Joseph John Bablo, Jr., age 72, of Elm Street in Painted Post, NY, died Thursday, March 4, 2021, after a brief battle with illness.
Joseph was born in Corning, NY on May 25, 1948 to Joseph and Julia (Losey) Bablo. He graduated from East High School in 1966 and Penn College of Technology in 1968, where after he joined the Army Reserves, which he served for 5 years. After his service, Joseph joined the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, which he was a member of for 49 years. During that time, he worked construction and heating and controls for several companies including: Ken Bruielly Plumbing and Heating, Honeywell Inc., and finally Postler & Jaeckle Corp., before retiring to enjoy spending time traveling with Janet. He was a loving husband, father, uncle, godfather and friend. Joseph had a huge heart and an incredible sense of humor. He could fix just about anything and loved spending time helping family and friends, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, traveling, and an ice cold beer or rum and coke. He was deeply heartbroken by the loss of his wife, Janet, a year and a half prior but will be at peace in joining her once again.
Joseph is survived by his daughter, Alicia of Columbia, SC; son, Andrew (Alyssa) of Newton, NH; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ronald (Jane) Edsall of Bradford, Kenneth (Louise) Edsall of Painted Post, Kathy (Gene) Grover of Lindley, Peter (JoAnne) Fratarcangelo of Corning, Carolyn (David) Schuler of Rochester, Michael (Brenda) Vang of Painted Post, John (Linda) Vang of Encinitas, CA, Robert (Diane) Vang of Corning, Richard Vang of Schenectady; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Serdula of Charlotte, NC; nieces and nephews: Erica (Bryan) Jones, Keri Edsall, Nicholas (Jessica) Fratarcangelo, Sarah (Alan) Hinchcliff, Kenneth (Stacey) Grover, Chad Grover, Barbara (Shawn) Benedict, Todd (Michelle) Serdula, Krista (Chet) Tuttle, Jennifer (Mike) Taylor, Christopher (Michelle) Vang, Allison (Cameron) VanSant, Samantha (Kyle) Bello; Godsons: Derek McManus, Steve Serdula, Nicholas Fratarcangelo; as well as numerous cousins and relatives.
Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Janet; sisters-in-law, Valerie (Edsall) Fratarcangelo, Debra (Vang) Benjamin; and brothers-in-law, Thomas Serdula and Doug Benjamin.
The family will be hosting a memorial celebration in both Janet and Joseph’s name at their home on Elm Street on Saturday May 29th throughout the entire day.
Joseph’s family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.