J. Ablan Sr.
CARTHAGE, NY —
Thomas J. Ablan, Sr., 78, passed
away peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 18, 2017,
surrounded by his loving family and under the care of
Hospice of Jefferson County.
Tom was born at his home in
“Rock City” in Carthage on Aug. 21, 1938, the son of the
late Joseph and Josephine (Atala) Ablan. He graduated from
Augustinian Academy and Utica College of Syracuse
Tom was united in marriage to the former Yvonne Graves on
June 29, 1974 at St. James Church in Carthage.
He spent some time in the US Army, worked as an insurance
salesman, and ended his career as a business teacher at
Lewis County BOCES.
Many might remember him for owning the local grocery store,
Super Duper (later Jubilee), with his close friends, Wayne
Slye and Ward Bushaw.
Surviving are his wife, Yvonne (Graves) Ablan of Carthage,
his daughter Amber (Gerard) Marino of Guilderland, his son
Thomas (Karlie) Ablan, Jr. of Longview, WA; three young
grandsons, Ben and Matthew Marino and Thomas Ablan, III; a
brother and sister-in-law, George (Marsha) Ablan of West
Carthage; brothers and sisters in-laws, nieces and nephews,
and many friends who were like family.
Tom loved to play and watch sports, and enjoyed dabbling in
the stock market.
He was a lifetime communicant and Eucharistic Minister at
St. James Church, former President of the Carthage Area
Chamber of Commerce and former President of the Branaugh
Memorial Boys Club (now the Carthage YMCA).
Tom’s family appreciates the amazing care he was given
through Hospice, especially his primary nurse, Bonnie. The
family also wishes to thank the many people who came to help
and show support during these last few months.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at
St. James Church with Rev. Donald A. Robinson, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. Calling
hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the Bezanilla-McGraw
Memorial donations can be given to Hospice of Jefferson
County, St. James Church, or a charity of your choice.
To leave an online
condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.
Information provided by
Funeral Home and
Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.