La Salle Community Mourns the Passing of Mr. Edward McCabe
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of longtime teacher and coach at La Salle College High School, Mr. Edward McCabe.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of longtime teacher and coach at La Salle College High School, Mr. Edward McCabe. Below is the full obituary.
McCABE, EDWARD, 81. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, former English teacher and coach at La Salle College High School, died at home in Cinnaminson, NJ on January 21, 2016. The cause of death was complications of Parkinson's disease. Ed was born in the Olney section of Philadelphia on February 8, 1934, the third of five children. His parents were immigrants from County Cavan and County Meath, Ireland. He graduated from North Catholic High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55. He studied English Literature at La Salle College, Temple University, and the University of Delaware.
McCabe was a captain of the La Salle College track team. He was a lifelong runner and a 4:17 miler. In 1980, at the age of 46, he qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon as an excuse to visit his daughter at Boston College. In his later years, despite the limitations of advanced Parkinson's disease, he continued to work out at the gym almost daily. Ed and Sally Myers, also from Olney, were married on August 26, 1959. The couple had three children: Mary, Peter, and Paul. Ed taught English at La Salle College High School for over 30 years and inspired thousands of students. He also assisted with the cross-country team. Ed, Sally and their family settled in Riverton, NJ where Ed served on the Boards of both the elementary school and the public library, always fighting to promote education.
Ed is survived by his wife Sally, daughter Mary and son-in-law Sam Joffe, son Peter and daughter-in-law DeeDee, son Paul and daughter-in-law Srisucha, brothers John and Bernard, sister Joan, grandchildren Alexis, McKenzie, Meredith, Acacia and Jasmine. Ed's brother Phillip died in 2008.
A Memorial Service is planned for the spring.
Published on Philly.com on Jan. 27, 2016