ROBERT JOHN MCCABE - HELENDALE, Calif. - Robert John McCabe, 85, passed away at his home in Helendale, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2013. Robert was born in 1928 in Plattsburgh, N.Y., to Mary and Bernard McCabe. He and his first wife, Tina, raised their five girls in South Burlington until 1970, when they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Bob was a prominent real estate agent for many years, and moved to Southern California where he retired from a successful finance career. He was proud to be a World War II Navy Veteran. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Moncel, Mary Botts, Shawn Schifo, and Karen Gatewood; his stepchildren, Donna Baker, Michael McCabe, Christie Ogboin, and Rosie McCabe; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his precious Golden Retriever, "Baby Girl Sandi". He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Kathleen McGee; and his beloved wife, Margaret McCabe. Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Oakdale Memorial Park, 1401 S. Grand Ave., Glendora, CA 91740. A celebration of his life will be held afterward from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1373 E. Las Tunes Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776, where he was a Past Exalted Ruler.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 20, 2013