May 13, 2008
Dr. Jablonski honored by State Senate
(NASHVILLE, TN), May 13, 2008 — Dr. T. Henry Jablonski was honored today in the Tennessee State Senate, as lawmakers gave the Johnson City resident a standing ovation for his service as an educator and community activist. He was the guest of State Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) and was accompanied by his grandson Thaddeus “Thad” H. Jablonski III, who serves as an intern for the Senate Commerce Committee.
Dr. Jablonski was headmaster of Washington College Academy in Limestone, Tennessee from 1952 until his retirement in 1980. During that time, he was responsible for assembling an excellent faculty and for educating a vast number of students which built a very strong and active Alumni Association.
“Dr. Jablonski is among our top educators in Tennessee,” said Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City). “I was very proud to stand with my fellow state senators to applaud his wonderful work throughout his brilliant career. He helped many Tennessee students, from all walks of life, achieve educational excellence while under his watch at Washington College Academy. He has had an immeasurable effect on our community through his service in education and as a civic volunteer.”
Crowe said Dr. Jablonski’s work was enhanced by the strong support he received from his wife, Marian Jablonski, who recently passed away. She worked as a nurse along side her husband while they were associated with the Pennsylvania Society for Crippled Children and Adults before moving to Washington College Academy. The couple has 8 children, 27 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
In addition to honoring Dr. Jablonski, the State Senate also passed a resolution commending grandson, Thad Jablonski, for his work with the Commerce Committee during the 2008 legislative session. He worked under the direction of Senate Commerce Chairman Steve Southerland (R-Morristown).
pictured from left to right Thad Jablonski, III, Dr. Jablonski and
State Senator Rusty Crowe
in Senate Chamber in Nashville