Stanley Sabal Obituary (1955 – 2022) – Stevensville, MI
August 5, 1955 – January 18, 2022
STEVENSVILLE – Stanley Eugene Sabal, 66, of Stevensville passed away peacefully on January 18, 2022, at South Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.
A moment of sharing and remembrance of Stan will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy., Bridgman. Stan’s wishes were to be cremated. He will be interred in the columbarium at Hickory Bluff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be delivered to Twin City Players, PO Box 243. St. Joseph, MI 49085. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.
Stanley was born August 5, 1955 to Sawyer, son of the late Jozef and Kasia Sabal. Stan grew up on a small family farm in Sawyer where he developed his love of the Polish language, his heritage, and sharing audio cassettes with his family and friends of the many “radio shows” created in his chicken coop studio. He was a frequent guest from 1978 to 1988 on the Polish Hour show in South Bend. In 2006, he became the host and DJ of Musical Memories for WHRC Radio airing 5-6 every Sunday afternoon in Three Oaks for the larger SW Michigan community. Stan’s slogan “Keep your dreams alive and always keep musical memories in your heart!”
Stan graduated from River Valley High School in 1973 and soon became a fixture at Type House in Benton Harbor. There he became a master of layout, graphic design and composition. When Type House closed, he became a greeter at Stevensville Meijer stores where he stole the hearts of customers and employees. Stan and his “Polish” sister Dawn produced the store newsletter that was the envy of all Meijer Corporate stores. He loved his job, his store manager Rob Vassar and all of his colleagues. No matter where he was, Stan excelled at spreading his love of life and helping others.
The arrangements were entrusted to his friend of “almost” Eric Frick.
Survivors include his brother: H. Cheslow Sabal.
Published by Harbor Country News on January 22, 2022.