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 retirement, he and his wife "Cookie" 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 the 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 was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lillian "Cookie" Litchman McCabe, who passed away in 2008; brothers, Maurice, Francis and Philip McCabe; 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; sisters, Catherine McCabe, Wilkes-Barre, Helen Seerey, Millersville, Md., Maureen Moran, Wyoming, and Maureen Francis, RSM, Dallas.
The family thanks the staff of St. Luke's Villa and Commonwealth Hospice for the care and support given to Joe and his family.
Funeral services 9 a.m. Monday at 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 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, 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.
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 24, 2013