The world of sports was saddened to heard about NFL Films president Steve Sabol’s death. He was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer last year. Mr. Sabol is survived by his beloved family that included his loving wife Penny Sabol, their son Casey, his parents Ed and Audrey as well as his sister Blair.
69-year-old Stephen Douglas Sabol mostly known as Steve Sabol was the only son of his father 96-year-old Ed Sabol who was also his partner in NFL Films. His mother is Mrs. Audrey Sabol, her sister is Blair (probably Mr. Sabol’s first film business Blair Motion Pictures in her honor).
Steve once got married to his first wife Lisa, after more than 10 years of marriage the couple divorce, she is now known as Lisa DeBella, John DeBella’s second wife after hi first wife Annette died in 1992.
Steve then got married to his second wife 53-year-old Penelope “Penny” W. Sabol Ashman, born in November 28th, 1958, before settling in Moorestown, NJ with her husband, Penny Ashman at that time lived in Montclaire, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA.
Penny Sabol graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 1980 and The School of Visual Arts in New York, in 2007 Mrs. Sabol along her friend Dani Kuehn funded their broadcast design company Felix design later Michele Valkov joined them, but before Felix design, Penny Sabol was highly involved in NFL Films.
Penny Sabol served at NFL Films as art director, in 1998 she part of the art department in the video documentary The NFL’s Greatest Games: ‘58 Championship, and in The Game Of their Lives: Pro Football’s wonder Years and Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Baltimore ravens in 2002, the following year she was the art director at The Bravest Team: The rebuilding Of the FDNY Football Club, in 2007 in the documentary Dale and in 2008 she was in the visual effects department in the documentary Song Sung Blue, also in ‘08 she was the art director in the t.v documentary Nascar: The Ride Of Our Lives.
Penny hold over 20 years experience in her field, her clients with Fenix Design includes NFL, FOX, ESPN, CBS, The History Channel, HBO, ABC, NBC, Reebok, Fedex, Lifetime. She was awarded with Addy Awards, BDA Awards, 3 Emmy Awards, Gracie Allen Award, Philadelphia ADC Awards and NY ADC Award.
Besides Mr. Basol’s Wife Penny, he is survived by his son Casey Sabol his only son with first wife Lisa, Casey studied at Berklee College of Music and is the owner of Hology Studios, besides owning the business Casey is a songwriter, singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Between 2007 and 2008 Casey was the lead singer with metal band Periphery.