Roberto Sabater, 51, a resident of 2033 Massimo Drive, Creedmoor, NC passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012 at his home.

A native of Ponce, Puerto Rica, the son of the late Roberto Sabater, a nurse at the Veterans Hospital in Durham and a medic with the 320th Medical Unit.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Pastor Hector Velez.  Burial will be in South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem, North Carolina.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Sonia Sabater of the home, 3 daughters, Justmery Sabater-Hart of the home, Joanne “Tita” Bacot of Hampton, Virginia, Sonia Michelle Sabater of the  home, a brother, Ricardo Sabater of Puerto Rica and a grandson, Nicolas Hart.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 16, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor assisting the Sabater family.

Posted by Rosairis Figueroa on January 12, 2020
You will always be in my heart. Miss you still. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday
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I know you're in heaven dancing with the
Posted by Rosairis Figueroa on January 12, 2017
Still think about you.....Miss you...My brother from another mother
Posted by David Huskie on January 12, 2017
Every time I view an American Flag and reflect back on the great individuals I had the honor to work and serve with, Roberto comes to mind. His dedication and friendship will always bring a smile to my old Army face and the words "Mission Accomplished Sir' echoes in my mind. Rest in Peace my friend and see you again some day. Cpt. David Huskie USAR Retired
Posted by Wanda I. Ginestre on January 12, 2016
Dios bendiga la familia. Nuestra esperanza de reencontrarnos en el cielo. La Paz y la bendición de Dios sigan en cada uno de ustedes. Lo recordamos con mucho amor y cariño.
Posted by Rosairis Figueroa on August 16, 2015
It has been 4 years since you left me and still I feel a void in my life. I miss you like crazy. You will always and forever be my big brother.
Posted by Rosairis Figueroa on August 14, 2014
Today I celebrate your birthday with you. Today I find myself missing a special dear friend of mines. I still remembers our talks, our laughs. In my heart you were and will always be my big brother. I miss you so much. Wish I can talk to you; so much to tell. Happy Birthday Roberto
Posted by Rosairis Figueroa on January 12, 2014
Im still im disbelief that my good friend is no longer with us. He was a very good man, nurse and a friend. Two years since you been gone and it still hurts. I know your in a better place but I cant help missing you. You were the only one who could make a terrible day, a good day. You will always be remembered and never forgotten. Miss you brother
Posted by S Renee Dennis on January 12, 2014
Forever in my thoughts! Sending love to the family today and everyday!!!
Posted by Shalimar Griffin on January 12, 2013
Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my friend and co-worker, you are truly missed and I will never forget you. I thank God for the time I had with you.
Posted by Shalimar Griffin on August 15, 2012
Roberto you are truly missed and I will never forget you and your kind and thoughtful words. I know you are in heaven making others laugh as you did us on earth.
Posted by Margie Rodriguez on August 14, 2012
¡Pronto el sonido se escuchará de la trompeta de gloria........Ese hermoso canto de promesa de una vida eterna que cantabas junto a tu papa y nuestra familia. Un canto que nos hizo reir ahora es un canto de esperanza para aquellos que esperamos al Señor. Pero tu te nos adelantastes y ya el Señor te lo a concedido. With Love Margie and Edwin.
Posted by Joann Nevarez on March 15, 2012
Wow, I am so sorry for your loss. All the memories from the great times at the Parkway Hospital! You were a great friend and father and husband. We will always miss you.
You will be forever missed!!!
Joann, Jennifer,Adrian,and James!!!!
Posted by S Renee Dennis on February 11, 2012
SSG Sabater will forever be remembered! He brought so much joy to the 320th especially his Platoon (the 5th Platoon, "The Best of the Best")! He treated everyone with respect, even when they were on deserving. He treated us like family, which says a lot because I know how much he loved his familia! Gone too soon but forever in my thoughts! SPC Dennis
Posted by Beatriz Chamorro on January 22, 2012
Mientras hallan recuerdos hay vida,y tu viviras en la vida de cada persona q te conocio, tu simpatia, tu alegria tu jocosidad,seran parte de tu vida en nuestra corazones...te amamos siempre te recordaremos y se que nos volveremos a encontrar.
Familia:Chamorro Padilla
Posted by Wanda I. Ginestre on January 20, 2012
Robertito mi primo. Fuiste tan especial que quizas nunca te diste cuenta que te amaran tanto. Naciste para tres cosas. Amar (a todos), Servir ( a todos) y sacarle una sonrisa al mas angustiado. Lo mas importante, amaste a Dios y a tu familia. Fortaleza para Sonia e hijas, a mi primo Ricardo y mi tia Tinin y demas familia. Les amo..
