many more resources by visiting their website, .
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 10:00am
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 10:00am
    The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption
    506 Fourth Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    The Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell
  • Interment

    Riverview Cemetery
    1007 Waverly Road
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  • Reception

    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
    319 Pike St.
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    A meal will be served at the VFW following the burial.


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Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 09:30am
We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. With deep sympathy, we share your sorrow, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. May God give you the strength to endure the pain you are going through and may he embrace you and comfort your family during this difficult time."Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'"-John 11:25


Posted at 04:23pm
Sabol Family--- Our sincere condolences go out to you on the loss of you Father. Your Dad was one of a kind, a great man, and the best friend of my long-deceased Father, Ed Modecki. You Dad was always there for my Dad. I remember many a party where your Mom and Dad attended. My parents loved having the friendship of you parents. Mr. Sabol will be sadly missed. I regret that my wife Peggy and I cannot attend the funeral, as we are flying to CA for the Rose Bowl festivities, a Bucket List item, on 12/29/18, but we will remember your Dad in prayer. Remember the many good times. They will help you through the sad days ahead. --- Moe (Gerard) and Peggy Modecki

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Posted at 07:20pm
Patti, Carol, Lisa, Richy, Our thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time. Deepest sympathies, Mike, Anne and Joshua Berstler
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Dave Baumgardner

Posted at 06:52pm
Rich, Very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I only met him once, at the VFW, with you...and I could see what a good man he was and what a great relationship the two of you had. Hang in there. Dave Baumgardner

Tom Brown

Posted at 10:04am
Rich, So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. My late good friend, Graham Stocks, always enjoyed golfing with him. And from the obituary in the paper, he had a long and remarkable life. It's tough losing a Dad, perhaps especially during the holidays. You and yours are in my prayers. Tom Brown

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