Anthony J. Sabatello

May 29, 1921 - April 7, 2018
Anthony J. Sabatello

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Anthony John Sabatello “AJ”, 96, of Rotterdam Junction, passed away on April 7, 2018.

Anthony served in the Navy during World War II from June of 1940 to June of 1944 when he was then honorable discharged. During his service he received the Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, and Asiatic Pacific Medal. After serving in the war he went on to become a Lathe Operator, working for General Electric for 42 years. Anthony was a member of St. Joseph Church in Scotia, New York, where he was a member for 75 years.

Anthony had many hobbies that included, Bowling, Golfing, horseshoes, poker and camping in the Adirondack Mountains. Anthony’s proudest accomplishment was being the owner and manager of Tony’s Delicatessen, in Scotia, New York.

Anthony is preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life; Carmen Sabatello, Frank Sabatello, Michael Sabatello, Rose Knapp, Daniel Sabatello, and Mary Sabatello. He is survived by his daughters, Roberta (Frank A.) Parillo and Jan (Scott L.) Rutland; grandchildren, Todd Parillo, Frank (Lisa) Parillo, Shannon Ritter(Chuck), Corey (Ryan) Needham, Justin Rutland; great-grandchildren, Chloe, John and Baylor Ritter,Bryce, Nolan, Maddison & Sawyer Needham and Emily, Frank and Josie Parillo; and his dear friend from Colonial Inn Dot Davis.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Anthony’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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  • April 14, 2018
    Frances, Carter, Scott and Raleigh henley says:
    I feel blessed to have known AJ through his friendship with my Mother, Dorothy Davis.a loyal fr and all around great person that will leave a lasting memory .

  • April 15, 2018
    Marilyn witherell says:
    I'm very sad to hear of Tony"s passing. He was a great man but the love of his live was Gladys, his second wife along with his daughters and step family, Cyndi and Jim Jensen, Paul and Heidi Strack and Evon and Husband, and all his step grand children. Tony had a very big heart and loved them all and they should not have been over looked.

  • April 16, 2018
    Heidi Strack says:
    Tony was an honorable man and will especially be missed by his grand children Laura and Aaron "AJ" Strack very much.

  • April 16, 2018
    Ellen Duckworth says:
    I was so saddened to hear this news. He was a friend who reminded me of my father and our trip to DC on the Honor Flight will always be one of my treasured memories.

  • September 04, 2018
    Bob Fluty says:
    Rest in Peace AJ,we had fun at 5s storage,Rotterdam Junction,N.Y. with our buddies,honored to have you for a friend. Bob Fluty