Sabo, a Thousand Oaks resident, died on Nov. 28 after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.
Sabo was the longtime attorney for the Inland Valley Development Agency, which is responsible for the non-aviation development at the former base, now San Bernardino International Airport.
Among those at the noon service were Mayor Pat Morris, former Mayor Judith Valles and former city Economic Development director Emil Marzullo.
They described Sabo as a brilliant attorney, a gifted musician and a hard worker committed to high ethical standards.
"His ability to analyze and think through very difficult legal issues was his specialty," Morris said during his eulogy for Sabo. "... Tim Sabo was blessed with an open and inquiring mind. There was never a time I heard Sabo say, `That's impossible."'
Marzullo said he never heard Sabo utter a swear word in the whole time he knew him and was impressed with Sabo's tact and professionalism.
He told Sabo's widow and children that he could not promise that a statue will be built in Sabo's honor or that buildings will bear his name, though it may be well deserved.
"But know this," Marzullo said, addressing Sabo's surviving family members. "Tim Sabo made a difference... and we are all forever grateful to you for sharing his talents and his time with us."