THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
F.H. "Jay" Jabas, 81, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Marinette, passed away March 30.
He graduated from UW-Madison school of Engineering and then attended George Washington University, earning an M.B.A and Law degree. Active in local politics, he served as City Attorney in Marinette and had a private practice for several years. He worked as an Engineer for Ansul and later acquired MJR Industries and Roilgard of Menominee, Mi., where he was owner and President for 25 years. He served two years in the United States Navy during the Korean War era.
An active member of the Boy Scouts, he achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout and enjoyed reading and traveling abroad and to our national parks.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Roberta "Bobbie" Jabas; three children, Cindy (John) Kasten, of Naples, Fla., Michelle Larsen, of Green Bay and Kara (Adam) Abel, of Seattle, Wa.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild on the way and four niece and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Jabas and a sister, Erna Reed.
Donations can be made to Boy Scouts of America, www.scouts.org or American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org.