Hans P. Stibolt Jr. of Oak Bluffs died on March 4 at home in the place he loved. He was 100 and had a long and fulfilling life.

He was born in Longmeadow on Sept. 20, 1920, to Kirsten Hansen and Hans Peter Stibolt, one of four children. His parents had immigrated individually from Denmark.

On a blind date in 1939, Hans met Alma, the love of his life. They married three weeks before Pearl Harbor and were happily married for 76 years.

Hans was a veteran, serving his country in World War II and again in the Korean War. His successful business career with Springfield-based United States Envelope Company spanned many years. He retired as president of the company.

The Vineyard connection began with a summer vacation in 1959. In 1966 Hans and Alma built a cottage in Waterview Farm. After retirement in 1980, they built their forever home in Farm Neck and lived there happily for the rest of their lives. They owned and operated two Edgartown businesses, Edgartown Lodge Apartments and The Long Ship at Nevin Square. Hans served on the Oak Bluffs wastewater commission. He loved to fish, shellfish and refurbish old chairs.

He was a hard working, honorable gentleman and he loved Alma every minute of his adult life. He forged a loving bond with his family.

He was predeceased by his son Kenneth of Knoxville, Tenn., in 2020. He is survived by his daughter Nancy Newman of Oak Bluffs; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 174, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.