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George Joseph Saba

Posted by on August 10, 2010
George Joseph SabaMale View treeBorn: 1918-10-07Died: 1985-08-20
Father: Isber “Mike” SabaMother: Ramza “Rose” Kazhal
Children: Dr. George W. Saba
Siblings: Henry A Saba, Edward I Saba, Frederick J Saba, William John Saba, Clara Louise Saba, Marie Catherine Saba, Mitchell I Saba

George Joseph SABA15 (Isber and Ramza / Michael and Catherine) was born on 7 Oct 1918 in Dubois, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 20 Aug 1985 in Alliance, Washington Twp, Stark, Ohio, USA4 at age 66. The cause of his death was Colon Cancer.

Death Notes: Aug 22, 1985:

George J Saba, 66, 189 W Main St., died at 10:12 p.m. Tuesday at Alliance Health Care Center, following an extended illness.

Mr. Saba was the owner of Saba Saveway, a market on Main Street, from 1947 to 1962. From 1962 until he retired in 1972, he was produce coordinator for Perskey’s and Clarkins food stores.

He was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Dubois, Pa., to Isber and Ramza Kazhal Saba, and had lived in Alliance since 1946.

Mr. Saba was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a first sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division. He received the Good Conduct Medal.

A member of Third and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, he was a member of Joseph P. Conlon Fourth Degree Assembly, and served as district marshal of Hennepin Province of the Eastern Ohio Distinct K. of C.

Mr. Saba was a member and lay minister of Regina Coeli Catholic Church. He started the martial arts program at the YMCA in 1965, and served as its director until his death. Earlier this year, he received the Y’s Service to Youth award.

Mr. Saba was also a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 50, American Legion Post 168, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 467, United Commercial Travelers, Fraternal Order of Police Associates, Police Reserve of Alliance, and the U.S. Branch of the Hakko-Ryu JuJitsu Federation.

His wife, Freda, died Jan 22, 1977.

Mr. Saba is survived by a son, Dr. George Saba of San Francisco, and two brothers, William and Henry, both of Akron. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Clara and Marie, and three brothers, Mitchell, Fred and Edward.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Regina Coeli Church, with the Rev. Paul Tobin officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron.

Friends may call 7 to 9 this evening at Sharer-Stirling Funeral Home, where DAV services will be conducted at 6:45 this evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Regina Coeli Church.


Saba, George J

Death Date: 20 August 1985

Place of Death: Alliance, Stark County

Residence: Alliance, Stark County

Gender: Male

Race: White

Age: 66 Years

Marital Status: Widowed

Death Certified by: Physician

Work Injury:

Autopsy: Yes – Used for certification

Birth Date: 07 October 1918

Birth State: Pennsylvania

Certificate: 063166

Volume: 26155

Place of Accident: (Home)

Origin: Other Asian


Research Notes: SSN 293-14-8290

From DC: WW II vet – 23 Mar 1942 to 24 Mar 1946. He was in the U.S. Army at time of his mother’s death, July 1942.

Requested marriage record from Stark County Library, 2 Oct 2000. NOT AVAILABLE 7 Oct 2000.

Requested Mar Cert by Summit Cnty Probate Ct 7 Oct 2000.

31 Oct 2000: Req mar rec by Pete Stone

01 Oct 2001: Req mar rec by David Chrisman

George married Freda Mae LEWIS16 about 1940 in Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA. Freda was born on 8 Feb 1918 in Ohio, USA and died on 22 Jan 1977 in Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA10 at age 58. They had one son: George W.

Death Notes: Saba, Freda M

Death Date: 22 January 1977

Place of Death: Canton, Stark County

Residence: Alliance, Stark County

Gender: Female

Race: White

Age: 58 Years

Marital Status: Married

Death Certified by: Physician

Work Injury:

Autopsy: Unknown

Birth Date:

Birth State:

Certificate: 006196

Volume: 22760

Place of Accident:


Research Notes: Freda’s parents were Thomas and Mary Guttas Lewis.

31 Oct 2000: requested obit from Nanci Trippett CAN’T–ck with Summit Cnty

From George W Saba, Aug 2001:

My Mom, Freda Mae Lewis was also Lebanese. Their last name was Abeid, but in customs they asked my Grandfather his name. He said Namtullah Louise Abeid. They shortened it to Tom Lewis. They were Maronite and from a small town in the North, Lassa. Although some relatives were from Aintaneit in the south.

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