Jean M. Grabowski

Born: Sun., Aug. 11, 1963
Died: Sat., Mar. 3, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 07, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Thu., Mar. 08, 2018

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Jean "Willow" Stashefsky Grabowski, 54, of Drums, passed away March 3, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton.

Born in Somerville, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Edward Stashefsky and Miriam Ruth Cawley Seiwell Stashefsky.

Jean enjoyed ten beautiful years with her husband Michael Grabowski, until he passed away in 2015.

Jean was the Regional Supervisor of Air Quality for the Department of Environmental Protection for 18 years.

Jean, “Willow” is a pure, beautiful soul who touched the lives of everyone around her with her generosity, kindness, intelligence, charisma, and humor. She loved  nature and science, and also selflessly loved her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her sister Priscilla.

She is survived by her domestic partner Michael Baran, Mountain Grove; brother, Edward and his wife Mary Kay Stashefsky, Missouri; daughter, Michelle and her husband Timothy Figueroa, Mountain Top; son, Daniel and his fiancé Jacquelyn Llewenvin,Dallas; grandson Xander Llewenvin; niece, Sara and nephews, Anthony and Andrew; great nephew Javier, great nieces Victoria and Annie; and numerous other family members.

Relatives and friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday March 7th at Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

Funeral service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed by interment at St. John the Baptist Slovak Cemetery, Exeter.

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Tim Kuntz
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I've known Jean for several years working in Environmental Protection and have crossed paths with her many times.
She was always so energetic, passionate about life and work, and fun to be with.
Rest in Peace Jean. We miss You!!

Elaine & Jay Cawley
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
To The Family Of Jean Grabowski,Jay and I are very sorry for you loss.May the Good Lord above give her family the strength to carry on at this sad time.R.I.P. Jean
Your Cousins.Jay & Elaine Cawley

Jill Gallagher
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
I worked with Jean at DEP. While we were not in the same office, we met semi-annually in State College. We spent many happy-hours chatting. I can tell you she was proud of her children and so excited to become a grandmother! She was so happy to find love again after the huge loss of her husband. I will miss sharing stories and laughs with her.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jill Gallagher

Roxanne Stoudt
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Mom and I are so sorry for your loss. Willow moved into our neighborhood some time ago, and we couldn't wish for a nicer neighbor. She loved planting all new flowers and shrubs. You could just tell, Willow loved her new house. When I played music outside I would always ask her if it was to loud. She would say "play it louder ". We would talk about how to keep the deer from eating our plants. We are so shocked. I wish I had the energy she had. We are going to miss her. Roxanne and Gladys Stoudt ( neighbors at 313 Four Seasons)

Lisa Prizzi
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Dear , Michelle and Timothy I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom ,may she be flying high with the Angels looking over everyone ,Love and prayers always 💗

Joseph DeAngelo
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Cousin Joe DeAngelo.

Jean is a beautiful soul. Although I hadn't seen her in years, we kept in touch online. Her love of science, her kind open nature, and her grounding peace will always be a joy to my soul. Happy Trails Jean 'Willow'. You are missed, but your influence is unstoppable.

Ben Barchik
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Jean was a great supervisor and friend; always very knowledgeable and not afraid to answer the tough questions. My condolences and sympathy to her family.

James and Lori Baran
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
We met Willow thru my brother Michael a few years ago. She was thoughtful and fun loving. We will surely miss her at our family get togethers. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.

Michael & Angie Baran
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
We are sorry for your loss. Willow was a lovely person and it was a pleasure meeting her. We will miss spending time with her. Our deepest sympathy to your family at this time.

Patty Riebel
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
Dear, Michelle and Timothy
So sorry for your lost. Prayers are in my thoughts.

Susan Foster
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
I have had the priviledge of working with Jean on many issues and so enjoyed our interactions. Jean was tough, smart, and kind. And stubborn in the best way. I will miss Jean and so will everyone else in the Bureau of Air Quality who has worked with her. My deepest and sincerest condolences to her family at this difficult time.

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