Jean B. Stabinski, age 90 of Clifton Heights, PA passed peacefully on May 7, 2021.
Daughter of the late Charles Colgan Black and Ida Mae McCracken. Preceded by her three sisters; E. Paula McMichael, Mary Ensworth and Margaret “Betty” Gamble. Beloved wife of the late Leonard J. Stabinski.
Jean carried the hallmarks of strength in adversity, kindness and great wit learned from her family as well as life experience and her education at the Friends Select School throughout her life. After graduating from Upper Darby High School she was able to raise two boys mostly on her own. When Jean remarried she gladly extended the family with her step daughters from her late husband Leonard and a son and daughter between the two of them. She supported her family as a legal secretary in Lansdowne, Media and Philadelphia most recently for Don McCurdy and the law firm of Duane, Morris and Heckscher. Afterward she enjoyed a partial retirement and a variety of jobs, but among these she found pleasure in her experience at Delaware County Field & Stream.
Jean had a love for the theater, the arts, travel, nature and a great affinity for all creatures great and small. She was an avid gardener often sharing her bounty with friends and family. When she was younger she enjoyed horseback riding and time spent with family at the farm on what is now Providence Road in Primos, PA. Membership in the Philadelphia Rifle Club would equate to friendly buffets or shooting events. She spent many a family filled summer and winter hunting, skiing, horseback riding and enjoying nature in Worlds End State Park and later the family cabin outside the rural historic town of Eagles Mere, PA.
She was never one to allow a “thank you” card or note to be missed and remained in contact with friends and family in handwritten letters for years untold. She had hoped to write of her life some day, but above all placed greater value on supporting her loved ones and extended family. It is rare to meet someone Jean had known who does not express how they appreciated her great gift of kindness. She often shared with family the value of living a life of quality not quantity. It is only a testament to the strength of her character that her wit, kindness and strength remained to the end.
Jean was the loving mother of; R. Scott Bowie, Gregg Bowie, Elizabeth Webb, Dianellen Evans, Alexander Stabinski and Antoinette Stabinski and a grandmother of five and great-grandmother of five.
A resident of Philadelphia, Upper Darby and Clifton Heights she attended the Friends Select School and was an alumni of Upper Darby High School.
Relatives and friends are invited to Jean’s “Celebration of Life” graveside service on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10 A.M. at Arlington Cemetery 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers all donations go to the following organizations;
Alzheimer’s Association, Longwood Gardens, Eagles Mere Conservancy, The Pennsylvania Wild Resource Conservation Program. (see addresses below)
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Alzheimer’s Association of Delaware Valley
399 Market Street #102, Philadelphia PA 19106
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square PA 19348`
Eagles Mere Conservancy
PO Box 64, Eagles Mere PA 17731
Pennsylvania Wild Resource Conservation Program Bureau of Forestry
400 Market Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg PA 17105-8552