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George Sabourin

George Arthur Sabourin

Monday, April 27th, 1936 - Monday, August 17th, 2020
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George Arthur Sabourin, 84, passed away on August 17, 2020.

George was born on April 27, 1936 in Detroit, MI . He graduated from St. Leo’s High School. George worked as a Transportation Manager for BASF Corporation. He was an Army Veteran. In June of 1972, George and his family moved to Ogdensburg from Dearborn Hgts, MI. In June of 1973 George joined the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad. He held every elected office of the Ogdensburg First Aid Squad. George has 30 plus years teaching first aid in Sussex County and at Bergen County EMS Training Center. A 25 year member of the NJ First Aid Council George held the position of Chairman of the 12th District for many years. George ran the CPR Training Program at Newton Hospital where he was very instrumental in the A.E.D. Program. He also had many other teaching credentials. He received the honor of First Aider of the year from the Sparta Knights of Columbus. He is an honorary member of the Ogdensburg Fire Department. George had the honor of being Santa Claus for the Borough of Ogdensburg and the Ogdensburg Fire Department for many years. George was crowned Ogdensburg Day king on September 7, 2019.

George is preceded in death by his Mother, Ellen (O’Connor) Sabourin, Father, George Sabourin and brother, Francis Sabourin.

George is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Patricia (Geraghty) Sabourin.
Children- Marie (Jeff) Jozowski, Robin (Glenn) Gruen, Patricia (Ron) Casteel, Gail (Dave) Simerson, Scott (DD) Sabourin and Shana (Kris) Gordon.
Grandchildren- Jennifer (Jason) Beshada, Daniel (Kate) Gruen, Kimberly Gruen, Robert (Meghan) Casteel, David Simerson, Jeffrey Jozowski, Nicole Simerson and Maya Gordon.
Great Grandchildren- Desiree Beshada, Bria Beshada, Callie Beshada, Derek Gruen and Colin Casteel.
Sisters - Sr. Patricia Ann Sabourin , Theresa (Ray) Wenson and Patricia Cline Sabourin.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 3:00 – 9:00 PM at Ramsey’s Funeral Home, Main St, Franklin, NJ. For directions and condolences see Due to executive orders by government masks must be worn at all times in funeral home and limit of 50 people at one time is allowed in the funeral home. Services will be private at St. Thomas Aquin Church in Ogdensburg, NJ. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in George’s name to either Liam’s Lighthouse Foundation or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Charitable Foundation 99 Sparta Ave. Newton NJ 07860
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
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  • Service

    St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church
    53 Kennedy Ave.
    OGDENSBURG, NJ 07439
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    Services will be private.
    Rev. John Pilipie


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Lauri Carroll

Posted at 12:07pm
In remembrance of Uncle George a wonderful spirit. Miss you everyday. Love ,Lauri and Perry Carroll.
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diane Ljungquist

Posted at 08:52am
Our neighbor for many years! So very sorry to hear of his passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family! He truly was “Mr. Ogdensburg” and will be missed by all!

Janice Sund

Posted at 03:03pm
Pat and family,
Steve and I were saddened to hear about George's passing. During the 30 years we lived in the 'Burg, we always remember him as being a kind and compassionate resident that always had a smile on his face. He was truly the "King of Ogdensburg".
Janice and Steve Sund

Marge Sellen

Posted at 09:03am
I will always remember George for his great heart and his understanding of the EMS world. He will be missed by many for all he did to make EMS better. His mentoring of people and his love for some many. Rest in Pease George you have a special place in my memory bank Marge Sellen

Nancy Barberi

Posted at 07:46pm
One of the best EMT instructors around! He made me laugh and he made me cry. It was with great honor that I got to transport him on his journey to Karen Anne Quinlin in Fredon. He will be greatly missed by many. May he Rest in Peace

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