Stephen J. Sabo, 86, of Lawrenceville, NJ, entered into God's care on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Stephen was born in Bridgeport, CT, to his parents, Stephen and Margaret Sabo. He moved to New Jersey at the age of 15, when he entered Bordentown Military Institute in Bordentown ("BMI"). While at BMI, he played football and was voted a member of the All-State Football Team. After graduating, Stephen attended Lafayette University in Easton, PA, prior to being drafted into the United States Army during his freshman year. He served in the Army for two years during World War II, and was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant first class. After the war, Stephen returned to Lafayette University and later attended Rutgers University. Stephen was a parishioner for 50 years of The Church of Saint Ann in Lawrenceville, where he served as an usher and as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Lawrence Kiwanis Club, where he served as president for two years. Stephen loved politics and was politically active in Lawrence Township. He enjoyed a career in sales, working for several different companies throughout his life, with the last being Princeton Nassau Conover Ford, where he retired in 2004. Stephen enjoyed vacationing at the beaches of Long Beach Island, NJ, and the Outer Banks in North Carolina, although his most precious times were the times he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Margaret, Stephen is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jean (Guidotti) Sabo; two daughters and their spouses, Cynthia Passolino and husband Paul, and Stephanie Oswald and husband Andrew; a son, Stephen Jr.; a sister, Evelyn Stephan; four sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Donovan, Theresa Guidotti, Saundra Winslade and husband Winston, and Margaret "Peg" Guidotti; four grandchildren, Jessica L. Talar, Esq., Lisa Wilkinson and husband Michael, Drew Oswald, and Matthew Passolino; two great-grandchildren, Aiden Michael and Riley Isabella Wilkinson, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Saint Ann, 1253 Lawrenceville Rd., Lawrenceville., NJ 08648. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum in Hamilton. Relatives and friends may call from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Church of Saint Ann. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to The Church of Saint Ann, 1253 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648. Arrangements are under the direction of his son, Stephen J. Sabo Jr., from Parkside Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 1584 Parkside Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08638. Please visit our tribute page at


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Published in The Times, Trenton, on Apr. 20, 2014