Wayne Robert Gablin, 91, of Naperville passed away on Friday September 10, 2021. He was born on May 7, 1930, in Chicago Illinois, to Lillian Rose (Pavek) and Robert Lancelot Gablin. Beloved husband of 58 years of Annette (Borisoff) Gablin. Loving father to Lynn (Keane) Weber and Michael Gablin, wife Sharon (Kearney) Gablin. Adored grandfather of Nicholas Gablin and Brendan Gablin. Wayne is also survived by nephew Brian Lartz, cousins John A. Emmering and Ronald Pavek. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Gordon Gablin and Karen Lartz. Wayne was active in many groups that supported people with disabilities including involvement with the passage of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act. His success and achievements served as an example to many and inspired them to not place artificial limits on their horizons. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Monarch Landing Benevolent Care Fund in Wayne's memory would be greatly appreciated. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday September 30, 2021, from 3-6 PM with a time of sharing at 6 PM at Friedrich Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or visit www.friedrichjones.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 19, 2021.