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Ebe Chandler McCabe, Jr.

August 1, 1933 ~ August 22, 2022 (age 89)


Ebe Chandler McCabe, Jr. “Sonny” age 89 of Yardley, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2022 at his home in Sutphin Pines. Born in Philadelphia, he was a longtime Yardley resident.

He was a graduate of John M Clayton High School in Frankford, Delaware before graduating at the U.S. Naval Academy and a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served on nuclear submarines and attained the rank of Captain. He also served as a Section Chief for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). During the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident of 1979, he supervised the NRC incident response center and responded on-site at TMI.  His career as a public servant spanned more than 38 years.  Captain McCabe, being well traveled and expressive, was the author of three books.

Additionally, he bred and showed cats for about 20 years and wrote articles for a magazine from the Cat Fanciers Association.

Son of the late Ebe Chandler, Sr., and Veronica Teresa (Coulis) McCabe, he was predeceased by his son, Michael, his brother, Harley William McCabe “Happy” and his Soul mate, Eliot Marshall. He is survived by his son, Keith C McCabe of Texas, his daughter, Gayna M Carmichael of Runcorn, England, his daughter, Lisa Palmer of West Chester, PA, his stepdaughter, Brooke Evans of Oregon, his grandchildren, great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his sister, Phyllis Davis.

Captain McCabe was a wonderful and highly respected man, a blessing for his family, friends, and community, and he will be greatly missed.

Private services will be held in Bucks County, PA, in November.

Memorial contributions in Captain McCabe's name can be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (

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Carey Cemetery
37 Frankford Avenue
Frankford, DE 19945


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