Michael S. Saboe, Sr.
United States of America
1924 - 1998
Michael S. Saboe, Sr. was an aerospace leader and 40-year member of AHS International. During his career he had research and development efforts at Avco Lycoming and played a vital role in the development of gas turbine engines for aerospace applications.
Born in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, in 1924, he worked in his father's grocery store during the Depression. Later he joined the US Navy and participated in the first waves of the D-Day Normandy Invasion. After the war, he studied engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and attended Princeton University. He graduated from Villanova in 1949 and did postgraduate work at Cornell before pursuing a successful career as an aerospace engineer at Avco Lycoming. He retired in 1981 as senior vice president but remained active as an international engineering consultant. In his community, he was an active artist whose work appeared frequently in regional and local art shows. He was a member and Enthusiastic Minister of St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Trumbull, Connecticut. Mr. Saboe died of a heart attack on October 20, 1998. He was 74.
AHS Update: Vertiflite Spring 1999