Joseph McCabe, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Mr. McCabe was born in Clydebank, Scotland, the son of the late Bernard and the late Rosina (Meehan) McCabe. During WWII, he survived the Clydebank Blitz on March 13-14, 1941. As a youth, he was a member of the Army Cadet force and he presented the key to the city of Largs to the King of Norway in 1942. Mr. McCabe came to the United States in 1949. He was a US Army veteran from 1952-1954 during the Korean War, serving with the 821st Engineer Aviation Battalion, Company B, of the AF: SCARWAF (Special Contingent Army Recognized With Air Force). He became a US citizen in 1955.
Joseph resided in the Paterson/Haledon area before settling in Newfoundland, in 1963. Mr. McCabe was the fleet director for Railway Express in Garden City, NY; fleet director for Hemingway Transport in New Bedford, MA; later becoming the vice-president of Carretta Trucking in Paramus; then the vice-president of Bee-Way Transport in New York.
Mr. McCabe is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Connie Gail (Whitehead); his loving children, Ben and his wife Sharon McCabe, and Doreen Bosch; his cherished grandchildren Heather, Shannon and Kevin McCabe, and Harrison and Tom Bosch; and his devoted brother John.
He was predeceased by his son Kevin, and granddaughter Jennifer Bosch.
All services were private at the request of the family.
Memorial donations in Mr. McCabe's memory may be made to your favorite charity or organization.