FORT MOTTE – Mr. Joseph Monteith McCabe Jr., 81, of 36 McCords Ferry Road, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, night in Providence Hospital, Columbia. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Matthews Parish Episcopal Church. Mr. McCabe was born in St. Matthews to the late Joseph Monteith McCabe and Clara Tennent McCabe Gribbin. He was a graduate of The Citadel with a BS Degree in Civil Engineering. He earned a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He retired as assistant State Bridge Engineer for New Design from the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation after 33 years of service. Mr. McCabe was a member of St. Matthews Parish Episcopal Church, the Association of Citadel Men and the American Legion. He served in the U.S. Navy 105 Construction Battalion (Sea Bees) in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Mr. McCabe served many years as a Boy Scout Master in the Robert E. Lee Council in Richmond, Va. He served as former Chairman of the Bridge Committee of the Highway Research Board, Charlottesville, Va. And was a member of the Transportation Board, Washington, D.C. He was a fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Professional Engineers licensed in Virginia and South Carolina. Survivors: his wife, Mrs. Anne Pitts McCabe of the home; son, Joseph Monteith McCabe III, of Charleston; daughter, Mrs. Virginia McCabe (Kenny) Trexler of Greensboro, N.C.; brother, James Tennent McCabe, of Clemson; two grandchildren, Michael Wayne Kahn, of Greensboro, N.C., Elizabeth Montieth Trexler, of Baltimore; great-grandson, Dylan McCabe Kahn, of Harrisonburg, Va. Friends may call at the residence and Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to The Citadel Development Foundation, c/o The Citadel, Charleston, SC 29409 or to St. Matthews Parish Episcopal Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 447, St. Matthews, SC 29135.
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