Jay C. Jablanski Sr. 63 of Hudson, NY passed away suddenly on Friday November 27, 2020 at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY.
He was born in Hudson on January 24, 1957 the son of the late Steven and Doris (Simmons] Jablanski.
For the past 20 years Jay was employed by the New York State Dept. of Transportation in Hudson as a highway maintenance worker 2, grade 10. Previously Jay was a driver for Ed. Herrington, Inc. for 19 years based out of Hillsdale.
Jay was affiliated with the Copake Fire Company, the Community Rescue Squad and was a lifelong member of the Churchtown Fire Company. He was an avid fan of motorsports and attended many NASCAR races as a fan of both Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He also was a season pass holder at Lebanon Valley and one of his favorite local drivers was Stewart Friesen.
Above all, his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings and extended family members along with friends he considered as family were the most important to him. An outdoorsman, Jay had a love of hunting that he shared and passed along to his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years Debbie (Hamm) Jablanski of Hudson; his adoring children, Abby Holdridge (Jeremy) of Hillsdale and Jay Jablanski Jr. (Sarrina) of Stuyvesant Falls. He also leaves his loving grandchildren, Hailey, Riley, Bradley, Bryce and Matthew. His siblings Steven Jablanski of Philmont and Linda Jablanski Murphy of Indian Lake along with several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Last but not least his beloved canine companions Bristol and Charlotte and his grand fur babies Molly and Baily.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and at the request of the family kindly consider contributions to the Columbia – Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson NY 12534, Mellenville Fire Company. PO Box 81, Mellenville NY, the Greenport Rescue Squad, PO Box 275, Hudson NY 12534 or the Philmont Fire Company, 1 Maple Ave, Philmont NY 12565.
Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home of Copake, NY
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