John Edward Kabel

john kabel

July 26, 1939 ~ November 17, 2021

Born in: Batavia, NY
Resided in: Asheville, NC

John Edward Kabel, 82, of Asheville, NC, passed into the arms of the Lord whom he loved on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. He was born in Batavia, New York on July 26, 1939 to Frederick Kabel and Marie Marks Kabel who preceded him in death. He was the owner/operator of Kabel Construction. He served in the US Army and Reserves.

He was preceded in death by four brothers; Robert Kabel, Richard Kabel, Thomas Kabel, and James Kabel; five sisters; Elaine Hoffman, Mary Jane Metcalf, Shirley Dunlap, Gwen Williams, and Nancy Lewis.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Albee Kabel and three sons; Jon David Kabel (Patricia), Stephen Patrick Kabel (Suzanne) and Dana Christian Kabel; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He is also survived by one brother; Timothy Kabel and three sisters; Judy Clark, Sandy Mickey and Sharron Kilby.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, at Basilica of St. Lawrence with the Very Rev. Fr. Roger Arnsparger officiating. The burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at the State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC with military honors.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Funeral Mass: November 23, 2021 10:00 am

Basilica of St. Lawrence DM
97 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Burial: November 23, 2021 2:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. Every Friday night Uncle John would take me, Aunt Carole, and Grandma Albee out to dinner then shopping! I love you, Uncle John! My heart hurts! Please listen because im talking to you!

  2. To Carole, John David, Stephen and Dana,
    In 1973 I met John while living and working in Sarasota, FL and I want you all to know that I considered him my best friend , EVER! I treasure his friendship more than you know and when we would meet in Gatlinburg a few times it was the most fun that two old farts could have. When I tell you I have a hole in my heart that no one else can fill. My deepest sympathies to all of you and may John rest in peace where there is no pain

  3. Carole and Family, so sorry for your loss. Brother John will be sorely missed by the Knights and by all that knew him. He was a loving and caring friend, leader and brother. My prayers and love are with you all, God bless.

  4. Carole our hearts and prayers go out to you and your sons.
    I had worked with John and you at St.Jeromes Hospital
    for years. Had some good times with John,you Bob and
    Gwen Kent,Marge and me at St.Jeromes Christmases parties
    I will never forget the good and sad times John and I had at
    St.Jeromes. May God bless you and your family.

    Mike & Marge Rimmer

  5. Dear Carol, I was so sorry to hear about John. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Many good memories of our working days at St. Jerome Hospital Prayers are with all of you

  6. As a young kid I grew up next door to John , he taught me how to hold a hammer, never forgot that !! To carol and the kids , he will watch over you everyday !! Rip john

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