The Family of Melvin Kabik
Feb 28, 2020 12:31 PM
We welcome you to share your memories with us and with those who visit here.
Feb 12, 2020 01:40 PM
Rest in peace
Betty Sless Coppel
Feb 12, 2020 01:52 PM
To the Kabik family - Ruth, I don't know if you remember me or not, but back in the day, you and Melvin knew my brother Otts Sless very well and we spoke every time we saw one another. It's so very sad to see that wonderful crowd of guys leaving us. I am so very sorry for you and your family, as just losing my husband, I can understand what you must be going through. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Melvin and you have my thoughts and prayers.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Feb 12, 2020 02:01 PM
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation clergy, lay leaders and members offer their condolences to the family of Melvin Kabik . We hope that you are comforted by warm memories and support of family, friends and community.
May memory be forever a blessing.
Bonnie and Sheldon Levitt Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 12, 2020 02:03 PM
Rachel, We are so sorry to learn of your Pop-Pop’s passing. He certainly left a remarkable legacy of love. How wonderful that Sydney got to spend time in Baltimore with him making memories. May the memories of the good times comfort you and yours. Sending hugs to you.
Feb 12, 2020 02:06 PM
I grew up as a neighbor of the Kabik family.
I grew up as a neighbor of the Kabik family. As a matter of fact we shared a party line and I would often listen in on their conversations until Mel’s mom threatened to tell my mother. Mel was a considerate and kind man and I am sorry to learn of his passing. Condolences to the family.
JAY M WEINSTEIN
Feb 12, 2020 02:50 PM
Ruth and Family
Mel was a truly wonderful person a real Mensch and will be missed by everybody that knew home. I was so sorry to read that he had passed and extend to you all my deepest sympathies.
Stuart R Weinstein
Feb 12, 2020 02:54 PM
A wonderful man who who dedicated his life to his beautiful wife , family and business . He will be gone but never forgotten.
Feb 12, 2020 02:56 PM
Mel was a great man with a big heart. Those who were his friends were privileged to have Mel as a friend. The space left by this loss will never be filled.
Harriet and Alan Kanter
Feb 12, 2020 02:58 PM
Dear Ruth and Family,
We were so sad to learn of Mel’s death. Not only was he our neighbor but the two of you were special friends to us. Monday night poker games were always fun and I, Alan, will miss playing with Mel even though he never let me bluff him out of a hand! Mel went out a winner at this past Monday night game just as he was a winner in life! A truly wonderful man who will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Feb 12, 2020 03:07 PM
I grew up as a neighbor of the Kabik family. As a matter of fact we shared a party line and I would often listen in on their conversations until Mel’s mom threatened to tell my mother. Mel was a very kind man. I am sorry to learn of his passing. My condolences to the family.
Melinda and Steve Hiken
Feb 12, 2020 03:18 PM
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. May your memories help sustain you through this difficult time.
Feb 12, 2020 03:26 PM
Terry,Jeffrey, and Mrs Kabik, I met Terry almost 50 years ago. From hanging at your house , going to THe Food Store and evening going to the movie Theater the Kabik family was always nice and respectful and your Dad was a real mensch. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be Missed
The Kupermans (friends of the Yaconos)
Feb 12, 2020 04:24 PM
So sorry for your loss!
Ivan and Rhona
Feb 12, 2020 04:53 PM
What a great man and humanitarian.All in my family loved Mel.I hope you have all the tools you need up there, if not send me a message and I'll bring them.
Feb 12, 2020 05:32 PM
Dearest Terry and family…I’m so sorry to hear about your dad... he was a special person and will be missed greatly. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time...
Lisa and Michael Miller
Feb 12, 2020 05:34 PM
We will miss our generous friend, beloved neighbor, WW2 Marine hero and most importantly- poker mate. In true Mel style he was a winner at his last game just two days ago, demonstrating charm and wit to the very end. May his memory be a blessing
Steven Walder, Tucson AZ
Feb 12, 2020 05:36 PM
So sorry for your loss. Melvin, thank you for serving your country. Rest In Peace.
Marian Sidle and Michael too!
Feb 12, 2020 06:31 PM
Pee Pop ,
I will surely miss our little visits. We had a special relationship. R.I. P. Love you lots!!
Arnold L Kaplan
Feb 12, 2020 07:01 PM
Dear Terry and Family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our parents go way back with yours and will always remember those great times at the Laurel Hills Club.
