In Remembrance of Richard A. "Dick" Sabatini

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Richard A. "Dick" Sabatini

Dunmore, PA December 22, 1933 ~ January 17, 2012 Date of Service: January 21, 2012

Richard A. “Dick” Sabatini, 78, of Dunmore, died peacefully Tuesday in Hospice Community Care surrounded by his family.  His wife of over 50 years is the former Carmella Quatra.

 Born in South Scranton to the late Steve and Stella Fabrio Sabatini, he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and went on to honorably serve for four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War as part of Jet Fighter Squad #71.  He attended and graduated from the University of Scranton on an athletic scholarship and earned his B.S. and M.B.A.  For a short time, Dick worked as a special agent with the United States Treasury Department within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  He was a teacher at Lackawanna College for 10 years, where he was chairman of the faculty, Athletic Director and coached both basketball baseball.  He later worked as manager for the George Pegula Insurance Company before becoming Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Deputy Director of ten state general hospitals.  In 2000, he was elected to Dunmore Borough Council, and upon retirement, he worked for the Lackawanna County Bureau of Elections. 

 Dick was an active member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore, and was a former member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in South Scranton.  He always found joy in helping others and in serving his church.  He was a selfless man, a true friend, and a loving husband, father and grandfather. 

 Also surviving is a daughter Gina Gallucci and husband Carl, Voorhees, NJ; four grandchildren who were his “gold”, Giuliana, Summer, Dominic Richard and Ava Bella Gallucci, all of Voorhees, NJ; a sister Virginia Duboski and husband Tony, Clarks Summit; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother Steven Sabatini. 

 The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden- DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 11 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  Interment in the Italian-American Cemetery, Scranton.  Friends may call Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. 

 

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Lou & Maureen Refice
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Deepest Condolences
Reply #8 on : Sat January 21, 2012, 09:46:46
Although we haven't kept in touch, we still have many fine memories made in the company of Dick and Carmella, and their beautiful daughter Gina. We mourn his passing, and his family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Rick Williams
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Re: In Remembrance of Richard A. "Dick" Sabatini
Reply #7 on : Fri January 20, 2012, 16:31:18
Mr Sabatini was a highly respected accounting and tax instructor at LJC. He had a great sense of humor and a concern for all of his students. Over the years our paths would cross in downtown Scranton, and we would discuss our muutal interest in government and politics. My condolences to your entire family.
Rick Williams, Clarks Green
LJC Class of 64
Cindy Campbell
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Sincere sympathies
Reply #6 on : Fri January 20, 2012, 09:50:12
To Dick's family, I knew Dick from working at the State Building. I worked in a different Dept., but on the same floor as Dick and got to know him. I also recently was involved in the Rosary Procession at Sacred Heart Church in Peckville with Dick and Deacon Carmen, which gave me the ability to re-connect with Dick. He was one of the most kind, caring persons I have ever known,with a great sense of humor. I am very sorry for your loss.
Peter & Christine Marmo Supko
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Richard A. "Dick" Sabatini
Reply #5 on : Thu January 19, 2012, 17:33:24
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure and Dick was most certainly a treasure.
Dick will remain in our Hearts forever.
Rudy Kunz
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Condolences
Reply #4 on : Thu January 19, 2012, 11:15:58
Carmella,
My deepest Sympathy on the loss of your husband.
Rudy Kunz, Endwell NY & Lake Sheridan. DHS 1953.
Member Dunmore Historical Society Executive Board.
Linda Grippa
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Re: In Remembrance of Richard A. "Dick" Sabatini
Reply #3 on : Wed January 18, 2012, 15:37:07
Mr Sabatini,

I'll always remember you as a funny,sweet man who loved your daughter more than anything! Sorry for all the times we made you worry with our out of town concert trips! Worry no more, you raised an amazing daughter and friend and you had a great family, you will be missed :)

Mrs Sabatini and Gina,
We feel so sorry for your loss. The world lost kind, generous man and he will be missed. Know we are all thinking of you both.

Much love,
Linda
Joseph and Lorraine Weston
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Re: In Remembrance of Richard A. "Dick" Sabatini
Reply #2 on : Wed January 18, 2012, 15:30:01
Our deepest condolences to the Sabatini family. My husband and I were saddened by the passing of Dick, as we are former graduates of Lackawanna College and knew him quite well. We will always remember him as one of our favorite teachers and good friend.
Millie DiPasquale
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Re: In Remembrance of Richard A. "Dick" Sabatini
Reply #1 on : Wed January 18, 2012, 15:15:54
Sorry to hear of Dick's passing. My condolonces to you and your family