Andrew D. Kabat
January 26, 1931 – June 25, 2018
Andy as friends and family called him went to grace the heavens while peacefully asleep on June 25, 2018 at the Hospice House of Citrus. He was born on January 26, 1931 in the small town of Cedar Michigan. Preceding him in death was his wife of 59 years, Mae (Altmay) and his parents, John and Albeana Kabat. Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved only child, Loretta (Kabat) Van Schoyck (Florida); his much-loved son-in-law Howard Van Schoyck (Florida); and his sweetheart of a sister Betty Mc Inally (Michigan). He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army Infantry and Reserve for 8 years. After being honorably discharged he married the love of his life, Mae (Spence). Their love and devotion spanned six decades, and they started their lives together in Lincoln Park, Michigan. Although he worked at GM for 35 years in Detroit, Michigan he also ran his own successful construction company. After retiring they moved to Lake City, Michigan to live the lake life. He enjoyed boating, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, golfing (3 holes-in-one) and an occasional poker game. When the winters started to get unbearable, they loaded up the RV and hit the road questing for the next place to call home somewhere warm. After many months they stumbled upon Citrus Springs, Florida. They fell in love with the area and built a home to suit the final chapter of their lives. Residing there for 27 years next to the best neighbors anyone could ever ask for, The Sanchez's. Everyone who remembers Andy is asked to celebrate his life in their own way but raising a cold mug of beer with some chicken wings or pizza to toast a life well lived is appropriate. Just no "little Christmas trees" (broccoli) ... he was not a fan of any food green! For your life was well lived, your legacy of pride and pleasure, a lasting memory, that our heart will always treasure. Instead of flowers, Andy would hope that all would do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone in need. Bury your sorrow in doing good deeds. If you wish you can donate in his memory to Hospice House of Citrus (www.hospiceofcitrus.org) Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home (www.ferofuneralhome.com). Inurnment will be at Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Florida.
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Andrew D. Kabat
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