Frederick ‘Rick’ Sabin III, 73


Frederick “Rick” Sabin III, 73, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 1944, son of the late Frederick Sabin II and Charlotte (Koughan) Sabin.

Sabin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He graduated summa cum laude from Drexel University in Philadelphia, with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, while raising his family.

Sabin retired in 2000 from work for Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceutical Company in Upper Merion, Pa., as their financial manager, with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association for 35 years. After retiring and moving to Ocean View in 2000, he enjoyed boating and taking long walks with his wife, Chris. Sabin also enjoyed going out to dinner and completing crossword puzzles.

In addition to his parents, Sabin was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Sabin. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Christina F. “Chris” (Doyle) Sabin; six children, Jennifer Doyle of Harleysville, Pa., Christine Shawver and her husband, Ronald, of Havertown, Pa., Carolyn Menuchi and her husband, Richard, of Hingham, Mass, Michael Sabin and his wife, Christina, of Coatesville, Pa., David Sabin and his wife, Danielle, of Limerick, Pa., and Richard Sabin and his wife, Lisa, of Ocean View; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Martin Sabin and his wife, Deborah, of Havertown, Pa.

A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Aug. 23, 2018, at St. Ann Catholic Church, Bethany Beach, Del. Interment will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Conshohocken, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, by visiting “Frederick Sabin Tribute ALZ” at http://bit.do/rsabin. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.