Donald McCabe, retired banker

December 27, 2017

Donald McCabe, 72, of Georgetown, passed away at a friend's home Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, after a long, courageous, and painful battle with cancer.

He is survived by his mother, Phyllis E. McCabe; his brother, Robert (Beaver) G. McCabe; and several nieces and nephews. His father, William (Bill) F. McCabe, passed away in 1988. He is also survived by a special friend, William (Bill) Via.

Donald was born in Peninsula General Hospital, Salisbury, Md., March 3, 1945. He was raised and lived in the Bishopville, Md., area until 1985 at which time he moved into his new log cabin in Delaware. He graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1963, and studied for two years at the University of Maryland, College Park. Donald was employed by E. I. DuPont, Seaford, before starting work at the Exchange & Savings Bank (now PNC) in Berlin, Md. He later became the branch manager at the bank in Bishopville. He started work at Baltimore Trust Company (now PNC) in 1980 and later became the manager of the Rehoboth branch. After retiring from PNC, Donald did independent accounting work for some area churches and businesses. Before moving to Delaware, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved gardening and was a collector of Mother Earth magazines which he read from cover to cover.

Donald had an excellent tenor voice and performed with many groups in several different musicals, toured in Ireland, and sang in numerous weddings. He loved all kinds of music from Southern Gospel to Classical. His group involvements included the Alphas, the Worcester Chorale, the Possum Point Players and the Asbury Church Choir.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Donald had requested that any memorial gifts be made to Asbury United Methodist Church Choir, ATTN: Janice, 1401 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801, or Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Ctr., 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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