Edward S. McCabe, 97, of Merion, physician

Edward S. McCabe
Edward S. McCabe
Posted: June 06, 2014

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.

He taught at Temple University as an associate professor of medicine and served six years as chief of medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was on staff at Presbyterian Hospital for 35 years and maintained a private practice as an internist in Center City.

Also an author and editor, Dr. McCabe contributed research papers to the Annals of Internal Medicine and edited the 12-volume Keystone Books of Medicine for J.B. Lippincott & Co.

A championship golfer with a much-admired "sweet" swing, he belonged to Whitemarsh Valley Country Club and later was a 40-year member of St. Davids Golf Club in Wayne. He and his wife teamed up to win the Cristie Bowl and the Metzler Cup. She died in 2010.

In person, he was forthright. "He told you what he thought, but he had a heart of gold," said daughter Patricia Majestic.

Besides his daughter, he is survived by sons Edward and Paul; another daughter, Julia; and eight grandchildren.

A 9:30 a.m. visitation will be followed by an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 5, at St. Margaret Parish, 208 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth. Burial will be on Friday, June 6, in Lock Haven.

Donations may be made to the University of Notre Dame, c/o James S. Barry, Assistant Director, Development Donor Services, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, Ind. 46556.


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