Albert P. Sabeh, 94, of Clifton, passed away on Monday, July 12, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. His will to live and determination to maintain an active role in varied business operations up until his final days, was a testament to his work ethic and sense of purpose.
Born in Paterson, Al developed a value system based on family loyalty and a profound sense of responsibility. As a young Marine, he learned that courage was not about being fearless. Courage was contingent on overcoming fear and approaching challenges with organization and determination. This experience served as a foundation for all that Al achieved in life, as he emerged from humble beginnings to become a dedicated husband, supportive father, and successful businessman. As Al expanded his business holdings, he became active in community agencies and civic organizations, articulating his economic perspective and personal integrity in a unique style. Those that knew Al understood that he was a complex man; highly inquisitive but embraced change with caution, a tough negotiator yet extremely generous to family and friends. He loved to shop for clothing and accessories, always searching for the best deals. Al enjoyed the beach and a hot sunny day, but most of all, he cherished his extended family.
He was predeceased by his son, Paul Albert Sabeh; his parents, Joseph and Clementine (nee Harraka) Sabeh; five brothers, George, Michael, Louis, Anthony and Victor; and two sisters, Emily and Elizabeth.
He is survived by his wife Laurice (nee Hayek); three daughters, Joann Hynes (John), Patricia D’Amico (Anthony) and Michele Gallopo (Scott); five grandchildren, Jaime (Brett), Scott, Andrew, Nicholas and Matthew; and two great-grandchildren, Brady and Avery.
Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. Funeral Service Monday at 9:15 am from the Funeral Home. Funeral to follow at 10:00 am from Sacred Heart Armenian Catholic Church, 155 Long Hill Road, Little Falls. Interment to follow Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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