Cayuga Centers mourns the loss of John Cabisca, Jr.

Oct 13, 2015

Cayuga Centers mourns the loss of John Cabisca, Jr. of Moravia and extends condolences to his wife Tina and their entire extended family. John passed away unexpectedly October 9, 2015.   

His obituary reads: 
Born Feb. 24, 1964 in Batavia, N.Y., John was the son of Judith and John Cabisca, Sr.  John was a 1981 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School, later on pursuing a career as a corrections officer at the New York State Cayuga Correctional Facility.  Cherished by many and loved by most, John will be remembered as a warm hearted and devoted husband to his admirably dedicated and affectionate wife of 23 years, Tina.

John, an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed spending his time hunting with his dog, Rooster, and exploring new waters in his search for his next fishing trophy. Unwavering in his love for his grandchildren, John, or “Poppie,” as they commonly referred to him as, found great tranquility in the sounds of their laughter as they chased one another on four wheelers at his home or as he wrapped them in his warm embrace making sure that they knew, “Poppies love hugs.”

Firmly believing in the ideology that everyone deserves to be in receipt of affection, John, along with his wife, found room in his heart to welcome 10 children from the Cayuga Centers Treatment Family Foster Care Program in Auburn, into their home where they discovered what it meant to be part of an environment that was committed to family.

In addition to his wife and nine grandchildren, John is survived by his mother, Judith Cabisca; his four dearest children, Samantha (Eric) Myers, of Moravia, John M. Cabisca, Christopher (Nikkie) Cabisca, of Cortland, and Sidney Cabisca; two esteemed sisters, Julie (Paul) Everson, of Barton, N.Y., and Jillena (Dana) Whitcomb, of Springville, N.Y.; his closest companion, a brother, Jackson (Amanda) Cabisca, and several nieces and nephews.  John was predeceased by his father, John Cabisca Sr.

John and Tina opened their home to numerous youth in our CNY Treatment Family Foster Care Program.  President and CEO Edward Myers Hayes said, “He made an incredible commitment to a lot of kids and to Cayuga Centers.  John touched a lot of lives.”



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