“Dean of all Deans”Dean Edward Saba, age 70 of Fridley, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior, after a courageous battle with scleroderma.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife Lynne, he will be deeply missed by his loving children, Traci (Jim) Kubisiak, Kevin (Jessica), and Brian; grandchildren, Hazel, Evelyn, Emily and Lauren; siblings, Ron (Pat), Gary, Cory (Teri), Connie (Bruce) Husby, Cindy (Jon) Stoewer, and Ward; and many other family and friends.
Dean grew up in NE Mpls. and graduated high school in Columbia Heights. He led a faith-filled life and was very active at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He enjoyed 50s and 60s music and played in a garage band in his youth. His other hobbies included photography, camping, fishing, boating, and most of all, spending time with his family. He married Lynne Vogt in 1969, and raised three children in Fridley. He worked as an engineer at Unisys (formerly Sperry Corp), CNT, and Celestica. Dean was very active with the city of Fridley and served as President of the Fridley Lion’s Club. After losing Lynne to bone marrow cancer in 2010, Dean became involved with Be the Match (National Marrow Donor Program) and is responsible for encouraging many to join the registry. He was the “Dean of all Deans” and adored his grandgirls.
Celebration of life will be held Tuesday, March 8th at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4101 Washington St. NE, Columbia Heights with interment at Hillside Cemetery. Memorials preferred to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or Be the Match (National Marrow Donor Program).