Dennis J. Sabol, age 70, of Barnesville, passed away Wednesday at his home with his family by his side. Born in Coaldale he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Sotak) Sabol. Dennis was a 1969 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and attended the Breeden School of Welding in Allentown. Dennis was a United States Army veteran having served in Germany during the Vietnam era and also served with the Army reserves. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. On returning home from the service he worked for Clark Equipment Company and then went on to work as a welder and also in other capacities for Reading Anthracite Company for 30 years. He also had been employed by Penn Dot and last worked for and retired from Fort Indiantown Gap. He was a member of the East End Fire Company in Tamaqua, American Legion Post 74 and BPOE 695 both in Mahanoy City. He enjoyed playing baseball and basketball during his high school years and darts and golf in recent years. You would also find him enjoying Saturday nights out dancing with his wife and friends or at home listening to music.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years the former Bernadine "Bernie" (Belfiore) Sabol, a daughter Sonya Johnson and her companion Randall D. Ward and his sons Ben and Garrett Ward, and two grandchildren Paige and Tiberius Johnson. More than anything Dennis loved his family and adored his grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Tuesday morning at 11:30 AM from David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City. The Rev. Fred T. Crawford will officiate. Interment services with military honors will follow at 2 PM at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning beginning at 10 AM. Contributions in his name to the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.
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