Francis Patrick (Frank) McCabe, 77, of Solomons, Maryland died peacefully on June 2, 2015, due to complications from cancer. He was born December 7, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was raised on the family farm in rural Whitewater by his parents, Thomas Francis McCabe and Gertrude Ann Malone McCabe. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1955 and from Parks College of St. Louis University in 1958, with a degree in Aeronautical Administration. He had a career in the federal government, both in St. Louis and in Washington, DC spanning 41 years, retiring in 1999. The last 27 years were spent in the Office of International Affairs at the Federal Aviation Administration, where he worked directly with foreign countries, particularly Russia and China, on a wide range of international aviation issues.
His two passions, especially in retirement, were active involvement in local Republican politics for the betterment of his county, state and nation; and sailing his boat, the Kelly Ann, in the Chesapeake Bay and down the Intracoastal Waterway to Florida with first mate Nancy.
He was a devout Catholic and an active parishioner at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Solomons, and was involved in many civic, charitable and cultural causes.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Nancy Read McCabe, a son, Thomas Patrick McCabe (Meghan Conklin) of Washington, DC, a daughter, Kelly Ann McCabe (William Plyler) of Los Angeles, CA, a sister, Rita McCabe Jackson Weiss of Mequon, WI, and two grandsons.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 10th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 11th at 11 AM in Our Lady Star of the Sea Providence Room, 225 Alexander Street, Solomons, MD 20688 with Monsignor Michael Wilson officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Calvert Republican Relay For Life Team, c/o CCRCC, 424 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678; or Knights of Columbus #9258 (designated for “Special Fund to Support OLSS School”), P.O. Box 5, Solomons, MD 20688.
Funeral arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home P.A., Lusby, Maryland.