Posted by Demetris McLeod on January 19, 2012
I offer my deepest sympathy to Roberto's family and all that he touched. His spirit and kindess will definitely be missed. We will use the thoughts of his good spirit to bring us together and serve the veterans as one! You are in our thoughts!!!
Posted by Ana Hernandez Souffront on January 19, 2012
Es bien dificil tener la perdida d un familiar y no poder estar alli, pero mi satisfacion fue el que Dios me pudiera dar la oportunidad de escuchar su voz y reir con sus ocurrencias el dia 4 de enero. Primo hoy estas al ladito d papa Dios junto a tio Robert y mi mamita Iris Dios t bendiga. Sonia a mis primas a Titi tinin y a Rico mi mas sentido pesame y q Dios le de mucha fortaleza. Lqm
Posted by Ana Hernandez Souffront on January 19, 2012
Q descances en Paz Primo. Dios t bendiga T quiero mucho
Posted by Claribel Colon on January 19, 2012
Cuando un gran ser humano se nos va de nuestro lado, es difícil no extrañarlo, aunque estabas lejos, sabíamos que estabas ahí. Hoy hemos sentido tu partida como nunca,pero confiamos que algún día volveremos ha encontrarnos. Deseo a tus hijas y esposa que la paz de Dios llene sus vidas y en mis oraciones siempre estarán. Tinín y Rico mis bendiciones para ustedes y que Dios les traiga su paz
Posted by Margie Rodriguez on January 19, 2012
Cuando pienso en ti Robert, me traslado a días de inocencia, aventuras, travesuras, risas, rio,caminatas por el campo,dulces, himnos, amigos, amor a la familia. Y sobre todo el amor a Dios.Como olvidar tan lindos recuerdos. Los llevo en mi corazon. Sabes, eras facil de querer. No se si eras mi hermanito o mi primo. Te vamos a extrañar. Love Margie and Edwin, Monica y Gustavo.
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Posted by MARC MENDEZ on January 19, 2012
Roberto I will forever keep you in my heart. You were more than my best friend you were my brother. It pains me that I wont be able to see you in this life again but I have faith that you're with God. I hope to see you again when is my time to be with God. I will never forget the friendship we had. I love you.
Posted by Gloria Trujillo on January 18, 2012
Roberto, Loving memories live on forever.and to his family-Even in your sadness,I hope you remain to hold on to the thought that a life lived with such Love and Happiness never ends,but goes on forever in the hearts of those who remember and loved him. I will truly miss you as a wonderful co worker but God had other plans for you..Farewell and Blessings to a wonderful man..
Posted by Melissa Davis on January 18, 2012
"Our deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Roberto. We will miss his smiling face and the joy he brought to the unit. His spirit will always be here with us at the VA. I'm really going to miss him. He touched a lot of lives in this world and it was an honor to have the chance to say that he was my friend.
Love Always, Melissa & Maxie Davis & family
Posted by LaShonda Butler on January 18, 2012
I just want to say that he was an Angel among us. He was a great man with an excellent attitude and wonderful integrity! He was a friend to those that needed one and a friend to those that needed a smile. I will miss his smile. I know it is confusing how a person can be here and gone tomorrow but God has a plan… And his ways are not like ours but Gods love is Everlasting….
Family be encouraged
Posted by Delmy Mendez on January 18, 2012
"Roberto was a wonderful soul on this earth.I thank God for being given the opportunity to share a small part of his life.He was truly a blessing to me and those who lives. I know he touched.My deepest sympathy and prayers goes out to family and friends. Te extranare por sienpre MI AMIGO.With the smiling!!!!!!
Posted by Polly Allen on January 18, 2012
To the Sabater family,I am so sorry for your lost. Roberta will be truly missed by all of us. from the first day I meet Roberto we instantly became friends. Know matter how my day was going when Roberto came down to pick up belonging for the patients he would always leave me with a smile. His funny jokes and jesters was like no other.
Posted by India Espada on January 18, 2012
"Roberto was a positive spirit to all that were in his presence". He will truly be missed. A smile and laughter like yours can never be replaced. To the family, my sympathy and I will continue to keep you in my prayers. India Espada
Posted by Kelvin Rosser on January 18, 2012
God has picked Roberto to join his garden. He needed someone with your smile and charm. You will be missed here, but we all know we are not here to stay. So I enjoyed the time I spent with you at work always keeping me laughing. Do the same there my friend. Keep them laughing until I see you again.
Kelvin Rosser
Posted by Queenetta Strickland on January 18, 2012
Roberto touched our hearts and our lives. He was definitely a breath of fresh air. His smile and personality was one of a kind. I am thankful that I was able to get to know him and spend time working with him. He is truly missed. My prayers are with the family. Roberto you are truly missed.
