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Matthew Blake  Jabin

Matthew Blake Jabin

Jul 12, 1962 - Apr 27, 2022

Matthew Blake Jabin - Obituary


atthew Blake Jabin, 59, son of the late Bert Jabin and Theo Van Wert, passed away the evening of April 27, 2022 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. A lifelong native of Annapolis, MD, he was known by his friends as Matty Matt. He was renowned for maxing out RPMs on his 35-foot fountain, spending time with his devoted wife, raising his three daughters and serving as a best friend to those up and down the East Coast. Matt attended Fork Union Military Academy before serving in the U.S. Air Force at Laughlin AFB in Texas as a Jet Engine Mechanic. He was then honorably discharged to aid in the continuation of his family business at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard, where he was the sole manager of the Eastport location before pursuing additional opportunities in the marine industry. He went on to work as a yacht salesman at Sea Ray Clarks Landing until he acquired and successfully transformed A&B Marine Trucking to a premiere East Coast marine transportation service which he operated until his final days. Matt’s affiliations and memberships aligned closely with his passions and included the Knights of Pythias, the Fleet Reserve and the Annapolis Yacht Club. Matt spent his Wednesday nights racing on his father’s sailboat, Ramrod, Sunday afternoons rooting for Earnhardt or any NASCAR driver in his likeness, and any free time driving and tuning up his power boats or vintage cars. Any chance he got, Matt loved packing a cooler and bringing his friends and family out on the boat for a day of speed and fun. Matt would give you the shirt off his back, but wasn’t afraid to call in a favor. He taught his daughters and his wife everything he knew. His memory will live on through his loving wife, Nancy, of 32 years, his three daughters, Lara Standiford, Carlee Derrick and Lydia Jabin all who still reside in Maryland. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Rylan Standiford and Aurora Derrick; brothers, Rod and Dirk Jabin; his oldest sister, Jan Southern in Virginia; and stepsisters, Linda Macey, Mary Beth Lehnert, Vicki Whalen and Kathy Chandler. Friends are invited to celebrate Matt’s life on Wednesday, May 4 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, May 21 at 9 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD, with a reception following at the Annapolis Yacht Club from 11 am to 2 pm. Interment, with military honors, will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, Attn: Heart and Vascular Institute, PO Box 49143, Baltimore MD 21297 Condolences may be made by using the Memories tab on this page.