Louis “Lou” Gregory Sabo

Godfrey | Monday, May 25 2015

Louis “Lou” Gregory Sabo, age 86, of Godfrey, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, at his home with his family by his side.He was born November 27, 1928, in East St. Louis, IL, the son of Louis J. and Elizabeth (Oros) Sabo. He married Joyce Bowman on August 1, 1953 at St. Patrick’s Church in Alton and she survives.He was a graduate of Marquette Catholic High School and Quincy University. Lou served his country in the US Navy. He was a lifetime member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post #126 in Alton, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus in Alton. Lou was very involved in youth athletics, having served as a coach, scorekeeper, and many other roles. He also enjoyed being a member of the Antique Car Club of Alton. Lou will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.In addition to his wife, Joyce; he is survived by four children and their spouses, Lynn Sabo of Alton, Gregory and Theresa Sabo of College Station, TX, Mark and Anne Sabo of Alton, and Jay and June Sabo of Foothill Ranch, CA; four grandchildren and their spouses, Meggan and Michael Schoen of Godfrey, Matthew Sabo of TX, Gwen Sabo of Alton, and Ethan Sabo of Alton; two step-grandchildren, Haili Culp of Alton, and Alicia and Jason Simmons of Mobile, AL; one great-grandchild, Sean Prather of Godfrey; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Irene Springman.Visitation will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 5:00 until a time of remembrance at 8:00 pm at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Military burial rites will be held at 7:00 pm and will be provided by the Alton VFW Post #1308.Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

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