Posted by Ellecia Thompson on January 17, 2012
"Father we entrust our brother to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace for ever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever."

Roberto truly exhibited the essence of what it means to Love all Men as the Bible in
Posted by Booker Howze on January 17, 2012
We extend our thoughts and prayers to the entire Sabater family. Our hearts are a little heavier today because our neighbor is not here with us. We pray that God will send his spirit of comfort to you during this difficult time. Roberto will always be in our thoughts.
Booker & Hope Howze
Posted by Ann King on January 17, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the family. Your loss is great and I pray for comfort in your time of sorrow. I only knew SSG Sabater a few months, but he made me feel welcome and was so positive and happy all the time. He will be missed and made a difference in our world. CPT Ann King, USAR
Posted by Linda Peterson on January 17, 2012
No words can describe our loss at not seeing that smiling face. or feeling the warmth from the words he so kindly sent our way. He could brighten any day, lighten any heart. To your family, I am so sorry for your loss because we loved him too, we feel just a small part of your pain. Know that he continues his work with that smile.
Posted by David Huskie on January 17, 2012
To Sonia and the girls, my deepest heart filled condolences, To Ricardo, your brother was an inspirational man, to family and friends his memory can still light up a room and to his grandson Nicolas, your grandfather was a caring dedicated individual, a leader amoung troops, never failed at a mission and a good friend. He will watch over you.   Cpt Dave Huskie USAR Retired
Posted by Quanya Williams on January 16, 2012
There is no words that could describe the Love and Fun times we shared I am still in disbelief. God knows what he is doing!!! May your soul R.I.P. MUAH ,MUAH ,MUAH  :~(
                             Love always,"Q"
Posted by Shalimar Griffin on January 16, 2012
Roberto you are truly going to be missed. I am so glad that I was Blessed to have had you in my life for the time God allowed. I know you are up in heaven looking down at your family and smiling you should be proud of the job you did loving your wife unconditionally and the rearing of your girls. My prayers and deepest sympathy to the family. Roberto is gone but will never be forgotten. SG
Posted by Bridget Moore on January 16, 2012
My deepest condolences goes out to you and your family in time of sorrow. Mr. Roberto was a very happy man every time I seen him he had a big smile on his face it wasn't a time when we cross path that I didn't see that beautiful smile I am going to miss him and that smile. Mr.Roberto r.i.p. and to the sabater family keep your head up and keep smiling that's what he would've of wanted.
Posted by Lori Balletta on January 16, 2012
I was blessed the day I met Roberto. He had a warm, happy, loving, nurturing spirit! He always lifted my spirits when I was feeling down. I will miss his unexpected song and dance! He was extremely sensitive and compasionate to all around him and always made me laugh!
God Bless his family, this must be extremely difficult for all.
Posted by Vicke Boak on January 16, 2012
Roberto had a heart of gold and a smile that brightened even a cloudy day. His love for his family and friends ran deep. As a nurse, he shared his warmth with his coworkers and patients everyday. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Posted by Shannon Young on January 16, 2012
Roberto my friend. I am truly blessed to have known you. I am going to miss your smile, laugh and personality. The stories you have shared with me & staff, are treasures. Treasures we will never forget. To your family my thought and prayers are with you. I want to thank you for sharing such a wonderful person with us. He is dearly missed.
Posted by Wanda Trujillo on January 15, 2012
Roberto: You taught us the real meaning of laughter and the importance of living a happy life. Thank You for letting my family be a part of yours. You will be greatly missed by your family, friends, co-workers and specially by your patients. I Thank God for the oportunity of working with you. Love You!!!!!!!!!.
Wanda Trujillo
Posted by Anita Shakir on January 15, 2012
Roberto was a wonderful soul on this earth. I thank God for being given the opportunity to share a small part of his life. He was truly a blessing to me and those whose lives I know he touched. My deepest sympathy goes out to family and friends. We may have lost you, but God gained an angel. I miss you my friend.
Posted by J Burgess on January 15, 2012
For his family, my prayers are with you and may God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.SSG. Sabater's laughter and zest for life will always be remembered....
Posted by Rosairis Figueroa on January 15, 2012
Roberto was a very good friend to me and an excellent nurse. He always made his presence known when he walked in a room. He always knew how to make you laugh and he will truly be missed. Roberto you were like a brother to me. I am grateful to have known you and I will cherish the time I got to work with you. To the family, my condolescences go out to you.     Rosa Figueroa
Posted by Kerri Wilhoite on January 14, 2012
Our deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Roberto. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Jake & Kerri Wilhoite

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