Feb 12, 2020 07:43 PM
Dear Terry and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know he was a very special man to all of you. May his memory bring you comfort
Beth Fromm & Ron Sharrow, Rancho Mirage, CA
Feb 12, 2020 08:01 PM
Mel was a dear and very special first cousin as well as a very good friend and neighbor. I'll always remember he would go out of his way to dance with my sister & I at family celebrations even though we were decades younger and just kids sitting at a table with "older" people. Always kind, loving & there when you needed his help or for him to listen to you. Ron & I are glad we got to Balto to visit with Mel & Ruthie a little more than a yr ago. Sending love & hugs to Ruthie, Terry Jeffrey and all their families.
Amy and Albert Harris
Feb 12, 2020 08:02 PM
We are so very sorry on the loss of Melvin. May he RIP.
Feb 12, 2020 08:12 PM
Dear Ruthie and family
I was so very sorry to hear of Mel’s death. We shared such wonderful times. Please accept my heartfelt condolences..May your beloved Mel Rest In Peace and May his memory be for a blessing May you all be comforted among the mourners of Jerusalem and Israel
Feb 12, 2020 08:34 PM
Dear Ruth, Jeffrey and Terry - Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Feb 12, 2020 09:34 PM
I know how close & proud you are with your Dad. One of America’s greatest generation. You have much to be proud of. Remember all the great times. My thoughts go out to you.
Sheryl and Stuart Title
Feb 12, 2020 10:02 PM
So very sorry for your loss.
Feb 13, 2020 12:22 AM
Dear Ruthie, from the bottom of my heart and with all my love I am truly sorry for your loss. Mel was a very special man, full of love, eager to help and a very proud Marine. Everyone loved him and he will be sorely missed. Goodbye my dear friend, rest in peace.
Feb 13, 2020 06:24 AM
Dear Terry and Family...
I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how special your dad was. All the great stories and memories you have will keep him alive on your hearts.
Feb 13, 2020 06:45 AM
Dear Ruth, Many years have passed, but I still think of you and Mel fondly. Sending you and your family my sincerest condolences.
Tillie, Wayne, and Glenn Berger
Feb 13, 2020 07:52 AM
Dear Ruth, Jeffrey, Terry, and Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Mel. Our families have a long history together. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa & Len Weinstein
Feb 13, 2020 07:58 AM
May his memory be a blessing.
Feb 13, 2020 07:59 AM
Eric, I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re so lucky to have had him so long.
Feb 13, 2020 08:03 AM
Mel will truly be missed. A great man My deepest sympathy to you all.
Janice and Marc Strauss
Feb 13, 2020 08:05 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences.
Ilene and Marty Goldberg
Feb 13, 2020 08:17 AM
Ruth, Ilene and I send our sincerest condolences to you and the family. Mel was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed.
Jerry and Beverly Rashbaum
Feb 13, 2020 08:21 AM
Dear Ruth and family: So sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. He was a longtime friend, a warm personality and a good organizer of our poker games! Fond family memories will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace.
Marlene & Ben Kuntz
Feb 13, 2020 08:33 AM
Dear Ruth and the entire family,
We are so very sorry to learn of Mel's passing and send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Melvin was a very special guy and we will always remember him with love.
Feb 13, 2020 09:33 AM
I am so sad to see this. My Mom, Doris, would always speak lovingly about cousin Melvin. It is so sad to watch this generation of siblings pass. Much sympathy and prayers to Ruth , Terry, and Jeffrey. Cousin Mel was so sweet to us always.
Feb 13, 2020 09:45 AM
Terri and Family;
What a sweet and humble man your dad was. May his memories remain in your hearts. Sending hugs and prayers. xo
Ruth Strauss Stahl
Feb 13, 2020 09:53 AM
Terry, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. While I never had the privilege of meeting him personally, I loved hearing about him from you & seeing him in your FB posts. I know how special he was to you & your family. Sending love & condolences to all!
Fran and Harry Bernstein
Feb 13, 2020 10:16 AM
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your grandfather
Feb 13, 2020 10:25 AM
Dear Terry & Family
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your dad was a very special person and lived a great life. May you have all the strength to go thru this difficult time.
Feb 13, 2020 10:32 AM
So sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Janice Silvers and Paul Bekman
Feb 13, 2020 10:40 AM
Terry..Paul and I are so sorry to hear about your dad. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Feb 13, 2020 10:46 AM
So sorry for your loss, it was my pleasure getting to know him. I know he will be missed greatly by his family and many many dear friends.
Harriet and Gary Berman
Feb 13, 2020 10:52 AM
Jeff Kabik and family Gary and I were very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Gary always spoke very well of your dad when he was delivering mail to his house for many years.
