ForeverMissed

Partner, father and grandfather Vyto Kab Sr. will forever be in our hearts and remembrances. He lived life fully, loved with his heart and was there for us whenever it mattered. We ask that you share a story or picture here on this site as way for us all to remember him.

A celebration of life memorial will be held on Saturday, January 19th as scheduled. The inclement weather has been consistently reported to not begin until later on Saturday evening, giving time for all to get home safely. We look forward to seeing you there.

If friends desire, in leu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution be sent to: The Max Cure Pediatric Cancer Foundation of New Jersey in our dads name.



Posted by Devon Kab on January 14, 2020
It has been one year since I visited you in the hospital, held your hand and said my goodbyes.. but it's not goodbye, it never will be. You are my guardian angel Papa and I miss you more than you know.

Pat and I talk about you all the time and laugh about all the fun memories. You are truly one of a kind and I am SO PROUD you are my grandfather. I really miss you calling me saying "How's my girl!?!?! I LOVE YOU DEVON!" Well I love you more than you know Papa...
Posted by Arthur Jacobs on April 19, 2019
Vito was a great guy, every time I look at his locker at the YMCA and Wayne I think about him and miss him very much. Happy birthday Vito and many many more in heaven. From Arthur Jacobs and Merri Robinson
Posted by Patricia Durante on April 18, 2019
Happy Birthday Vyto. I miss you every day. You are always in our hearts.
Posted by John Kabashinski on April 18, 2019
Happy birthday Dad. You are truly missed.
Posted by Devon Kab on April 18, 2019
Papa, it’s your first birthday in heaven and I miss calling you and singing to you. I miss hearing “that’s my girl” from you. I miss that smile and laugh, but I feel a sense of relief to know you are in peace.
I called Pat today and we spoke of how we miss you and it’s still so strange to believe you are not with us anymore. You are so so missed, but I know you are looking down and smiling.
Happy birthday papa. Love, your girl ❤️
Posted by Arthur Jacobs on January 26, 2019
Vyto was an extoadinary friendly man, I knew from the “Y” and several concerts in the park that went to. He always had a smile on his face and a very firm hand shake. I’m going to miss him very much. Rest In Peace Vyto.
Art Jacobs
Posted by Jo-Ann Mitchell on January 25, 2019
Over the past several years working and penpal-ing by email with Pat, I had the opportunity to “meet” Vyto. From our casual chatting, it was easy to realize what a loving relationship she and Vyto had together, and Vyto’s closeness to family. In early 2018, Jim and I had the pleasure to meet them for dinner and experience Vyto’s humour, warm personality, and heart-felt bear hug. We were excited for the chance to meet up a second time in NYC in December for another wonderful visit. We are deeply saddened our time with Vyto has been so short, but will forever hold fond thoughts of who we quickly knew to be a caring, genuine man. Our prayers and condolences to Pat, and each of his family and friends and hope your memories give comfort. Jo-Ann and Jim
Posted by Martin Rittenberg on January 19, 2019
Vyto and I as well as others, had a mutual friendship at the Wayne Y for the last ten years or so, He leaves a void in the upstairs workout facility. We will miss his congenial presence. My condolences and heartfelt sympathies go out to his family.
Posted by Mary Garbarino on January 18, 2019
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He’s truly a good man who lived life to the fullest. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mary Leyden Garbarino
Posted by John Kabashinski on January 17, 2019
In a life filled with ups and downs, you were always round the corner cheering me on. Truly one of a kind, they broke the mold when they made you, and we all know a hole in our heart remains from where you filled it. I will miss the phone greeting, “John, this is your father...” and the insightful point of view with the Peter Boyle smile. As complicated as things get you kept it pretty simple, be good, take of yourself and your family and always have a little fun. Thanks for the eternal wisdom and love. Your son, John.
Posted by Tara And Jason Petruzzell... on January 16, 2019
We still can’t believe this! Our holiday dinners will never be the same. We know you always got a kick out of our one word answers. Thanks for keeping our mom happy for all these years!
Posted by Joann Ross on January 16, 2019
His father was my idol and his mother was like my second mother. Vyto was my first cousin and I am so glad to have had him in my life. I will never forget his smile or his sincerity. Vyto was funny, kind, generous and very sentimental in his later years. I am sure we could fill a book with funny stories and memories. He could always make you smile with his stories or comments.
Vyto adored his family and friends. All our lives he was good to keep in touch with my brother Vic, my sister Nancy and me. We will all miss him but the love he had for all of us will never fade.
                         Family, Family Family
      When it came to keeping in touch Vyto was better than all of us.
                         God bless you Vyto.....
                          Joann, Ron and family
Posted by Merrily La Scala on January 16, 2019
From Faust La Scala
We met 70 years ago in grammar school and what
you wrote in our high school yearbook says it all-“We’ll be friends forever.” I’ll miss you pal.
Posted by Ir Ma on January 16, 2019
We were so lucky to have a chance to meet Vyto in Lithuania. Also it was years ago we all remember him as a nice and intellegent person who would have never forgotten his Lithuanian family. My grandmother Marija would always talk dearly about Vyto and share his Christmas cards. Memories in our hearts will live forever...
Posted by Merrily La Scala on January 16, 2019
No one stays. But it would have been nice if Vyto could have remained a little longer. I will miss his ‘pop in’ visits, his sense of humor, his teasing and his infectious laugh. January 14th was a very sad day. Condolences to all who loved him,
Posted by James DURANTE on January 15, 2019
Vyto had a great sense of humor.
He always said things that made you feel at ease. In the many years I have known him, there was not one time that he didn't make us laugh. We will miss you. Rest in peace.
Posted by Michelle Kabashinski on January 16, 2019
Thank you Mr. Kab for giving me the best gift anyone could ever give me - your youngest son, John Kabashinski. They say that a man is a reflection of his father, and indeed it is true in John & you. You were a kind, intelligent, funny person, who enjoyed life each day. In the last 17 years I had known you, I was always impressed with your charm, sense of adventure, loyalty, generosity, silliness, support and wisdom. I will never forget the first time I met you: wanting to make a good impression, I baked a homemade apple pie, and left it with you. When John returned home from work, there was only a sliver left, to which you offered, “I left you a piece of pie”. You were never afraid of diving into the good stuff, yet considered others to partake in the joy. I am also honored to have traveled with you, John & Patricia to Lithuania in 2006 to visit your family, and learn your roots. With each family member’s visit, you shared stories of hope & humor. Exuberantly, they poured shots of their local honey liqueur and announced, “I sveikata” or “to your health”. Those Lithuanian words of cheer seemed to be with you for the next 12 years, as you took care of yourself with daily trips to the YMCA, periodic travels throughout the country, and weekly escapes to the movie theatre. Thank you for the memories, and the gift of sharing your life with us while you were here. Until we meet in the heavens… I love you!
Posted by Devon Kab on January 15, 2019
Papa, you were one of the greatest men I know and I will miss you every day. Too many memories to write, but I will always cherish our car rides, your big bear hugs, and always calling me to say "Hows my girl?!" I miss and love you so much Papa. Im so grateful for all the time we had together, every moment, every second.
I LOVE YOU
Posted by Patricia Durante on January 15, 2019
I have no words for this tremendous loss. I am thankful that we had 20 years together, and wish it could have been longer. I love you Vyto, and will never stop missing you.
Posted by Bill Pam Kabasenche on January 14, 2019
My cousin Vyto & I had so many wonderful memories! Our Dads were best friends. I thank Vyto, my 10 year senior, for a first car- being an example- through life. His kindness and enthusiasm for life were outstanding. Our sincere sympathy to you, John, and your siblings.
Posted by John Kabashinski on January 14, 2019
We love you Dad. You will be missed dearly.

