George James Kabay, 86, of Washington, formerly of Scenery Hill, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 20, 2021 in his home.
He was born March 15, 1935 at 400 Allen Avenue, Donora, a son of the late John and Mary Slivka Kabay.
A veteran, Mr. Kabay served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from July 1954 to July 1958.
He received his Master's degree in education from the California State Teacher's College, now known as California University of Pennsylvania and was for 35 years was a teacher for the Trinity School District.
He was a member of the Saint Katharine Drexel Parish and the parish choir, the Knights of Columbus Council 5826.
Mr. Kabay was also a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association.
His wife Carol Matthews Kabay survives. They were married November 10, 1962 at St. Michael's Byzantine Greek Catholic Church in Donora.
Also surviving are his three children, Michael Kabay (Michele), Rebecca Spina (Bean) and Kathleen Pollock (Scott); grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, and Patrick Kabay, Jonathan and Rachel Spina and Jacob and Caroline Pollock and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his brothers, John, Michael, and Edward Kabay and a sister Mary Sawicky.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where a prayer service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2021 followed at 10:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Katharine Drexel, 126 Church Street, Bentleyville, with the Reverend Edward L. Yuhas, Pastor, as celebrant.
At the church, non-vaccinated individuals are required to wear masks or facial coverings and social distancing will be maintained.
A procession will follow to Scenery Hill Cemetery for the Rite of Committal service.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests your consideration of memorials to Saint Katharine Drexel (address above) or a charity of one's choice.
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St. Katharine Drexel Parish
126 Church Street, Bentleyville PA 15314