Amy (Berman) & Mitchell Heyman
Feb 13, 2020 10:55 AM
We are so sad to hear of Mel’s passing. Sending our deepest sympathies to the whole family. May you all find peace sharing your memories of a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Norma and Richard Guth
Feb 13, 2020 11:01 AM
We wish the family our sincere condolences.
We had many years of good times together.
Steve & Carol Landsman
Feb 13, 2020 11:12 AM
Ruthie and Family,
Our deepest sympathies to you. The loss of Mel affects many far and wide. He was the prototype for a stand-up guy; Mel could always be counted on. If you were in a foxhole, you wanted him there with you. Mel was one of the best of the "greatest generation." Actually, he was able to bridge generations, four of them to be exact. Mel could relate to people of all ages. We were truly blessed to know him for so many years and to have him in our lives.
Steve & Carol Landsman
Lynn Rosenthal Jungreis
Feb 13, 2020 11:18 AM
To the entire Kabik family...our condolences on this loss of such a warm, friendly and amazing man. Loved seeing his smile almost everyday when we grew up on Amleigh Road. You have so many cherished memories.
Faye and Abe Adler
Feb 13, 2020 11:21 AM
Dear Ruthie and Family,
WE are profoundly saddened by Mel's passing. You and Mel are treasured friends. We enjoyed hearing his Marine experiences of which he was so proud. He was a good man, and we will miss him.
Edie & Stan Brown
Feb 13, 2020 11:50 AM
We have many wonderful memories of times we shared together. Stan & I are sending you deepest sympathies condolences& prayers.
Feb 13, 2020 11:55 AM
So sorry for your loss.
Eunice & Jeffrey Katz
Feb 13, 2020 12:24 PM
Terry and family, We were so sad to learn of your amazing Dad's passing. We were able to follow his incredible journey through life thanks to your Facebook page. He was a true hero both as a brave veteran and a wonderful father. He will live on through the many happy times you shared with him. May his memory be a blessing.
Charles and Jackie Kolbe
Feb 13, 2020 01:08 PM
To the Kabik family, we are very saddened to hear about Melvin’s passing. He was a true mensch, and will be missed by all.
Jill and Brian Cohen
Feb 13, 2020 01:17 PM
Jeff and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you at this difficult time.
staqnley & barbara davis
Feb 13, 2020 01:27 PM
Ruthie, sorry to hear of mels passing. I thought of him as the bionic man. we have known him for years. a great man. may you only have wonderful memories.
Hillel and Loni Goldman
Feb 13, 2020 01:48 PM
Dear Kabik Family,
I remember your family so fondly. I believe every year around Passover time, Mel would stop by our home and bring a jar of "gefilta fish" for no other reason then to express genuine friendship. He will be missed by many. May his memory be a source of comfort for your entire family.
With much respect,
Hillel and Loni
(Son of Emanual and Noa Goldman)
Lynn and David Polashuk
Feb 13, 2020 02:11 PM
Terry, we are sorry to hear about your Father's passing. It seems he had a long and wonderful life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joan Eve Shea-Cohen
Feb 13, 2020 04:28 PM
My sincere condolences to Ruthie and Terry and Family on the passing of Mel. I spent some wonderful times with Mel and Ruthie on our memorable ski trip and social get togethers.
We go back a long time as friends.
May Mel’s memory be for a Blessing.
Rhoda and Stanley Brown
Feb 13, 2020 05:11 PM
Oh the glorious days with Phyliss and Sid Ruthie and Mel. We love your entire family and Mel’s loss gives us a pain in our heart. A warm kind man who was always willing to help anyone anytime. Our love and deepest sympathy to the entire Kabik and Newberger families
Mignon and Rene
Feb 13, 2020 07:16 PM
Mel Kabik was an American hero. He was one of the greats of the greatest generation..a tough Marine, a tender loving husband and father, an adoring grandfather and great-grandfather, and a steadfast and gracious friend. We were lucky to have met Mel and his beautiful life companion, Ruthie when Andy brought their daughter, the marvelous Ms Terry into our lives...Mel's physical body betrayed him in recent years, but his mind was sharp to the end..he was aware of the world around him and was never shy about voicing his opinion. Mel we hardly knew ye but were honored to have been part of your life for a small period of time... rest in peace you wonderful guy...We love you...Mignon and Rene
Gail and Eddie Hyatt
Feb 13, 2020 10:32 PM
Terry and Family,
We are very sorry about the passing of your amazing Dad. He will be missed by all that knew him. Hope the great memories help get you through this tough time.
Ina and Bill Leboe
Feb 13, 2020 11:53 PM
Dear Terry - So sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Our sincere condolences.
