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Donald Paul McCabe

Donald Paul McCabe

Donald Paul McCabe, age 95, of Quincy, died on Sunday, March 6, 2022 in the Illinois Veterans Home. He was born on September 8, 1926 in Quincy, a son of Paul and Louise (Ellegsen)

McCabe. He married Juanita June Gibbs on October 25, 1947 in Quincy. She died on May 15, 1978.

Don was a graduate of Quincy High School. He was a WWII Veteran with the United States Navy serving his country in the South Pacific.

Don was employed at Gates Radio Corporation/Harris Corporation for forty-three years retiring in 1987. He went on to work at Merkel's Hardware. After Merkel's, he worked at Sam's Club as a greeter.

He was proud to have participated in a Great River Honor Flight and was a member of the American Legion Post #37.

Don loved being outdoors playing baseball for many years and treasured the time spent with his family, going fishing, boating, and camping. Taking the grandsons creek walking was one of his favorite things to do.

He has three children from his first marriage: Tara (Maurice) August, Donna (Mark) Bergman and Michael (Carol) McCabe and three grandchildren, all of Quincy.

Don later married Judy Reno Hayden in May 1986 in Quincy and she survives.

Along with Judy came a wonderful family of five children: Mark (Janet) Reno, Linda (Mike) Zanger, Stacy (Steve) Achilles all of Quincy, Jason Reno of Bourbonnais, IL and Molly (Robert) Neisen of Quincy; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law Joe Gibson and Jerry Wilper.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home by Fr. Zach Edgar.

Interment in Greenmount Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Illinois Veterans Home or Blessing Hospice.

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Condolences

From:
Pat & Dick Wentura
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Judy and Family,
Just a note to tell you we thought that Don was a very good man and we miss him every time we leave Sam's.
As ever,
Pat & Dick Wentura
From:
Peggy Litt and Brad Shaffer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We often stopped to talk to Don at Sam's just to see how the family was doing. He was a man of few words but always seemed pleased that I had asked. We miss seeing him there. Our sympathies to all the family. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
From:
Mecki Kosin
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To the family - Don was a great guy! Always had something nice to say! I have missed him since he retired from Sam's Club, and hoped to see him in the Vets Home when I can be in more buildings than the chapel! Rest in peace, Don! To the family, sympathy and condolences from both Ron and myself!
From:
Frances, Dale and Kay
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Tara, Donna and Mike
Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your father. Don was a great guy, Please know you are all in our hearts and prayers.
From:
Janet DeJaynes
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy, Molly and families,
My deepest condolences, at this difficult time.
May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you comfort.
I remember seeing Don at Sam's as he greeted the customers.
With Love,
Janet
From:
Peter Gibson
Berwyn, IL
Comments:
In rememberance of my Uncle Don I am deeply saddened that he has passed away, but instead of mourning his loss, I thought I would offer a few words in celebration of the life that he lived with us all. Uncle Don came into my life when he married my favorite Aunt Judy some 36 years ago. They say that opposites attract. Well in the case of my Uncle Don and Aunt Judy there is plenty of evidence that proves that theory. To say that Aunt Judy is boisterous is a gross understatement, her energy and positive vibes is why she was always my favorite Aunt. But it doesnt stop with just Aunt Judy as she was a package deal including my favorite cousins, Mark, Linda, Stacey, Jason and Mollie and all their families. I smile as I recognize that it took a special man to fit into Aunt Judy's "gang". Uncle Don was the perfect fit, always at Aunt Judy's side. He was a simple man, passive in nature, quick to laugh and so easy to like. It should also be mentioned that Uncle Don served our nation with honor, an US Navy veteran of both WWII and the Korean War. He and my father Glenn J. Gibson had that in common, as my father also served in the US Navy and fought for our country in Korea and Vietnam. My condolences go out to my Aunt Judy, who has always been both my mother's sister and best friend and to my cousins and all their family. I truly wish that my health was better and allowed me to pay my respects in person. Please know that I will be there in spirit. May you rest in peace Uncle Don, I love you.
Sincerely,
Your Nephew Peter J. Gibson
From:
Jake and Jeff Stroot
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Linda
To you and your family we send hugs and prayers. Just know know we are thinking of you.
From:
Dale Hilgenbrinck
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Tara, Donna and Mike: Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. May he rest eternally in the Arms of the Lord. I also knew your beloved Mother years ago when I worked for the Quincy School District.
From:
John Helm
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mike - Very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting him personally.
From:
Mary E Cary
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Judy - I always enjoyed seeing Don at Sams. He always had a smile for everyone.
Judy you may remember I worked with you at Quincy Compressor.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Mary Cary
From:
Tanya Rockwell
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My deepest sympathies to the family. Don is someone I had the pleasure of working with for almost 20 years of my life at Merkels and Sam’s club. I had the greatest respect for him, his words of advice and love of life. He will be missed by so many. I’m grateful to know him. Good man.
From:
Chuck & Sandy Polley
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Tara, Donna, Mike sorry for the loss of your Dad. Don was a great man he always spoke to me at Sam's
From:
JoAnne Bevenour Klingele
Liberty, IL
Comments:
I knew Don a long time ago before my 1st husband Joe died in 1999. Don and him were best friends. I met him again at Sam's it was nice to talk to him again. Joe was best man at Don and Judy's wedding. He will be missed. Both families have my sympathies and condolences. JoAnne Bevenour- Klingele
From:
Jane dietrich
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mike and family
Sorry to read about your dads passing. Prayers during this difficult time
From:
Dave & Sue Lockhart
North Canton, OH
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy & prayers to all the family.
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From:
John and Judy Hoffman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.