Meadville Tribune

October 17, 2009

Richard C. Jablonski

LINESVILLE — Richard Charles Jablonski, 59, of Linesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Meadville Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 29, 1950, in Meadville, he was the son of Charles and Carolyn Watson Jablonski. He married Karen White on Aug. 3, 1984, in Sharpsville.

He was a member of St. Philip Roman Catholic Church in Linesville, where he served as past parish council president.

Richard was a 1968 graduate of Linesville High School. For 39 years, he worked as a maintenance supervisor at PPG Industries in Meadville.

He was a past member of the Pymatuning Sportsman’s Club and was involved with the trap-shooting team at the club.

He was an avid sportsman and loved the outdoors. He had a passion for hunting and went on many hunting trips. He enjoyed his Labrador retrievers. Richard had always maintained his home and yard with pride. Most of all, he cherished the time he spent with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Karen Jablonski; three daughters, Lori Stevens of Brooksville, Fla., Megan Jablonski of Indiana and Marci Jablonski of Linesville; three sisters, Fran Shelatz and her husband, Edward, of Prospect, Patricia Piatt and her husband, Jack, of New Castle, and Debra Daszkiewicz and her husband, Paul, of East Brunswick, N.J.; two brothers, Daniel R. Jablonski of Andover, Ohio, and Frank J. Jablonski and his fiancé, Diana, of Erie; and many nieces and nephews, to whom he was known as “Uncle Rock.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Carolyn Jablonski.

Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville. A prayer vigil will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 401 S. Mercer St., Linesville, with Father John A. Walsh as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Philip Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at