John W. Kaba

November 21, 1962 ~ August 4, 2020 (age 57)


John W. Kaba, 57 of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away at home on Tuesday August 4, 2020 with his loving family by his side.  Born on November 21, 1962, in Poughkeepsie, NY he was the son of the late Joseph Kaba and Alice Miller.  John was employed by the Hyde Park Central School District, in the Transportation Department as a Mechanic/Painter for the past 14 ½ years.  On September 30, 1995 in Hyde Park, NY, he married Robin (Durling) Kaba, who survives at home.  John enjoyed working with his hands and had a passion for working on old vehicles. 

  John will forever be remembered as a very caring, compassionate man who was respected by many.  He had a great interest in vintage vehicles and loved to restore them.  He loved being outdoors and riding 4 wheelers with his family and friends.  A message from robin reads “The hardest part wasn’t losing you; it’s learning to live without you.”

  Besides his wife of 25 years, John is survived by his sons, Zachary Wright and Tanner Kaba; siblings, Deborah Fela(Louis Shapiro), Joseph Kaba (Betty), Peter and Paul Kaba, Timmy Farkas (Lisa) and Keith Albano (Anita Murray).  Several nieces, nephews and cousins along with a host of friends.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his stepfather Sandor Oszip.

  Per his wish’s cremation has taken place and because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the family will be holding a memorial service at later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home, Inc.  39 So. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845)452-1840.  To send online condolences please visit our website at

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