Joseph G. McCabe, 84, a resident of Harveys Lake, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 22, 2013, at Commonwealth Hospice at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.
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He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 16, 1929, a son of the late Francis and Mary McGuire McCabe. He was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Prior to his retirement, along with his wife, "Cookie," they were the owners and operators of McCabe's Barney Inn in Wilkes-Barre for 45 years.
Joseph was a member of the Luzerne County Tavern Owner's Association and the South Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club. He also was a member of the South Wilkes-Barre Sportsmen's Club and American Legion Post 967, Harveys Lake.
Joseph was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake.
He enjoyed NASCAR races, his family, and playing pool with his grandsons.
He has been preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lillian "Cookie" Litchman McCabe, in 2008. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Maurice, Francis and Philip McCabe, and sisters, Nancy McCabe and Joan McCabe, RSM.
Surviving are his daughters, Marilyn Kornoski and her husband, Mark, Harveys Lake; and Karen Rose and her husband, Kevin, Trucksville; son, Joseph McCabe and his wife, Susan, Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, Mark Cale and Michael Kornoski, Kevin and Christopher Rose; and sisters, Catherine McCabe, Wilkes-Barre; Helen Seerey, Millersville, Md.; Maureen Moran, Wyoming; and Maureen Francis, RSM, Dallas.
The family of would like to thank the staff of St. Luke's Villa and Commonwealth Hospice for their care and support given to Joe and his family.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.
Interment with military honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joseph's memory may be sent to the Retirement Fund of the Sisters of Mercy, P.O. Box 369, Dallas, PA 18612.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Joseph's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 24, 2013