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Obituary of Lynn Ann Wrobleski
Lynn Ann Wrobleski age 70, of Green Township, NJ, died in her sleep early Friday morning, April 19, 2019 at her husband John’s side. She lived in the Sussex County area since their marriage on August 8, 1970.
Born Lynda Ann Devone on August 25, 1948 in Providence, RI to the late WWII veteran Nicholas and wife Theresa Devone. Soon after they moved to the projects in Newark, NJ where she grew up poor and learned to endure rough surroundings.
Ten years later the family moved to Juneau, AK. Her sociologist father was hired by the government to work with the native Alaskan Tlingit tribes. Lynn and her brother grew up exploring the wild outdoors and growing to love nature.
The family moved in 1962 to Indiana. Lynn attended Shortridge High School and graduated with high honors.
The family returned to NJ to reside with Grandmother Devone in Glen Ridge. Lynn’s goal was to achieve a college degree and began working part time for Bamberger’s and saving for tuition. Soon after adding another full time job with NJ Bell Telephone in the Newark office. Here, her aptitude for learning showed in her ability to accurately trouble shoot phone line problems, tracing failed calls through the numerous equipment connections in the state, managed by the electronics people, switchmen, in the various offices. She found herself often sharing personal thoughts with one returning army veteran technician in the Morristown office, John Wrobleski and finally going on their first date a few months later. They became true soulmates with their first kiss and sealed their fate to lovingly spend the rest of their lives together, marrying less than a year later.
John’s plan also was to obtain his degree in the sciences. Lynn being the giving person she was all her life, had John quit his job at Bell to begin full time college while she moved to a less challenging NJ Bell job closer to Sussex County where they lived.
Less than 2 years later, Lynn was able to compete and secure one of the few positions of Playboy Bunny at the newly opened Great Gorge Club. She was also a finalist in the club’s second Bunny Beauty Pageant. With this job schedule and increased income it became possible for both her and John to attend college full time. Lynn obtained her degree in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from Montclair State, three years after John received his in science.
Shortly after she obtained her first profession job in the County Dept. of Corrections advancing to Senior Probation Officer for the State of NJ. Lynn often said, her experience at Playboy help prepare her for this career. Lynn was an extremely dedicated but firm officer who’s counseling helped countless numbers of disadvantaged people move on to productive lives. She was very proud of her work supervising community service workers assigned to American Legion, VFW and other projects. She was loved and respected by both the leaders and clientele. Lynn did all this while dealing with her own 40 year history of Addison’s disease. Her commitment to regular exercise, prayer and healthy diet helped her accomplish these tasks in spite of her medical issues.
Lynn loved the stray kitties she’s adopted over years, enjoyed shopping, reading, dancing, sewing, classic car shows and especially Corvettes including their current 3 and just living in the house she helped build with her husband in the woods of Green Township. She was on the Republican county committee for Green Township, member of the National Corvette Restoration Society, PBA and NRA.
She is survived by her husband John J Wrobleski; her brother David J. Devone and wife Rita; sister-in-law Joan Wrobleski-Olah and husband Rick; brothers-in-law Robert M. Wrobleski, Philip E. Wrobleski; nephews John P. Wrobleski, Alex Wrobleski, Cameron Calios, Christopher Devone and niece Nicole Munoz; pets Reagan, Merlin, Dusty and Tarzan.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Lynn’s Life Celebration on Saturday April 27 from 4PM to 8PM at the Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing. A prayer service will begin at 7:30PM.
Cremation will be private.
For memorial donations, please consider the American Cancer Society.