Thomas P. Fabian, 67, of East Stroudsburg, Pa. died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital in New York, N.Y. with his loving wife Angelika at his side. Born August 19, 1946 in N.Y.C., N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph & Edith Amato Fabian. Tom has lived in East Stroudsburg, Pa. for the past 6 yrs. and previously lived in Sayreville & Long Branch, NJ.
Shortly after his graduation from East Brunswick High School, Tom proudly served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1969 and was honorably discharged with the rank of EOH3. He served in Vietnam as a “SEABEE” with Battalion 7, RMCB19 Mobil Construction Unit. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart, Vietnamese Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star.
Mr. Fabian was a member of Union USWA local #111s, started his career in 1980 and retired in 2010 after 30 years of service from the Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J. as a Supervisor of Terminal B in operation services of international affairs at Newark Airport with a title #1 clearance. He previously worked for the Port Authority at the Lincoln Tunnel and Kennedy Airport.
He is survived by his loving wife, Angelika Leitner of East Stroudsburg, Pa; One daughter, Taylor Ann Fabian of Washington, N.J.; Step Sons, David DeLorenzo and Ronnie DeLorenzo & his wife Tiffany. One Step Daughter, Kristina Garzio & her husband Greg of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; A brother, John A. Fabian and his wife Donna of Attleboro, Mass. 7 loving grandchildren; Kathryn, Tyler, Aleena, Talan, Koltt, Braelyn and Bronson. Tom was predeceased by his son, Joseph J. Fabian.
Visitation will be on Thursday, 6-12-14 from 5 – 9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, N.J., 07840. Funeral services will be on Friday, 10am at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Burial Park, 840 Cranbury-South River Road, Jamesburg, N.J., 08831. For those wishing to meet at the cemetery on Friday, a 12:30pm arrival is anticipated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to N.Y. Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 E. 68th St., Box 123, NY, NY. 10065. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com.
July 12th, 2014 10:14 am
Tom, My Honey...........
What will I do without you? You came into my life ten years ago and made it easier than it has ever been. You told me you would take care of me and that you did. You told me you weren't perfect but you were a good man and you were a good man. You accepted my children and grandchildren with open arms as if they were your own. You were my husband, my partner, and my friend and for that i'll be forever grateful. There's a big hole in my heart that will never be filled and a void everywhere I look in our home. It is however comforting to see "you" everywhere here. I love you.....................Angie
June 29th, 2014 7:22 pm
What a shock. I worked for SAS in Ewr and worked along side Tom daily. He was a great man and had great stories. I left the airport in 2005 and who knew we were neighbors bc I live in the West End area just south of eastburg. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
June 29th, 2014 2:14 pm
Worked for Singature/SAS at EWR. Saw Tom almost daily and he was a joy to be around and always made us laugh and feel welcome in the terminal. Any help we asked for he would do his part to rectify the situation. Sorry to hear about his passing and may God Bless Him and your families...
June 29th, 2014 10:15 am
I just found out about your passing and i can't stop being sad. I can't begin to tell you how much I loved you at work every day, we talked about everything and I known you for almost 20 years.
You were like a dad to me,, or at the very least,, that cool uncle you can talk to about everything between heaven and earth. Now I will cover the earthly stuff and you can cover the heavenly stuff.
I loved seeing you and getting the obligatory bear hug from you.
I am sorry that when I moved I never had a chance to say Good Bye. But I am writing my Good Byes here now.
My deepest condolences to your family.
Rest in peace my friend.
the chiladze family
June 27th, 2014 1:03 pm
It is with great sadness my husband and I learned of his passing.Always jovial,a smile on his face,professional to the max!!!
He was the first at gate 54 when af079 would pull in.
We were with him in the great sadness of his life.
To his wife,children,former wife and extended family of grandchildren and friends we extend our most heartfelt condolences.
Heaven has taken from us a true gentleman and gained a true gentleman.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
The DeWitt Family
June 13th, 2014 1:35 am
We were sadden to learn of Tommy's passing recently, especially at such a young age. We knew Tommy best about 35 yrs ago when he was married to our sister, Frances. Tommy was such an incredible loving father at that time with his first born, Joey (meatball). He was full of life, sharing many exciting adventures together as a young family. We are so happy to see that Tommy reinvented himself, established a new life and had a baby girl. It's nice to see so many loved him, as we did too. I'm sure Tommy will be truly missed by many. Our deepest condolences to Angelika, Taylor, children, grandchildren, and John Fabian & Donna.
June 12th, 2014 3:18 pm
Never expected - always a void.
Tom was forever our favorite P A supervisor at EWR! His huge smile, mischievous eyes,his natural all encompassing warmth & sincerity. EWR missed him when he retired - Tom,truly, a man larger than life.
Angie - may all those marvellous memories sustain you at this untimely moment in your life.
Vanessa ( EWR )
June 12th, 2014 8:11 am
I will miss you. You were a large part of my life. From my first memories of Joey and Brian(baby b) together as babies to our California first class trip where we meet George Burns. I know your with everyone's energy and sprit. Keep your smile and your watch in a good place. Tommy I will see you on the other side.
Love you kid!!!!
JOHN & LOUISE DIMICELI
June 11th, 2014 11:07 am
ANGIE, MY HEART BREAKS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. LOVE YOU !
CBP Officer German Cambero
June 11th, 2014 9:21 am
It was a sad day when Tom retired from work leaving us with memories of his friendship, great personality, and outstanding work ethics.
It is a sadder day to learn that a great friend has passed away. We'll miss you big time Tom! Rest in peace brother!
My deepest condolences to Angela, Taylor, and family.
June 11th, 2014 6:20 am
I'm going to miss you Tom, we shared a lot of good times together at work. You made Port Authority and US Customs and Border Protection one big family. I will pray for your family to stay strong.
Ronnie, Tiffany, Aleena, Talan & Koltt DeLorenzo
June 10th, 2014 12:38 pm
Tom we will greatly miss all the memories we shared with you. You played such a huge roll in our children's lives and cared for them as if they were your own. We feel that you were taken from us too early and are having a hard time rationalizing that you will not be with us in our future journeys. I will promise you that you will always have a special place in our hearts and will always be in our thoughts. Every time we gather together as a family we will always reminisce about all the times we had together! We love you!
June 10th, 2014 10:34 am
I'm going to miss you Tom, we shared a lot of good times together at work and on our days off. You're reunited with Joey and I hope you two are making up for lost time, love you, Gary
June 10th, 2014 10:04 am
My thoughts and prayers are with Angela,Taylor & Family. Tom was like a dad to me, and he will be greatly missed. He was a loving caring man, may he rest in peace. Lots of Love Chelle!
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