|Arthur A. Sboro |
|December 23, 2004 |
NY -- Arthur A. Sboro, 79, of 150 Elm St., and formerly of Cape Coral,
Fla., died Thursday, December 23, 2004, at Samaritan Medical Center.
July 31, 1925, in Watertown, the son of Attilio and Marie Anzalone
Sboro, he graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in 1942.
entered the U.S. Navy Oct. 9, 1943, serving during WW II aboard Landing
Ship Tank 682, participating in the invasions of Normandy and Okinawa.
He married Johanna Rose Cavallario in June 1947 at St. Anthony’s Church.
his discharge from active service May, 11, 1946, Mr. Sboro returned to
Watertown and joined the family business, The Stone Jug, founded by his
mother in 1933. Mrs. Sboro renamed the family business Art’s Jug in
honor of her son and his safe return from the war.
Mr. Sboro and
his wife Johanna owned and operated Art’s Jug restaurant from 1948 until
1988, when they retired and moved to Cape Coral, Florida. His sons,
daughter, and grandchildren continue the family restaurant tradition
with Art’s Jug, and Sboro’s Restaurant, Watertown, Attilio’s, Clayton,
The Stone Jug, Sackets Harbor, and Foxy’s Restaurant, Fishers Landing.
besides his wife are a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia M. and Bruce
Beattie, Clayton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur V. and Heather,
Watertown and Steven and Liz, North Carolina; eleven grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Josephine Masiello, Watertown, and
Marie LoVerde, Cape Coral, Fla. Several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Ellen G. Sboro, who died Feb. 5, 2000.
Sboro was a member of St. Anthony’s Church Watertown and St. Andrew’s
Church in Cape Coral, FL. A life member of the Watertown Elks, the
Italian American Civic Association, and the Watertown American Legion
Post 61. He was an avid golfer and a member of Watertown Golf Club and
Cape Coral Country Club.
He was a huge Yankee fan and enjoyed visiting the family restaurants.
prayer service will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 27 at Reed & Benoit
Funeral Home, followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s
Church with Rev. Donald Robinson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in
Glenwood Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December
26 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St.