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Stanley Jablonski, 97, a former resident of Oak Road, Northumberland, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Heritage Springs Memory Care, Lewisburg.
He was born Nov. 18, 1919, at home on Water Street, Northumberland, a son of the late Joseph and Kathryn (Krewin) Jablonski. On Dec. 8, 1939, he married the former Stella M. Dodge who preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2007.
Stanley attended Northumberland High School.
He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, TRW, Danville, and later Fisher's Meat Market, Shamokin Dam, and for more than 10 years he owned and operated Stan's Market on Wheatley Avenue in Northumberland.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Northumberland Lion's Club No. 6026, and was a member and former chief of the Northumberland No. 1 Fire Company.
Stanley was an avid fisherman who traveled to Canada each year and enjoyed his time spent at his cabin which he built along the Susquehanna River. He had a great love for baseball and was a dedicated Philadelphia Phillies fan who traveled to Florida each year to watch their games during spring training. He was also a fan of Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles football.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Stanley G. and Janet D. Jablonski, of Mechanicsburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia G. and Robert I. Phillips Jr., of Lewisburg; five grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Pam Jablonski, of Milton, David and Gina Jablonski, of Mechanicsburg, Michael Phillips, of Deerfield, Ill., William and Denise Phillips, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Matthew and Natahsa Phillips, of Stafford, Va.; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters and their spouses, Helen Boyer, of Northumberland, Alice and Mark Raup, of Sunbury, and Catherine and Ken Arter, of Northumberland; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Orpha and Albert Stallone, of Wyomissing.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, John, and Joseph; and three sisters, Stella, Josephine and Sophie.
Friends and family will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 300 Sixth St., Northumberland, followed by the funeral at 1, with his grandson, the Rev. Michael R. Phillips officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland.
Contributions in Stanley's memory may be made to the Northumberland Christian School, 351 Fifth St., Northumberland, PA 17857.

Arrangements by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.
Published on May 30, 2017
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