DADE CITY, Fla. | Philip C. Kahabka, 75, of Dade City, Fla., died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at University Hospital, Syracuse.
Phil was born on April 25, 1938 in Forrestville, N.Y.; a son of the late Francis and Dawn Ryder Kahabka. He had been a resident of southern Cayuga County most of his life, until moving to Florida. He had been a truck driver working for Conklin Farms in Venice and Alnye Trucking in Moravia. Phil was a faithful member and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Moravia. He attended the Temple Baptist Church in Dade City, Fla., and was a former member of the East Venice Cemetery Association.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Saam Kahabka, of Dade City, Fla.; two sons, Tim and his wife, Michelle Kahabka, and Scott Kahabka; three grandchildren, Kristy, Kimberly and Joseph Kahabka; two great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Kylie Kahabka, all of Moravia; two brothers, Clayton and his wife, Susan Kahabka, of Brown City, Mich., and Lloyd "John" and his wife, Judy Kahabka, of Dunkirk, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Moravia with burial to follow in East Venice Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia.
Friends wishing to may send memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.