We lost a true gentleman, the kind you rarely see anymore, caring, considerate and kind to all.
Joel Sable, husband of Kyle Annulli-Sable of Manchester, formerly of West Hartford, died June 10, 2023.
Joel is also survived by his loving and devoted daughters of whom he was so proud. Jennifer Kabakoff, a teacher in West Hartford and her husband, Randy, of West Hartford and Amy Churchill, a doctor in Acton, MA and her husband, Jon. He is also survived by his grandchildren Eli, Lucy and Leo Kabakoff and Charlotte and Reed Churchill. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Adam and Shelby Annulli of Glastonbury and their children, Allison Annulli of Manchester, and Lon and Susan Annulli of Manchester and his Steinberg nieces and nephews.
Joel was blessed with many friends, including a very special awe-inspiring 70 year friendship with Stuey Roth, with whom he ardently rejoiced (or lamented) every UCONN basketball game. They were longtime season ticket holders, attending many national championship games, including the Final Fours. He was also a Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics fan.
He was a 1963 graduate of Conard High School, a 1967 graduate of UCONN and member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity, and a 1970 graduate of UCONN Law School. He also served six years in the Reserves.
He and partner, Michael Berman, established the Berman and Sable Law Firm in Hartford. He completed his distinguished 50 year law career with Rogin Nassau. A highlight of his career was being admitted to argue cases before the 2nd Court of Appeals.
He and Kyle happily loved life together for 33 years traveling around the world to destinations as varied as Antarctica, African Safari, Europe, the Baltic Nations, the Orient-Express, Egypt, the Caribbean and beloved Nantucket. They also “collected” baseball parks around the country when the Red Sox were playing there. Kyle always described Joel as the “best husband ever” (he was also described this way by her jealous friends).
Joel was the light of our lives. He was easy, fun, gracious, endlessly funny, adventurous, curious, a student of current affairs, and always a consummate professional. He had a deep love of family and friends who are thankful for the memories with Joel as a source of light, love and laughter. He was unimaginably smart and funny. He would immediately make you laugh. We will miss absolutely everything about him. We are all better for having known him.
A memorial service will be held at Beth El Temple at 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford on June 14th at 1:00 pm. Burial and reception following.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a contribution to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Joel’s memory, http://giving.mskcc.org