In memory of
Raymond Gavin McCabe
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In memory of
Raymond Gavin McCabe
Raymond Gavin McCabe Palm Desert - Raymond Gavin McCabe of Palm Desert died peacefully at home on August 14, 2019, at the age of 85. His family was by his side. Ray was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His engaging smile and warm greetings charmed everyone he met. His skill at storytelling, his dry humor and sarcastic wit kept his family and friends laughing and entertained. He loved his country, his church, John Wayne, and westerns. He will be remembered for his strength of character, his kindness, his generosity, his charitable ways and the importance he placed on the value of an education. Ray is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jo Ann McCabe, and four daughters, Caroline McCabe of Murrieta, Sue McCabe of Edmonds, WA, Cindy McCabe of San Diego and Mollie Baker [spouse Christopher Baker] of Palm Desert. He is further survived by seven grandchildren, Ryan Harris, Chad Harris, Trevor Harris, D.J. Harris, Chase Baker [spouse Grae Baker], Haylie Baker and Sadie McCabe and three great grandchildren. Ray was born in the Bronx, New York, on October 7, 1933, to parents Raymond Joseph McCabe and Caroline Mallett McCabe. He was raised in New Rochelle, NY, by his loving parents along with his two younger siblings, who he is survived by, Herbert McCabe [spouse Louise McCabe], of Indian Wells, and Patricia McCabe [spouse Fred Boland, sons Fletcher and Collins], of Hamilton, MA. He had an idyllic childhood remaining lifelong friends with the "Inverness Road Gang" of neighborhood boys. He played football at New Rochelle High School. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1956, where he played lacrosse and was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. After marrying and starting a family, he moved to Orange County, California, for a management position with Starkist Foods. He worked extremely hard but prioritized family time taking month long summer vacations. Typical travels included renting a tent trailer, packing up the family, and hauling both by station wagon to multiple national parks throughout the United States. He retired after 27 successful years with the company and spent his remaining 30 plus years living primarily in Palm Desert, where he was a member of the Shadow Mountain Golf Club and ushered at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. During his retirement, he enjoyed a second home in Big Bear, where he spent his summers bird watching and hosting an annual croquet party, and he traveled the world with his wife by cruise ship, taking over 30 excursions, including voyages to Alaska, Hawaii, Europe and South America. Ray will be missed immensely by his wife and family, who loved him dearly and will remain forever grateful for the strong closeness of the family due in great part to his love, loyalty, and leadership. His greatest legacy is indeed the positive influence he has made in shaping the character, education and values of his children and grandchildren. Funeral services to be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California, at 11:00 a.m. on September 14, 2019. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church or Camp Stevens would be appreciated.
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In memory of
Raymond Gavin McCabe
Raymond Gavin McCabe Palm Desert - Raymond Gavin McCabe of Palm Desert died peacefully at home on August 14, 2019, at the age of 85. His family was by his side. Ray was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His engaging smile and warm greetings charmed everyone he met. His skill at storytelling, his dry humor and sarcastic wit kept his family and friends laughing and entertained. He loved his country, his church, John Wayne, and westerns. He will be remembered for his strength of character, his kindness, his generosity, his charitable ways and the importance he placed on the value of an education. Ray is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jo Ann McCabe, and four daughters, Caroline McCabe of Murrieta, Sue McCabe of Edmonds, WA, Cindy McCabe of San Diego and Mollie Baker [spouse Christopher Baker] of Palm Desert. He is further survived by seven grandchildren, Ryan Harris, Chad Harris, Trevor Harris, D.J. Harris, Chase Baker [spouse Grae Baker], Haylie Baker and Sadie McCabe and three great grandchildren. Ray was born in the Bronx, New York, on October 7, 1933, to parents Raymond Joseph McCabe and Caroline Mallett McCabe. He was raised in New Rochelle, NY, by his loving parents along with his two younger siblings, who he is survived by, Herbert McCabe [spouse Louise McCabe], of Indian Wells, and Patricia McCabe [spouse Fred Boland, sons Fletcher and Collins], of Hamilton, MA. He had an idyllic childhood remaining lifelong friends with the "Inverness Road Gang" of neighborhood boys. He played football at New Rochelle High School. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1956, where he played lacrosse and was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. After marrying and starting a family, he moved to Orange County, California, for a management position with Starkist Foods. He worked extremely hard but prioritized family time taking month long summer vacations. Typical travels included renting a tent trailer, packing up the family, and hauling both by station wagon to multiple national parks throughout the United States. He retired after 27 successful years with the company and spent his remaining 30 plus years living primarily in Palm Desert, where he was a member of the Shadow Mountain Golf Club and ushered at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. During his retirement, he enjoyed a second home in Big Bear, where he spent his summers bird watching and hosting an annual croquet party, and he traveled the world with his wife by cruise ship, taking over 30 excursions, including voyages to Alaska, Hawaii, Europe and South America. Ray will be missed immensely by his wife and family, who loved him dearly and will remain forever grateful for the strong closeness of the family due in great part to his love, loyalty, and leadership. His greatest legacy is indeed the positive influence he has made in shaping the character, education and values of his children and grandchildren. Funeral services to be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California, at 11:00 a.m. on September 14, 2019. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church or Camp Stevens would be appreciated.
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