Philip Ralph Stablein
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AGE: 82 • Haddonfield
Philip Ralph Stablein, age 82, of Haddonfield, NJ and beloved husband of Alice Shea Stablein, passed away on March 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm in his home surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Philip was born in Galesburg, IL on December 27, 1930 to Ralph and Barbara Rice Stablein, and he married his high school sweetheart in Wataga, IL on Jan 3, 1951. After graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois, he and Alice moved to Collingswood, NJ where they started a family that would eventually include five sons and two daughters. Phil worked as an accountant for the RCA Victor Co, Camden, NJ for 38 years until his retirement at the age 58 in 1988. Besides volunteering for many years on the Parish Council for St Francis de Sales Parish in Barrington and many years as Treasurer for Tavistock Hills Swimming Club, Phil enjoyed gardening and was an ardent football fan for both the college and professional teams, and watched almost every game of the basketball March Madness series each spring. He also attended daily Mass at St . Rose of Lima in Haddon Heights, NJ with his wife. Phil and Alice just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and renewed their vows ata Mass and gathering in Ruskin, FL, with 40 friends and family members, including children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Philip was buried in Galesburg, IL on April 4, 2013 and there will be a Memorial Funeral Mass at St Rose of Lima Church Haddon Heights, on Saturday at 12:30pm.
Phil was predeceased by his sister Anita Lomax and his Grandson Ryan Stablein. He is survived by two sisters, Irene Hoben and Rachel Stablein and his wife Alice. He was an amazing patriarch to his children and their spouses : Ralph (Joy) , Donald (Denise), Marie (John ) Osborne, Lawrence (Jo), Tony (Mary), Jeanne (Doug) Becker and Robert (Ginny). He will be greatly missed by his 26 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Funeral under the Direction of
EUGENE J. ZALE
FUNERAL HOME, INC
Published in Courier-Post on Apr. 18, 2013