MERIDEN- Theodore John Oblon passed away at the age of 89 Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, peacefully in his sleep at the Connecticut Baptist home.
He was born on Jan. 21, 1925, in Meriden. He was a graduate of St. Stanislaus School, Wilcox Technical School and attended the Hartford School of Music where he studied clarinet. Ted was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was a World War II
veteran having served in the U.S. Navy
and was a recipient of the Navy Air Medal for Bravery. In 1950, he married Irene Iwanicki, together having three children. Theodore was a very hard worker, as a Tool and Die Maker at Cuno, he sold Electrolux vacuums, and had his real estate Broker's license, and taught night school for Tool and Die at Wilcox, putting all three of children through college. He performed many times with his Polka band throughout the state and attended the Holy Family Retreat for over 55 years. He was a very active member of the Antique Veterans and a former Commander of the Polish Legion of American Veterans. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene; and sisters ,Julie Oczycz and Henrietta Clemental.
He is survived by his three children, Cynthia Ulrich and her husband, John, of Madison, Alan Oblon and his wife, Zina, of Meriden and Joyce Zoldak and her husband, John, of Alexandria, Va. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Heather, Kristen and Joshua Oblon. He leaves behind two sisters, Genevieve Walczak and Sally Olesak, both of Meriden; and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, at 9:15 a.m. from the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, when the funeral cortege will proceed to St. Stanislaus Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Stempien Funeral Home. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.stempienfuneralhome.com.