Coal Township – Kenneth L. Kabonick, 71, of Coal Township was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after suddenly being stricken ill.
Born at home in Coal Township on April 23, 1950, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Bessie M. (Jeremiah) Kabonick. He graduated in 1968 from Shamokin Area High School and received an Associate Degree in Engineering from Williamsport Area Community College. Kenneth (Ken) worked for a short period of time at Philco Ford and Amp prior to starting his career as a supervisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation from where he retired.
Ken was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and was a man of great faith and generosity. He was a loving son, brother and uncle who was always there for his family and friends. He enjoyed family gatherings, playing community and church softball, bowling (socially and leagues), hanging out with the guys at his brother's garage, and bi-weekly breakfasts with friends. He had a great sense of humor and funny stories to make everyone laugh.
Ken was an avid hunter, fisherman, hiker and outdoorsman. He loved all nature, gardening, and raising various animals. His best buddy for the past 11 years was/is his loyal and obedient dog, Fritz.
Ken is survived by two brothers, Edward Kabonick (Bonnie) from Halifax, and Ronald Kabonick (Lisa) of Dornsife; four sisters, Judy Long of Sunbury, Bessie Mae Weikel (Glenn) of Coal Township, Cindy Kabonick of Linglestown, and Bonnie Kabonick (Richard) of Harrisburg. Three nephews, Justin Kabonick (Jess), Kyle Kabonick, and Seth Kabonick; five nieces, Melinda Sherwood (Frank), Kimberly Weikel (Phillip), Amy Weikel, Kristen Weikel, and Kelsey Kabonick. In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by a brother, Rick K. Kabonick.
Kenneth L. Kabonick, 71, Coal Township – Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Samuel Bellavia officiating at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 46 N 2nd Street, Shamokin. Viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Burial will follow the service at Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury. Arrangements are being handled by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut Street, Shamokin. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.farrowfh.com
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