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Shirley Mae Sabo

Sabo – Shirley Mae, 89, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on August 21, 2020 at Conemaugh Medical Center. Born on February 7, 1931 in Johnstown, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (Tirpak) Kovach. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene “Mike” Sabo; daughter, Eugenia M. Sabo, great grandsons, Judah and Baylor, and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her loving sons, W. Kevin (Jennifer), Richland and Kenneth M. (Julie), Boswell; grandchildren, Melinda (Shane) Coughlin, Jacqueline Moss, Alyssabeth Sabo, Michael Sabo, Lauren Sabo, and Cameron Sabo; great grandchildren, Landon, Samuel, Hope, Grace, Mae, Elliana, and Jack; several nieces and nephews, including special niece and best friend, Gloria Jean Harrison, and brother-in-law, William D. (JoAnn) Sabo. Shirley was a majorette and graduate of Ferndale Area High School. She worked at Troy Laundry and Mercy Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide for many years. Shirley was voted Mrs. Johnstown in the 1960’s, she was extremely proud of her Hungarian heritage and as a native Johnstowner she loved the area for its ethnic diversity. Shirley was a long-term member and advocate of the former Hungarian Reformed Church, Cambria City. She loved her country and her president. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and proud grandmother. She left a broken body and lept into the arms of Jesus. While we will be sad for ourselves, we must rejoice for Shirley, for her pain is over and she entered into true eternity of happiness. She will be missed. At Shirley’s request, there will be no public viewing or service. Private entombment will be at Grandview Mausoleum. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Shirl was a good lady and we have many special memories of good times shared over the years with her and my mom, at family gatherings. May she rest in peace as she reunites with loved ones in heaven. Our deepest condolences to Kevin, Ken and their families. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers, during this difficult time.

Tom Harrison Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM

Shirley was one of the sweetest ladies I knew . I was her home health aide. Every week when I would go to her house she would talk about her younger years . I'm sure going to miss her may she rest in peace. Fly high Shirley you earned it. Till we meet again . Love Rosie Posie that's what she always called me

Rose Speicher Aug 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Sabo

Harry and Rhonda Aug 22 2020 12:00 AM

Shirley was one of the sweetest Angels on earth! May she find paradise and be with her loved ones. She attended the same church as my parents and grandparents. All proud Hungarians! God Bless her family with loving memories that will bring them peace & comfort. Alexis Yuhas Kozak

Alexis Yuhas Kozak Aug 22 2020 12:00 AM