Stephen Ambrose "Am" Klabnik, 93, of Sarver passed away Sunday at the Good Samaritan Hospice.
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Born on Dec. 8, 1920, in Glassmere, he was the son of the late John V. and Mary (Gaydos) Klabnik.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II.
He worked as a dairy farmer on the family farm.
He was a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cabot. He enjoyed making homemade wine, cooking, being outside in his garden and spending time with family.
Surviving are his loving wife, Elizabeth (Frederick) Klabnik, who he married on Nov. 22, 1951; his son, Carl (Danette) Klabnik of Saxonburg; his daughter, Denise (Bill) Craven of Butler; his daughter-in-law, Joyce Klabnik of Butler; his grandsons, T.J. (Kristy) Klabnik of Butler, Nicholas Craven of Alexandria, Va., Brian (Cassie) Craven of Hudson, Ohio, and Mark Klabnik of Tarentum; his great-grandsons, Brian, Colm and Declan Craven, all of Hudson, Ohio; and his brothers, Joseph Klabnik of Oil City and Adam (Jean) Klabnik of Tarentum.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James L. Klabnik; his infant daughter, Mary Klabnik; his four sisters; and his four brothers.
Klabnik - The friends of Stephen Ambrose "Am" Klabnik, who passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home, 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 315 Stoney Hollow Road, Cabot. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023.
The family also asks you to plant something in your garden in Ambrose's memory to commemorate his love of gardening.
"He's OK, he's all right."
Fox Funeral Home
410 W. Main St
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Published in Butler Eagle on Apr. 8, 2014