Thomas Michael Kablik
October 29, 1940 – March 9, 2018
Attorney Thomas M. Kablik, 77, of Seacrest Rd., Old Saybrook, husband of Marjorie Murtha Butler, passed away after a short stay at Water’s Edge Center for Health and Rehabilitation, March 9, 2018. Son of the late Anthony M. Kablik and Rose (Giannettino) Kablik, Tom was born in Hartford, CT. Tom was a graduate of Wethersfield High School, Holy Cross College, University of Connecticut School of Law. He served two terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives. He served as Past Grand Knight of the Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Bar for 50 years, until his illness five years ago. Tom was predeceased by his late wife Diane DuPont Kablik with whom they adopted a son Michael and two brothers, Robert and Richard. Marji and Tom’s marriage lasted for 25 years during which time the couple lived in the Chester area and finally settled down in Old Saybrook with Tom’s dog Wily and Marji’s dog Solo. Tom’s passion was flying Cessnas and he never missed a chance to take one of his eleven grandchildren for a ride along the coastline where he took pictures of clients homes from the air. Tom loved architecture and designed one of the ceilings in their Chester home with a Greek ceiling and catwalk. He would tell the grandchildren that meant ‘no dogs allowed on the catwalk.’ When their second grandson was born with Spina Bifida, he built a wheelchair ramp along the outside of the house. Giving advice as part of his professional life put him in touch with his inner thoughts and he wrote and made a CD with his formula. He sold the CD with his thoughts on life and gave the proceeds to the Spina Bifida Association. Discovering he had an aptitude for writing, he used his talents to help his wife Marjorie to compile and self-publish three books of her own. They made a team and together ran the practice in the Wethersfield and Chester offices where they made free house calls, and used his technology skills to make their own ads using the grandchildren and dogs as subjects. His devotion to the eleven grandchildren is summed up in the words of the oldest. “You were technically our step grandfather which makes you even more amazing for being able to take care of all these people who didn’t actually share flesh and blood which is why we never used the word step. You were just our grandfather.” He leaves his wife, Marjorie, her daughters and spouses Dana Wichmann and Mark Wichmann, and their children, Andrew, Alexander, Sydney and Morgan, Marjorie A. Butler and her husband Jeremy Demota, and children, W. Cody, Chance, Storm and Carrolline, and Ryan and Scott McIntosh and children Westbrook, Hawthorne and Allengrey There will be no calling hours and the burial will be at the convenience of the family. For online condolences, In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made given to the college funds of the eleven grandchildren. Send to Marjorie M. Butler, 38 Seacrest Rd. Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Thomas Michael Kablik
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March 15, 2018
So sorry to hear about Tom's death. And so sorry to know about his difficult last years. He was a wonderful person - always kind and generous, and had a positive influence on the people around him. He will be missed.