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Arthur A. Sboro
December 23, 2004  

WATERTOWN, NY --  Arthur A. Sboro, 79, of 150 Elm St., and formerly of Cape Coral, Fla., died Thursday, December 23, 2004, at Samaritan Medical Center.

Born July 31, 1925, in Watertown, the son of Attilio and Marie Anzalone Sboro, he graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in 1942.

He 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.

After 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.

Surviving 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.

Mr. 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.

A 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. Anthony’s Church.