OBITUARY

Alex "Hootie" Sabad

January 9, 1921November 13, 2012

SABAD, Alex “Hootie”, age 91 of Kettering, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Sterling House of Washington Township. Alex was born on January 9, 1921 in Tur-terebes, Romania. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; parents, Andrew & Elizabeth Sabad; brother & sister-in-law, Andrew & Sylvia Sabad; nephew, Martin Szabad and a niece-in-law, Susan Siewe. He is survived by his brother & sister-in-law, Ernest & Jean Szabad; nieces, Debra (Paul) Norman & Cynthia Muessig; nephews, Mark (Janie) Szabad, Michael, Garry & Dan (Roben) Sabad; 13 great nieces and nephews, Matthew, Melissa, Chris, David, Katie, Lindsay, Jessi, Tim, Elizabeth, Alex, Samantha, Wyatt and Gabriel; 6 great-great nieces and nephews; and other family members, Tom George and Scott Muessig. Alex graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1939 and attended Ohio State University. He served as an aviation machinist’s mate first class in the US Navy stationed in the Pacific Theater in WWII. Alex retired at age 62 from Olivetti Underwood and continued his career with Cal-Vent until 2009. Alex loved his nieces and nephews and often spoke of how proud he was of his family. He touched the lives of many others coaching youth football and basketball at St. Albert’s and Van Buren Junior High for many years. He was a faithful & active member of the Hungarian Reform Church (now Old Troy Pike Community Church ) for over 80 years. Alex was a strong man with a quick wit and sense of humor who was loved by all who knew him. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45429. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420. Condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 17, 2012
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Alex "Hootie" Sabad

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George Sine

November 18, 2012

Earnie & Jean, Sorry to learn of your brother's Passing. It seems he lived a long and good life.
George Sine

Susan Schuck-Szabad

November 18, 2012

Uncle Hootie, I have always enjoyed seeing you, dancing with you and hearing your stories. I felt honored and directly connected to the Szabad family, when Matt proposed to me with the ring you gave your wife, Joyce. I am honored to wear this ring everyday and hope to pass it on to the next generation of Szabads. With great respect and love...rest in peace, Love, Susan

Joe Boesch

November 16, 2012

RIP Coach. Always had a kind word and some hard candy to make us smile. Thank you , Joey Boesch- class of '82 St. Albert the Great.

November 16, 2012

Ernie, I am so sorry to here about Al. I have many fond memories of Al, you and Danny at Community. I still remember him climbing up a tree at the 17 th green to retrieve my putter. Take care. Steve Ribbink

November 16, 2012

Kind, patient & funny. St. Albert was blessed to have you, Coach! - Dan Ferneding

Ron Carr

November 16, 2012

Hootie..You will be remembered always ,you touched so many youths lives through sports,with your funny jokes and the pocket of candy..

Joe Colosimo

November 15, 2012

Ernie and Mark - Sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed our conversations.

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