PHYLLIS AND LENNIE ATTMAN
Feb 14, 2020 12:47 AM
MEL WAS THE MOST PATRIOTIC HUMAN BEING TO OUR COUNTRY. HE INSTILLED IT IN ALL OF US. HE WAS PROUD OF HIS FAMILY AND A GREAT FRIEND TO US. REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES. MAY HIS LIFE BE FOR A BLESSING TO ALL. HE WILL BE MISSED. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
Ronnie Book & Family
Feb 14, 2020 07:37 AM
Terry, Ruth & Family,
I’m very sad to hear the news. Mel’s a great man to have in our country & community.
Whenever I saw Mel, he made my day a better day.
Feb 14, 2020 07:51 AM
Terry, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. You are so blessed to have had him for so long. May all the loving memories be a blessing at this time.
Shirley and Murph Grodnitzky Florida
Feb 14, 2020 11:22 AM
Dear Ruthie and Family; Murph and I are so sorry to learn about Mel. What a wonderful caring guy who was always helping others. His family was the most important to him. We have wonderful memories being with you, Mel, Phyllis and Sid and your families. Hope wonderful memories will get you through this difficult time.
Feb 14, 2020 11:25 AM
Mel was truly a unique , interesting, kind person. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate to have known him
Feb 14, 2020 12:28 PM
i hope mel is telling lenny all of his war stories! He was one special Guy and will be remembered
especially as a new memberof the feminist society!
sending love to all of you. barbara orman
The Stappler Family
Feb 14, 2020 02:44 PM
Our condolences to the Kabik family. Mel was a good friend of the family and will be missed.
Alvin and Lois Lapidus
Feb 14, 2020 03:48 PM
December 7,1941, attack on Pearl Harbor and the next day a little kid of 18, Melvin Kabik ran to the Marine Recruiting Office to enlist as a Marine and fight to defend this Great Nation in the fierce battles in the Pacific, surviving the landing on the beaches with rifle overhead in the water and Japs firing down on him from the hills.
Always proud to see the American Flag waiving in front of Gardenview Rd.He was a man of character and honesty.Just a few weeks ago at a visit with him and Ruth, he ask about any business deals out there for us. Active and working to the last day. He was the Best. Being a friend was a privilege. Our condolences to Ruth, Jeffrey,Terry and all of the rest of the family. May he rest in Peace.
Harriet and Jimmy Berg
Feb 14, 2020 05:00 PM
Our very deepest condolences. May all of your beautiful memories serve as comfort during this difficult time. May Mel's memory be a blessing.
Feb 14, 2020 06:16 PM
I interviewed Melvin in 2018 for a book I am writing on the 6th Division. He was delightful and sooo sharp. I am so sorry he has passed. The generation that made America is so rapidly disappearing.
Feb 15, 2020 12:50 AM
Dear Cousin Ruthie and Family
I am very sorry to hear about Melvins death and my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
I am Honey Newburger Jacobson’s daughter, Charlene. I am writing this for myself and my mother. My mother was very fond of you and Melvin and always talked about you.
Bernice and Harvey Fineman
Feb 15, 2020 09:07 AM
The heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others. Mel will be sorely missed. HAPPY IS THE FAMILY WHO CAN CLAIM SUCH A MATRIARCH! We cherish the many memories (and photos) we have of Mel and send love to our dearheart Ruthie and all of the family.
Bernice and Harvey Fineman
Feb 15, 2020 09:11 AM
Alan and Rona Zukerberg
Feb 15, 2020 10:22 AM
Dear Cousin Ruthie and family:
We will miss a great, wise and brave soldier. Sorry that we cannot be with you Sunday. Please know that our thoughts are with you. Alan and Rona.
Feb 15, 2020 10:24 AM
Ruthie: I am away and just heard of Melvin's passing. I have such fond memories of both of you. Melvin was a special person and will be missed. My love to you and the family. Ruthie, I can honestly say, you are the only person that has known me for my entire life. Love you.
Rosanne (Fellerman) Horowitz
Feb 15, 2020 11:18 AM
So very sorry for your loss.
Robin Fainberg Cohen
Feb 15, 2020 12:12 PM
Ruthie and family, I'm truly saddened by the loss of Melvin. My mother, Barbara, loved both of you so much. I have wonderful memories growing up with "Aunt Ruthie and Uncle Mel" as part of my extended family!
