June 11, 1930 – April 5, 2016
Oliver F. Cabana, of Fort Myers, Fla., a former Buffalo banker and business owner, died April 5 in Coral Trace Health Care, Cape Coral, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 85.
Born in Buffalo, he was the grandson of Oliver J. Cabana Jr., a wealthy manufacturer of liquid veneer products whose legacy includes the Cabana Hall of Man at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Mr. Cabana was a graduate of Nichols School and Boston College and served stateside in the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954.
Returning from service, he joined Marine Midland Bank as a teller and advanced to vice president before retiring from the bank in 1984. In 1985, he purchased the Cordovano Co., a supplier and manufacturer of mechanical measuring tools, and remained with the company as a consultant after he sold it in the mid 1990s.
An ice dancer and hockey player, he was a former president of the Buffalo Skating Club. He also enjoyed golfing and was a former director of the Cherry Hill Club in Ridgeway, Ont. He was an avid squash player at the University Club of Buffalo and served on its council.
He moved to Florida in the late 1990s, but returned to the family cottage in Bay Beach, Ont., every summer.
Survivors include five daughters, Linda Fasterling, Elizabeth, Nancy Saya, Molly Baxter and Susan Rebadow; a son, Stephen; his former wife, Margaret; a sister, Sister Mary Oliver; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held this summer in Bay Beach, Ont.