James Sabo, 70, formerly of Sandusky and residing in Davie, Fla., died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at his residence.
James was born July 21, 1936, in Sandusky. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1953. He was a well-known night club manager in the Sandusky area, most notably the Vogue Lounge on Cleveland Road, in the sixties and seventies. He was the consummate host, making sure all enjoyed themselves.
James served in the U.S. Navy stationed at Great Lakes, Illinois, from 1954-57. He moved to Florida in 1986 and enjoyed time at the racetrack and spending time with friends, especially those who visited from the Sandusky area, and rooting for his beloved Detroit Tigers. He was employed by Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., in his last years. He will be remembered fondly by those who knew him because of his zest for life, his ability to engage anyone in conversation and his sense of humor. James took pleasure from the theater, appearing in local productions such as "Stalag 17" and being in the spotlight while singing "Mack the Knife" or a favorite Sinatra tune.
He is survived by his wife, Sally A. (Yoakam), whom he married March 18, 1987; two daughters, Lisa Butler of Huron, Lorraine (Dave) Haerr of Sandusky; one son, James (Lisa) Sabo of Sandusky; sister ,Nadine Hurst of Phoenix, Ariz.; three stepchildren, Dawn Scully, James Yoakam and Angela Yoakam; seven grandchildren, Julia and Justine Butler of Huron, Lauren, Michael (Tascha) and Meredith Lochotzki, Carly and Natalie Sabo, all of Sandusky; five stepgrandchildren; and great-grandchild, Michael Lochtozki.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen (Krzyzostan) Sabo; a brother, John; and sister, Sally Maloney.
Fred Hunter Memorial Services in Davie is handling arrangements and cremation.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Angels Church. His many friends are invited following the services to a gathering at the Med's 800 Club for remembering Jim "As Time Goes By."