District 5240 mourns the passing of Donald Joseph Sabol, a charter member of the Newbury Park Rotary and a Conejo Valley Pioneer Pharmacist. Don passed away at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks on Aug. 12, 2021, from COVID-related pneumonia after battling three cancers over the past 25 years.
Don was involved in many community programs, was a founding member of Casa Pacifica, PHI DELTA CHI Pharmacy, California Pharmacy Association, recipient of several Paul Harris Awards, and a member of the Elks for 75 years.

Don was an Air Force veteran and served as Flight Engineer, A&E Mechanic, Crew Chief and Electronic Specialist in the Atomic Special Weapons Command.

After his military service, he attended Illinois University, Dekalb Teachers in Iowa and finally, Drake University where he received his pharmacy degree and served the Thousand Oaks community for the next 50 years. He will be missed.