November 6, 1929 – May 20, 2020
Gustav Alexander Saiben, 1929-2020, passed away suddenly in his Norton, Ohio home on the morning of May 20, 2020. He was born on November 6, 1929 to Alexander and Susan Saiben of Akron Ohio.
Gustav is survived by his best friend and wife of 67 years Ann, sons Mark and his wife Pat, Greg and his wife Debbie, Clint and his wife Peggy, 8 grandchildren and 12.5 great grandchildren.
Gustav proudly served in the Navy and was honorably discharged February 23rd 1956, worked for Ohio Edison/First Energy company for 25 years and retired in February of 1991 , and then on to retire from Acme grocery in July 2001.
A loving husband and devoted family man he will also be remembered for his caring heart, friendly smile, and behind the scenes work without accolades. His devotion in helping punch out Braille Bibles on a weekly basis is just one example. The son of Emigrants who landed in Akron, Ohio from Czechoslovakia, he was also preceded in death by, siblings Bob (John), Rosemae, Dorthee, Mary, & Walter.
Private services will be held at Fairlawn Lutheran Church with interment at Rose Hill Burial Park immediately following.
Memorial donations can be made to Fairlawn Lutheran Church care of Braille Ministry 3415 W Market St Fairlawn, OH 44333
Private Family Service
May 31, 2020
What a wonderful and caring man it sounds like your Dad was . I wish I had known him; but knowing Clint, who exemplifies those same great qualities Gus must have taught by example. Prayers for the family as you all find peace in the knowledge that Gus waits on the other side in glory.
May 29, 2020
My condolences to Ann & the family on Gus' passing. I remember Gus from church & Sunday church bowling league. Gus & Ann were alot of fun to bowl with & they both were/are very sweet people.
May 26, 2020
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Gus Saiben. He was a wonderful person who I had the opportunity to know. The best legacy is to leave your sons with the love and shared experiences of a loving family. My sympathy goes to his wonderful wife and family.