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.


(3) comments

Denise Nye
Denise Nye

Strength and prayers to the Kahabka Family... I enjoyed many conversations with Phil .. He loved driving tractor-trailer!!! So sorry for your loss...
Denise Nye &Family

Judy Rodde
Judy Rodde

RIP my dear Brother-in-law. Your kind, gentle soul will be dearly missed. Thank you for so many wonderful memories. I was always amazed at your wisdom...altho you were a quiet person, when you spoke you usually had something of importance to add to any conversation. I can hardly remember a time when you weren't a part of our family...I was only 9 when you married my sister. I rejoice for you, knowing you are with our Heavenly family. Love you always and forever. Judy

Judy Rodde
Judy Rodde

Rest in Peace my dear brother-in-law. I can hardly remember a time when you were not a part of our family...I was 9 years old when you married my sister Elaine. Life will be so different without your presence at family gatherings. I rejoice for you as you join our Heavenly Father and get your forever spiritual body. You are where you always wanted to be. Love you bunches.


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