Lawrence J. Kabana|
Lawrence John Kabana, 74, of North Greenwood Street, Tamaqua, formerly of Tuscarora, died Monday, March 24, in his home. He was the husband of Nancy (Wolfe) Kabana. They were married for 52 years.
Prior to retiring, he was employed in the housekeeping department of the former Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic. Previously, he worked for the former Atlas Powder Company and ICI Americas, Reynolds, for 20 years. He was also an independent home improvement contractor.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late John and Helen (Starry) Kabana.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Germany during the Vietnam era and also was a member of the Hometown unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard for 11 years.
A 1957 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he was the current commander of Tamaqua American Legion Post 173, this being his fourth stint as commander. He was also a service officer for District 13, a life member of the West Penn Rod and Gun Club and the South Ward Fire Company, Tamaqua, and a former member of the Tuscarora Fire Company and the Tuscarora Ambulance Association.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, Kevin K., and his wife, Paula, of Davison, Mich., and John E., and his companion, Christine Slog, of Tamaqua; four grandchildren, Leanne Stuart, Michael Kabana, Brett Kabana and Katie Kabana; a great-grandchild, Brayden Kabana; a brother Daniel, and his wife, Melody, of Tamaqua; five nephews and two nieces.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 307 Pine St., Tamaqua, with the Rev. William Linkchorst officiating. Interment, Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. Call 6-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Zizelmann-Roche Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. American Legion service 6 p.m. Friday. Contributions in his name may be made to the St. Luke VNA Hospice, Administration Office, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, Pa. 18017. Online guest registry can be signed at www.zrgfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Times News on Mar. 26, 2014