Joseph Sabrin was born on December 21, 1942, in the ghetto of Vilna, now Vilnius, Lithuania, as WWII was engulfing the Jews in the Holocaust. After Vilna was liberated and the war ended, the family moved to the Turkeim DP camp in Germany. On August 6, 1949, the family arrived in New York where they became US citizens and changed their name from Szabrinski to Sabrin.
A businessman and former owner of two companies, Data Executives and PC Etcetera, Joseph is presently a recruiting consultant. In 1968, Joseph Sabrin married Sandy Stone, also a child of Holocaust survivors. They have two children and three grandchildren.