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Gitta B. Sabey, age 94, formerly of Wilson, died Friday, June 16, 2017 in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston, after a lengthy illness. Gitta was born May 18, 1923 in Dietersdorf, Germany, the daughter of the late Georg and Kunigunda (Liedel) Kohlbauer.
She met her husband, Carl L. Sabey, during WW II and moved to the United States after the war. Carl and Gitta were married on May 9, 1948 and she became a US citizen on December 15, 1954. She had lived in Wilson for over 65 years. Carl predeceased her in December of 2007. Gitta had worked many jobs from farms, the Wilson Canning Co., at the Wilson Schools, and finally as a clerk at the former Hanson's Fish Market in Lewiston.
She is survived by two sons, Arthur G. (Rosemarie) Sabey of Ransomville and Richard (Sue) Sabey of Wilson; a brother, Richard Kohlbauer; and a sister, Gertrude Stollar; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Carl L. (Marcia) Sabey; a daughter, Veronica McNeal; and a sister, Hannah Trubel.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Thursday, June 22, from 4-7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. of WNY, 2805 Wherle Dr. Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on June 19, 2017
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