10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Sabin Landaluce, Jr. March 23, 1949 - March 24, 2021

Sabin Landaluce, Jr.

Sabin Landaluce, Jr. passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on March 24, 2021.

Sabin is preceded in death by his grandparents, father (Sabin Landaluce Sr.), mother (Milagros Landaluce) and loyal dog, Greko.

Sabin was an energetic spring baby born on March 23, 1949 in Mungia, Bizkaia Spain. He was the first born of three boys. Sabin immigrated to America in 1957 with his mother and younger brother (Luis), joining their father in Boise, Idaho.

Sabin attended Longfellow Elementary, North Junior High and Boise High School class of 68’. Sabin was a natural athlete, playing basketball and baseball at Boise High School. He received a baseball scholarship to Boise State College where he studied pre-engineering, and he worked as an inspector for the City’s Public Works Department.  His knack for sports invigorated him in later years when he played fast-pitch softball for Vic’s Pie Shop and the Boise Metros.

In his free time, he selflessly taught his kids and grandkids anything he could about sports, life, and the great outdoors. He took every opportunity to mentor the youth about their future goals. If you knew a thing about Sabin, you knew his kids were never limited to blood. He was everyone’s dad.

Sabin loved hunting and fishing almost as much as he loved his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman, making yearly trips to Alaska with his beloved fishing and hunting buddies. Sabin was a calm spirit who always knew how to enjoy the moment. With his boyish laugh he could permeate the room. He loved watching old Westerns and Sci-Fi B Movies. He enjoyed cooking his mother’s Basque recipes for his family and friends.

Sabin is survived by his wife Noni, his brothers Luis (Joy) and Josu (Royce); sons Mark, Tom (Lynette) and Ric; grandchildren, Josie, Luke, Toby, Collin, Jordyn, Hazel and great-granddaughter, Nora.  Sabin is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and life-long friends.

A graveside service will be held at Dry Creek Cemetery on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2:00pm.  To watch the service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/532361948

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Basque Museum, 611 W. Grove St, Boise, Idaho 83702  https://basquemuseum.eus/support/memorials/ in his name.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

A graveside service will be held at Dry Creek Cemetery on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2:00pm.  To watch the service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/532361948

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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    Tom McDonald says

    I’m so sad to learn of Sabin’s passing. My condolences to his family.

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    Mike Strasser says

    My Condolences to Sabin’s Family ….Sabin was a great Man, I had the privilege of walking with Sabin for over 35 yrs ..working ,fishing ,hunting to name a few things …. May God’s Spirit comfort your family …
    I will miss Sabin, but will be glad to see him down the road ….
    Friend for ever ……..
    Mike Strasser …………

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    Angela M Sharp says

    So very sorry to hear that Sabin has passed. May his friends and family be blessed with peace and comfort and remember all the good and fun times together.

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    Karen Yokom says

    My prayers are with family and friends. Sabin and I were co-workers at Public Works. He always had a story to share about his Mom and kids. He is at rest now. We will see him again.

    Karen Yokom

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    Josu Landaluce says

    Soar high big brother…

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    Ann Lind says

    Dear Noni and the Landaluce Family,

    I am so sorry to see that Sabin has passed away. I was thinking of you both just the other day. All the fun we had in those early days living on Owyhee St .beginning as newly weds and starting our families. Good times. Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers. Much love to you and the family, Noni.


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    Bill Eason says

    So sorry to hear of Sabin’s passing. Denise and I send our utmost condolences to the family.

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    Ivan Butterfield says

    My condolences to the family. I worked with Sabin at Boise City Public Works for many years. I always enjoyed his stories about family and his fishing trips. May you all remember to good times and enjoyment he brought to our lives. Peace be with you.

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    John Dick says

    I had the privilege to grow up with both Sabin & Luis. I was only 6 or 7 when they moved into the house a couple down from ours. They were like the brothers I never had and I remember at first, communication was a little tough as they’d just moved to Boise from Spain. A lot of translation was done because mostly only Basque was spoken at the house. Their mom and dad took me right in as we did everything together. Bike riding, camels back park, baseball, basketball, raising pigeons, going pheasant hunting with their dad and grandfather, Basque dancing and of course a few things I can’t mention.
    Noni and family, Luis & Josu and families know that I’ve been thinking of you all since hearing the sad news. May the good Lord help you all during this tough time. Your friend Jonchu (little john), the name your parents gave me all those years ago.

    John Dick

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    Karen Nill Chandler says

    I am so sorry to hear of Sabin ‘s death. I send my deepest sympathies. I went to high school with Sabin all those years ago. A soft spoken gentleman.
    My condolences.

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    Nancy Williams says

    Noni and Landaluce family,
    We are so sad to hear of Sabin’s passing through Bob Smith, (another dear friend and teammate from Vic’s Pie Shop, back in the good old days). It’s been many years since we have seen you, and we had many special times together. You have never been forgotten and always have had a special place in our hearts. Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nancy & Frank Williams

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    William Beaton says

    Dear Noni and the whole Landaluce family: I deeply saddened by Sabin’s passing but know in my heart that it was for the best, given what he was going through. I have such wonderful memories from our many years as best friends at North Jr. High and Boise HIgh School, and all the fun we had playing sports together. Sabin was like a big brother to me, since he was a couple of years older, and he taught me a lot. Most of all, he was a great friend and his family took me in and treated me as if I was their son and that was very special. I’m sorry we lost touch after I went away to college and never really reconnected again until our 50th class reunion in 2018 and I’m so glad we did…it was really wonderful to catch up and share our life stories, along with Demetrios Kinnas and Tom Wennstrom, our closest high school buds. I send you all my deepest condolences and love and hope that your wonderful memories of Sabin will help to sustain you through this period of grief. He was a great human being and we will all miss him. May God bless his soul and all of you!!!

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    Catherine Chertudi says

    I am so sorry. I worked with Sabin at Boise Public Works and loved his smile and care for all of his co-workers. He will be missed.

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      Dennis Glynn says

      Cindy and I will miss Sabin forever….one thing is for certain, every Deer, Elk and Fish in Idaho and Alaska is breathing a whole lot easier….RIP our brother.

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    Jim Pardy says

    I had the pleasure and honor of working with Sabin at the City. Sabin was always kind and patience with me and taught me so much about engineering, construction and a few life lessons along the way. Godspeed Sabin.

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