Harriet Kabat, 71, of Marco Island, FL and Coram, NY, passed away on October 8th. Daughter of the late Ann and Joseph Schneider of Long Island, NY she was born June 22, 1942. Harriet graduated from Herricks High School in 1960, and later attended Hofstra University. She married Leonard Kabat in 1964, and they lived together in Coram, before relocating to Marco Island in 2011.
Harriet was the Executive Director of Kids for Kids, a children’s theater program on Long Island, for almost 25 years. She was passionate about providing theater education and performance opportunities for young people, to build confidence and self-esteem. She loved to travel and spend time with her grandchildren, especially while vacationing on Marco Island.
Harriet is survived by Leonard Kabat, her husband of almost 50 years, four children: Susan Schuman of Fanwood, NJ; Stephen Kabat ofCoram, NY; Robert Kabat of Oakdale, NY; Nancy Preisler of Kings Park, NY, 8 grandchildren and a sister, Phyllis Reisman, of Forest Hills, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. www.ccfa.org/
A private funeral was held October 11th, on Marco Island. There will be a memorial service in New York, at a later date.