May his memory be a blessing. Love, Robin Cohen, and family
Feb 15, 2020 06:46 PM
To Ruthy and the Kabik family. So sorry to hear about Melvin's passing. I share many good memories with you and Melvin. I cannot come to the funeral as I recently had surgery for a fractured hip. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Ellie Ochfeld
Feb 15, 2020 08:06 PM
Dear Melvin was one of a kind. from the greatest generation that protected our country and let us live in freedom. a role model. a man of his word. a man of integrity. humble. said what was on his mind. didn't sugarcoat. talked straight from the heart. Always the truth. I will miss visiting him and listening to his stories and enjoying his company. i am grateful for the time i spent with him and lucky to have met him. always generous with his time and shared great stories.
the last time i saw him, i went with my grandpa. we were sitting with him at the kitchen table talking about this and that. my grandpa fell asleep within 3 minutes of our arrival. But me and melvin had a good laugh about it and joking how my grandpa was really enjoying the company. Melvin never got upset. Me and melvin went to the card room and i asked as many questions as i could(as i always tried to do with him) and he answered every one. An hour later, we went back to the kitchen and my grandpa woke up (said it was the best sleep hes had and he should come by more often), Melvin was glad to hear my grandpa was well rested.
I will miss hanging out with Melvin. Thank you for being a good friend. Rest in peace. Thank you for your service.
Katya and Craig Smith
Feb 15, 2020 08:48 PM
Dear Terry and family, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Melvin was an amazing big hearted and kind person, he will be missed greatly. Keeping you all in our hearts through this difficult time.
Annette and Joe Cooper
Feb 15, 2020 10:57 PM
Dear Ruthie and Family,
Mel will be missed by all. We go back so many years from Laurel Hills, Bonnie View, and Woodholme Country Clubs.Mel was a wonderful and true friend. He was such a proud Marine, and we enjoyed his birthday parties where Marines were always present. We also enjoyed our Tuesday night dinners together for many years.
Goodby dear friend. May you rest in peace.
Gary Seidman, Amy Akman and Family
Feb 16, 2020 07:22 AM
Jeffrey, Rachel and Family,
We were so sorry to hear the loss of your father and grandfather, Melvin. I did business with him when I was with Seidman Glass Company. He was a pleasure to deal with. We send our condolences to your whole family.
Jill and Roy Bordenick
Feb 16, 2020 08:34 AM
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you and hoping your wonderful memories will provide comfort to you.
Feb 16, 2020 09:11 AM
Terry and family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Feb 16, 2020 01:05 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Mel.
Feb 16, 2020 01:46 PM
Terry Family, so sorry for your loss. Just want you to know I am thinking of you. May he rest in peace.
Feb 16, 2020 01:46 PM
To Ruthie and the Kabik family,
Melvin truly lived life with such love and kindness and he spread this to many. May the memories warm your heart and feel his kind spirit around you and above.
Martin and Susan butter
Feb 16, 2020 02:21 PM
We are so sorry for your loss
Dr. Joel L. Sereboff
Feb 16, 2020 06:19 PM
When I lived in Baltimore (now living in California), I was honored to be his friend. We frequently had lunch together, and I so enjoyed hearing his war stories. He was a hero, a man of valor, my mentor in many ways .... as good as they come.
Feb 16, 2020 09:41 PM
Dear Ruthie and family
I am so sorry for your loss . May all of your memories help you at this sad time, and may he Rest In Peace
Rona & Ed Casel
Feb 17, 2020 09:45 AM
Dear Ruthie & the whole Kabik Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Melvin! He was a very special guy and will be missed by all that knew him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time!
The Magarill Family
Feb 17, 2020 12:48 PM
Our condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your at this time!
Elaine and Hugo Kuntz
Feb 17, 2020 01:17 PM
We are so sorry to hear about Mel. He was a wonderful man and we have many fond memories of our times together. We send our condolences to all of you from our hearts.
Beth "Betsy" Stein
Feb 17, 2020 05:55 PM
Uncle Mel was one of a kind. He was always there to help and guide you in whatever you were doing. He actually offered his suit he was wearing . Many times Uncle Mel would proudly show off his tools and his tool room. My mom, Trish, adored him and thought he was the best brother anyone could possibly have I remember way back when Aunt Ruthie and Uncle Melvin took me skiing to 7 Springs. I used to live at their house in the summers and we had the best time. He always smiled and was glad to see you.
I will truly miss him and his happy disposition. You were so lucky if you had the good fortune of knowing him. Love you Uncle Melvin.
Debra and Maurice Furchgott
Feb 18, 2020 10:57 AM
Mel was a lovely man
Carol and Stu Felderstein
Feb 24, 2020 02:49 PM
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mel. May the wonderful memories of a life well lived sustain you through these difficult days.