Frank G. Sabin, 88, of Harrisville, passed away peacefully at Orchard Manor on March 18, 2023, after being a patient there for one week.
Frank was born April 2, 1934 in Harrisville and was the son of the late Morris and Stella Olesky Sabin Como. He was a proud graduate of Harrisville High School. Frank married his wife Norma McCandless on January 16, 1954, together the couple had 4 children.
Frank served in the Army Reserves, Butler, PA and then followed that with 28 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He belonged to Battery A 1/229th Field Artillery. located in Grove City where he served as 1St SGT.
Frank owned his own construction business, Frank Sabin Contracting, and completed hundreds of Aluminum/vinyl siding, roofing and window replacement jobs throughout the region. He was happiest when working with his hands. Having been born and raised in Harrisville, Frank always was proud to be from this small town. He was elected to serve on the Boro's town council and served over forty years. Many of those years, he served as Boro council president. He cared deeply for his community.
Frank was a die hard Steeler fan. For over twenty year, Frank's son-in-law Steve, would pick him up at 6:00 am every Sunday when the Steelers were playing at home for a morning of tailgating followed by four quarters of Terrible Towel waving in the stadium. Win or lose, there were always good stories to share.
Another passion of Frank's was golf. He was a member of the Tri-County Thursday Night League held at Pine Grove Golf Course. Many friendships were forged over two irons, bogeys, a few shanks, but mostly over a cold brew.
Frank belonged to the American Legion Post 852. He was member of the VFW 519 and also the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1895. Frank never met a keyboard that he didn’t like. No matter where he was, if there was a piano in sight, he would soon be sitting in front of it, playing and singing away. Friends and even strangers called him the “Piano Man”. He would sit and play for hours. He was blessed with a natural ear for music and required no sheet music to play any song. His ability was not limited to the piano; accordion , guitar, violin, he could play them all.
His biggest joy in life was his children and grandchildren. He loved attending all of their sporting events and hearing about their achievements. He took great satisfaction that everyone received a college degree and have successful careers in their chosen fields.
Loved ones to cherish Frank’s memory are his children Sam Sabin and his wife Yvette of Boyers, Stephanie Campbell and her husband Steven of Grove City and Stan Sabin of Harrisville. Frank’s grandchildren Erin Sabin of Delray Florida, Chad Campbell and his wife Erin of Milroy PA, Christa Frankenburg and her husband Zack of Grove City, Caitlin Campbell of Phoenixville Pa and one great granddaughter Nora Mae Campbell. Frank’s half-brother Mike Como of New Bedford PA also survives.
Frank was welcomed into heaven by his parents, wife Norma, his son Frank G. Sabin II, his sister Pauline Montgomery, and his half-brothers Jake Sabin and Harold “Hershey” Sabin.
Family will celebrate Frank’s life on April 2, 2023 at the Jamison McKinley Funeral Home, 117 North Main Street, Harrisville from noon till 2:00 p.m. The Harrisville American Legion will be providing g military honors at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. After the Legions service the family invites everyone to the Harrisville Legion for a time of fellowship and a lite meal.
Friends can also email condolences by visiting www.jamisonfuneralhome.com The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial donations in Frank’s honor be sent to Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department.
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