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Barbara A. (Minnick) Sabol

October 10, 1929 ~ December 23, 2019 (age 90)

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     Mrs. Barbara A. (Minnick) Sabol, 90, a resident of North Wilkes-Barre, passed peacefully into Eternal Life late Sunday evening in the comfort of her residence following a recent illness.

     Born October 10, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, she was one of seven children to the late Andrew and Anna (Lorinc) Minnick.

     Educated in the local schools, Mrs. Sabol was a graduate of the former Wilkes-Barre Township High School.  She later furthered her education toward her vocation by attending the Wilkes-Barre Business School.

     Prior to her formal retirement, Barbara was employed in data processing and later the claims department for the Social Security Administration's Wilkes-Barre offices.  Previously, she was a bookkeeper for Sirkin & Horowitz as well as Almos

     She was a lifetime member of Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Wilkes-Barre where she previously served on the Dorcas Guild.  She also held membership in the Ruby Rose Divas Chapter of the Red Hat Society of Luzerne County and previously was active with local wives and spouses of Prisoners of War through the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township.

     In her spare time and being an avid fan, she loved to attend, watch and cheer for Penn State Football.  She especially enjoyed the annual trips to Florida and Colorado with her daughter Audrey and son-in-law, John.

     Barbara is remembered as being a loving and devoted wife, mother, neighbor and friend.  Her presence will be greatly missed by all those she touched in this life.

     She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mr. Daniel Sabol on February 19, 2000.  At the time of Mr. Sabol's passing, the couple shared almost 40 years of married life together.  Also preceding her were Brothers; Andrew, Joseph and Albert Minnick; Sister, Mrs. Margaret Schrader and most recently by her brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph Mattias.

     Left to cherish the wonderful memories they hold of their mother are her children, Daniel L. Sabol, at home; Audrey L. Lose and her husband John of Dallas; Sister, Mrs. Alma Mattias of Wilkes-Barre Township ; Brother, Frederick Minnick and his wife Renee of Damascus Maryland; Sister-in-Law, Mrs. Margaret Mihoch of Kingston; Several Nieces, Nephews, fellow congregants and dear friends.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Sabol will be conducted on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. from the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street.  The Reverend Peter J. Haenftling, pastor of Saint Mathew, will serve as celebrant and leader of worship.

     Interment will be next to her husband in Saint Matthew Lawn section of Fern Knoll Burial Park, Midland Avenue, Dallas where the Rite of Committal will be conferred.

     Relatives and friends may join Mrs. Sabol’s family for visitation and shared remembrances Friday morning directly at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

     In lieu of floral tributes, Barbara’s family would be humbled if those wishing to give a monetary expression of remembrance, kindly consider her church, Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 663 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18705.

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December 27, 2019

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
North Wilkes-Barre Location
625 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1795

Funeral Service
December 27, 2019

11:00 AM
North Wilkes-Barre Location
625 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1795


Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
663 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18705
Tel: 1-570-822-8233

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