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Posted by Devon Kab on January 14, 2020
It has been one year since I visited you in the hospital, held your hand and said my goodbyes.. but it's not goodbye, it never will be. You are my guardian angel Papa and I miss you more than you know.

Pat and I talk about you all the time and laugh about all the fun memories. You are truly one of a kind and I am SO PROUD you are my grandfather. I really miss you calling me saying "How's my girl!?!?! I LOVE YOU DEVON!" Well I love you more than you know Papa...
Posted by Arthur Jacobs on April 19, 2019
Vito was a great guy, every time I look at his locker at the YMCA and Wayne I think about him and miss him very much. Happy birthday Vito and many many more in heaven. From Arthur Jacobs and Merri Robinson
Posted by Patricia Durante on April 18, 2019
Happy Birthday Vyto. I miss you every day. You are always in our hearts.
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Mr. Vyto John Kab Sr., of Cedar Grove, New Jersey, born on April 17, 1936 in Bloomfield, New Jersey, to the late Julia Saurasitas and the late Stanley Kabashinski, passed away at age 82 on January 14, 2019 in Morristown, New Jersey. He graduated from Fordham University in 1958. Vyto served in the Air Force from 1958 to 1961 and worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and in the Banking industry as a loan officer at Montclair Savings & Loan until he retired in 1995. Vyto was the partner of Patricia Durante. He is survived by his sons, Vyto Kab Jr. and John Kabashinski; daughter, Kathy Rose; and grandchildren, Devon Kab and Dillon Kab. Vyto enjoyed spending time with his family as well as exercise and fitness.  A celebration of life memorial will be private. If friends desire in leu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution be sent to: The Max Cure Pediatric Cancer Foundation of New Jersey in our dads name.


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Shared by Lisa Poutre on January 19, 2019

Vyto was my dad's cousin.  I have so many fond memories of him and going to Teta Julie's house as a kid growing up in NJ. Always so cheerful, funny and fun.  When we moved to CT, he continued to keep contact with phone calls, cards and visits.  He and Pat always took time to write a nice note in our yearly Christmas cards noting something about my boys latest photo.  When my husband was sick a few years ago, Vyto called to talk to him as soon as he found out.  A family man, with a heart as big as his smile.  My family will remember him fondly.  So sorry for his family's loss.  RIP

To the Kab family

Shared by Mike De La Montaigne on January 17, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these days. I remember your Dad with his broad smile and his kind manner each and every time we met back, both at DP and later on at Devon’s soccer games.

There are people we meet in our own life’s journey.  Mr. Kab was one of the very, very good ones.

RIP Vyto Sr.

Shared by Joann Ross on January 16, 2019

His father was my idol and his mother was like  my second mother. vyto was my lst cousin and i am so glad to have had him in my life. I will never forget his smile or his sincerity.                             Vyto was funny, kind, generous and very sentimental in his later years. I am sure we could fill a book with funny stories and memories. He could always make  you smile with his stories or comments. Vyto adored his family and friends. !!        All our lives he was good to keep in touch with my brother Vic, my sister Nancy and me. We will all miss him , but the love he had for ALL of us will never fade.             Family, Family,Family                                                                                         When it came to keeping in touch Vyto was surely  better than All of Us,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,                      GOD BLESS YOU VYTO             joann & ron   ross & family