I’m afraid the string section has suffered another loss. Barb Sabett’s (cello) husband, Dave, was recently placed in hospice. On November 19th, Dave lost his fight with prostate cancer. Although an official obituary won’t be online at the funeral home until Wednesday, I wanted to make sure people knew that calling hours will be 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Friday Dec. 3rd at Hilliard-Rospert funeral home in Wadsworth. The actual funeral will be Saturday December 4th at 11am. For those that want to send condolences, Barb’s address is: 461 Mcentee Dr., Wadsworth, OH 44281.
Below is Dave’s official obituary:
David A. Sabett, 74, of Wadsworth passed away Friday, November 19, 2021. He was born April 23, 1947 in Akron, OH to the late Elizabeth and Alphonso J. Sabett.
Dave was a dedicated and loving family man. He was a 1965 graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School and attended the University of Akron. An avid golfer, he was a member of Hoban’s golf team and played every Sunday with his dad, Al, and their traveling group. In retirement he especially enjoyed his morning men’s league at Spring Hills G.C. and couples golf with friends. He was a sports car enthusiast, having owned a Jaguar XKE, MGBs and a Datson 280Z. His last sports car was a bright yellow Ford Mustang convertible, his favorite color.
Dave’s work began in the travel industry, as he was a great support to his father’s business, Mayflower Travel. Mayflower also sold tickets to various entertainment venues, which led to his employment at admissions offices including Blossom Music Center, Akron Civic Theater and Northfield Race Track. He eventually found his calling in outside sales and account management, retiring in 2012.
Dave is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara (nee Thomas); daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Lynn and David Todd Kollert, Wadsworth, OH; granddaughter, Pvt. Kelsi Lynn Kollert, USMC, Camp Geiger, N.C.; sisters, Laura (Al) Jenkins, Orangevale, CA, Janice (Tony) Parent, Starksboro, VT; and brother, James (Monique) Sabett, Tucson, AZ; and Barbara’s siblings, Lawrence (Katie) Thomas, Norton, OH, Donna Mullins, Tallmadge, OH, Janet (David) Sattler, Akron, OH and Beth, (Thomas) McAlonan, Uniontown, OH. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Rick Mullins; nephew-in-law, Don VanBuskirk; and dear grandson and best buddy, Joshua Lyons, who honored him with a folder of his poems, “…dedicated to my grandfather who is always willing to help”.
The family honors and thanks Drs. Teresa Goebel, Oscar Streeter, and Pramila Parajuli and Summa Homecare and Barberton Hospital hospice nurses for their exceptional care of David.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. December 3, 2021 at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth, where a memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 with Pastor Adam Marquette officiating. Facial coverings will be required at all services.