My Grandfather was a force to be reckoned with, he was always quick with a joke, friendly but not to be trifled with either. I found this letter and Alfred’s accompanying notes for a glimpse into his handwriting and presentation style. What is funny is even though he passed in 1986 when I read some of this I can hear his voice.
Alfred Saba was involved in local and State politics for much of his life. He helped get many elected over the years and knew almost all of them (and many of their secrets I’m sure!). I don’t have a date for this photo but it is Alfred Saba with Governor Ella Grasso at teh Stae Lion’s Club Convention. Given the location my best guess is, this was 1971 when Alfred was the President of the Lion’s Club.
Al Saba was a member of several area organizations, one of them being the Lion’s Club, where he served as President in 1970-71. Here is the 1904-85 Lion’s Club Booklet:
Here is Edward G. Saba’s death notice. In it is mention that he played professional football for Providence Steamrollers of the Eastern Football League but I believe it was the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. The last reference I found to him playing was a blurry team rooster from 1945.
I think I have a video of this show somewhere if I can find it I will add a link. Here is the recognition of Alfred Saba’s coordination of the Show in the June 1983 “The Vintage Voice” McSweeney Senior Center Newsletter, Vol. 111 Issue 9.
Alfred Saba was a Justice of the Peace for many years. Below is one of his four year appointments.
If you were married by Alfred, please leave a comment and a memory!
Nesley Saba cousin to Alfred, Edward, and Phosy Nesley and Catherine Bashara (who both lived in Philadelphia)
Submitted by Beverly Cook
Nesley was married to Clara and when Alfred and former wife Irene and their children would travel to Neshiminy Creek, Pa. Nesley and Clara were fabulous relatives. They invited so many relatives to enjoy their home. Nesley owned a Marina and was an Auxiliary Coast Guardsmen. I remember so well that they had a one arm bandit slot machine and I spent hours playing on it.
All in all I wanted to be sure Nesley was recognized as he was an amazing Saba/man.