Andrew Ernest Sabol

June 6, 1930December 3, 2016

Well, Andy Sabol has gone home. He left on December 3, 2016, and is now probably telling his stories to a whole new audience. Andrew E. Sabol was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1930 to parents, Andrew S. Sabol and Florence A. Sabol. He met and married the love of his life, Joan (Faver) at West Liberty State College in West Virginia in 1955. An active volunteer, he served on the Board of the Campfire Girls, President and founder of the St. Marks Episcopal Day School Dad’s Club, over 20 years as a board member, including two terms as president of the American Society for Training & Development, President of the Florida Municipal Electric Association Training Committee, and Vice President of the Northeast Florida Safety Association. Andy was a Dale Carnegie Course Instructor and Instructor-Trainer for over 20 years in the Tampa and north Florida area. Retired from the JEA as Division Manager of Training & Safety in 1992, he spent most of his retirement as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts. He has been a member of the BSA since 1941. He started and hosted a weekly TV show for the Boy Scouts for over six years, was a contributor to the Scouting Newsletter, authored five books about Scouting, produced three sets of CD’s covering his Boy Scout experiences, wrote articles for the Florida Wildlife magazine, wrote articles for the Retired City Employee newsletter and served on the North Florida Council Executive Board of the Boy Scouts since 1989. “A” is an Eagle Scout, was awarded the Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, the National Leadership Award, the Silver Axe and the Silver Fox Awards from the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was awarded the Vigil Honor from the Order of the Arrow, BSA. Andy was a true “Sportsman”. He loved to hunt & fish. But he rarely shot or caught anything. He said he was a “Carrier-of the-Sabol Sportsman Curse!”

Andy is survived by his wife, Joanie; son, Mark Sabol (Deborah); daughter, Trish Kramer (Billy Kramer); granddaughter, Jordan; and grandsons, Will (Kenzie), Clay (Zara) and Drew.

His final party will be held at the Hardage-Giddens Hendricks Chapel, 4115 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207 on Thursday, December 8th, 2016. Visitation will be from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, with services immediately following from 2:00 – 3:00pm. Private family interment to follow. If you are a Scouter and plan on coming, “Class A” would be GREAT! No flowers, please. If you really want to spend some money, please give it to the endowment fund of the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 8, 2016
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 8, 2016

Andrew Ernest Sabol

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January 10, 2017

I just heard about Andy. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. As he loved to flounder fish I really enjoyed having him aboard my boat. He will be missed by all.
Captain Vic Tison

Tony Taber

December 9, 2016

We have all lost a terrific friend. Andy left a great legacy with all of the lives he touched. I will miss his passion, enthusiasm, humor, and story-telling. Love and prayers for Andy's family...

Robert Collett

December 9, 2016

A giant among men. I am proud to have called Andy friend and mentor. He always was happy in all he did and his enthusiasm was contagious. The campfire will be a little lonelier from now on but Lotd Baden Powel is sure having a good time listening to Andy talk about his beloved Mohawk Patrol. Prayers up to all his family other friends. Until we meet again, you will be missed; thanks for everything you did and for the inspiration you gave me.

Sandy Brinson

December 7, 2016

Andy surely touched the lives of all he met and his warmth and generous spirit was a blessing. So sorry for this loss! Sending much love and prayer for him and all his family.

Susan Speicher

December 6, 2016

Andy was the warmest, funniest, greatest guy I knew. I'm going to miss him so much even though we didn't have all that much contact. Every time I saw Andy, I wondered why I didn't make an effort to see him more often. I'm so sorry for your loss, Joan, Trish, Mark, and all the family. Love and prayers to you all from Glenn and me.

Dustin & Sarah Reed

December 6, 2016

Andy was someone Dustin and I always looked forward to spending time with. Things are going to be less lively here on Earth. But now there is even more to look forward to about Heaven. Joan, Mark, Trish and family, you are all in our prayers.

December 6, 2016

One of the great things about going to West Liberty was that "Big A" was there. He was the inspiration for everyone there. Not only had he overcome polio, he was able to everything we could do--and do it better. He even went out for the football team! He continued to do great things when he graduated. He was truly blessed to have Joan helping him. He was truly one in a million. Dr. Norman (Scoop) Moyes (Boston, Ma.)

John & Sharon Peavy

December 6, 2016

Andy my fishing buddy, you will truly be missed. It is an honor that I can call you my friend.
Joan, Mark and Trish I loved Andy and will miss hearing all of his wonderful stories.
Love and Prayers,
John Peavy

Bob and Barbara Bull

December 6, 2016

Andy was a wonderful person; truly one of the nicest you'd ever meet. He always greeted you with a smile and had a great story to tell. We lost a terrific neighbor and friend.

Don Hughes

December 6, 2016

Andy loved mentoring people whether it was at the JEA, Boys Scouts of America, American Society for Training and Development or other groups where he was a member. He shared his wisdom and experiences with joy. I was honored to learn a few nuggets from him. God Bless the Sabol Family.