Obituary of Edward Joseph Jablonski
Edward J. Jablonski, 85, of Roanoke, Virginia passed away peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness on October 7, 2019. He was born in Medina, New York on May 1, 1934 to parents Anthony and Sophie (Banazwski) Jablonski. Edward is preceded in death by his former wife Barbara M. Jablonski; daughter, Julie Marie Jablonski; siblings, Laura Clark, Helen Capelli, Josephine Ehrienreich, Matthew Jablonski, Dorothy Corica, and Charlotte Puccio.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years Carol A. Jablonski; children John E. Jablonski (Mary Ann), Deborah Ann Patterson (Chuck Kenney), Joseph A. Jablonski, and Catherine B. Yutzler; step-children Brian C. Kreppeneck (Marie), Rebecca L. Muffoletto (Vincent); grandchildren, John Cromwell III, Christina Jones (Cleo), Brooke Beatty (Jeremy), J.T. Jablonski, Ashley Flora (Michael), and Alec Yutzler; step-grandchildren, Jacob and Matthew Kreppeneck, Brynn, Elise, and Maggie Muffoletto; great-grandchildren, Donte Quinones, Jackson Hicks, Mason and Logan Beatty; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; dear friend Richard Sherman; and faithful companion Callie.
Ed was employed at General Motors-Harrison’s in Lockport, New York for 45 years. After moving to Roanoke, Virginia, he was owner/operator of Mr. Ed’s Quality Home Repair. He served in the Army National Guard as Sergeant, Justice of The Village of Medina and The Town of Ridgeway, a trustee of The Village of Medina, as well as being active in numerous community projects. Edward was a member of the Medina Athletic Club (Medina Macs semi-pro football team). He went on to receive the Medina High School Wall of Fame award for his athletic accomplishments. He enjoyed competing in marathons and triathlons including The Empire State Games. After moving to Virginia he and Carol enjoyed biking, hiking, canoeing and camping.
The family would like to thank Edward’s primary care physician W. Craig Mitchell, MD for all the many years of wonderful care.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Medina, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association in Edward’s name. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. (540)366-0707.