April 4, 1942 – February 10, 2019
Stephan F. Jablon
Of Orleans, formerly of Stow, passed away in the home he built surrounded by his loving family on February 10, 2019, at the age of 76. Steve was the beloved husband of Paula (McCormack) Jablon, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend. He was the son of the late Felix and Stella Jablon of Bolton, CT. In addition to his wife of 48 years, Steve is survived by son Michael and his wife, Tracey; daughter Marissa Ogden and her husband, Jeffrey; grandchildren Sean Jablon, and Avery, Garrett and Finley Ogden; brother Peter and his wife, Joyce; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Connecticut, Steve served proudly as U.S. Army Artillery Officer in Korea, obtained an MBA from Northeastern, and earned his CPA certification while working at the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. He then joined Digital Equipment Corporation where he worked for many years. Before retiring, Steve worked for Compaq/HP and as a consultant at KPMG.
Steve will always be remembered for his friendliness, modesty, and kindness. He was an avid runner, outdoorsman, history buff, and accomplished carpenter who could fix virtually anything. He was always working on a new project and brought his creative talent to everything he did. Besides his many activities, Steve’s passion was his family, and he particularly treasured every moment spent with his four grandchildren. Steve was a wonderful and gentle man who will be sorely missed, but whose spirit lives on in everyone who knew and loved him.
A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 20 at St. Joan of Arc Church in Orleans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s memory to the Salvation Army or Mass Audubon. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com .
John (Jack) Hines
March 14, 2019
Paula and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Steve. You may recall that he and I worked at Raytheon together just before he retired. Just about every day he and I would go for a walk at lunchtime. Lots of conversations on just about any topic. He was also a great mentor to me and others at work because he knew EVERYTHING about accounting! He could perform the most complex analysis and then explain it to anyone. He loved teaching the younger and less experienced members of the staff what he knew. He was such a valuable member of our team.
I recall with fondness that you and he came to my 50th birthday party in Sandwich. Time is passing quickly... that was almost 9 years ago. ... but it was thoughtful gestures like that which were indications of Steve's kindness.
I hadn't seen Steve in the last couple of years but I have nice memories of him. He was a wonderful man.
March 11, 2019
Saw the obit in the Stow Independent.
To the Jablon Family, Steve was a friend in Stow and worked at DEC when I was in a different department. On the Conservation Commission and out on my volunteer projects, Steve was a supporter of my efforts and was always interested. Sorry to hear of his passing. Thanks to Steve for his volunteer service in Stow. (I had not known of his US Army service).
March 3, 2019
Steve was a wonderful Digital friend for a long time! Sorry to hear the news!