Rosalyn M. Saba
Rosalyn M. Saba, 91, of Allentown, died peacefully Dec. 29, 2017, at home among her loved ones. She was the wife of the late Edward T. Saba with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the American Lebanese daughter of the late Nebeha and David Sadd.
She was a devoted housewife throughout the years and helped her husband with his manufacturer’s sales representative business.
She had a passion for sports as an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan. At one time she was seen on live TV cheering on the visiting Cleveland Indians against the Baltimore Orioles from Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md.
She was a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Allentown, and a member of the Eastern Star organization. She had a passion for Lebanese food, especially cooking her popular grape leaves and rice dish with lamb meat, which all the grandchildren loved. She was equally passionate about her Lebanese music with her favorite singers; cousin Laurice Peters and famous entertainer Danny Thomas.
The family extends their appreciation and thanks to special caregivers at home (Ari, Naze and Jimmy) to her well-being for the past six years and also Lehigh Valley Hospice Unit and family physician Dr. John Wolf.
She is survived by sons, Gary T. (Nadia), Gregory D. (Maria), both of Allentown, daughter, Lynne M. Dean (Jeffrey), of West Chester; brother, Richard Sadd (Carole), of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, David, Meredith, Paul, Brent, Andrew, Allison and Michael; great-grandchildren, Anya and Bryce.
Contributions may be made in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1011 Catasauqua Ave., Allentown, 18102, to the Arthritis Foundation, www.arthrits.org, 400 Market St., Suite 610, Philadelphia, 19106 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.st.jude.org, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Jan. 5 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1011 Catasauqua Ave., Allentown. Call 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown.