Robert Cabaniss, 84, died Jan. 15, 2010, at Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart. He was born in Akron, Ohio, and lived in Stuart for 31 years. He was a retired colonel in the Air Force and a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars with more than 29 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Marine Corps. He received the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Bronze Star. He received his bachelor degree from University of Akron in Ohio. He was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Christopher Catholic Church. He was a member of Rocky Point Pioneer Club. Survivors include his wife, Norma of Stuart; daughter, Joan McCaffrey of California; brothers, David Cabaniss of California and Alfred Cabaniss of Hobe Sound; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997. Services: Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Forest Hills Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel in Stuart. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Hobe Sound. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Air Force. A guest book may be signed at youngandprill.com.
Published in TC Palm on Jan. 17, 2010.