Edward S. McCabe, 97, of Merion, a physician in Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 1, of congestive heart failure at home.
Born in Lock Haven, Pa., he earned a bachelor of science degree at the University of Notre Dame. While there, he lettered in golf, won an intercollegiate championship, and played with the leading golfers of the day in the 1938 Hershey Open.
He went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A regimental surgeon serving in Europe during World War II, he returned stateside to serve a residency in internal medicine at Philadelphia General Hospital.
During his appointment as a fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute in New York City, he met Mary Patricia Nichols, who was working at the institute as a biochemist. They were married in 1952 in New York City and settled in Merion.