The Obit For Edward Jabb


Published in The Times & from 10/13/2008 - 10/14/2008

Edward T. Jabb, age 95, of Calumet City, formerly of South Chicago, passed away October 11, 2008.

He was preceded in death by his very devoted wife of 59 years, Evelyn Jabb (nee Mabrey). Also preceded in death by his parents: Hattie and Jim Jabczynski; one brother, Harry (Loretta) Jabb; two sisters: Irene Jabczynski and Virginia (Louis) Dmitrovich. Edward leaves two nephews: Jim (Sue) Jabb of Wisconsin and Robert (Donna) Dmitt of Schererville.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL. Private interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL.

Friends may visit with the family beginning on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.

Edward led a decorated life of service to his country; first serving overseas for over four and a half years with the U.S. Army during WWII. Upon his return, he served and retired from the Chicago Fire Department.

He was program director of St. Michael's Boys Club and Camp Lang. Edward was a member of Russel Square American Legion Post #1006 for 50 years.

Prior to WWII, he was an accomplished baseball player. He was a star player for Bowen High School and was chosen for the "all city" team in Chicago during two of those high school years. He also played for the Chicago Cubs Minor League and had a bright future according to many newspaper articles written about him.

It was at that time that our country needed his service in the armed forces and Edward selflessly gave of his time.

He remained a fan of both Chicago baseball teams and enjoyed fishing in Wisconsin, Michigan and South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Calumet Region.