On Monday, February 6, 2023, Myron W. McCabe of Scottsdale, Arizona, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully at the age of 88.
Mac was born in Steele, North Dakota on March 10, 1934, and was raised on a farm ten miles north of Steele. He graduated from Steele High school in 1952.
In 1954 he enlisted in the US Army to attend the Nike Fire Control School at Fort Bliss, Texas during the Korean War, and reached the rank of SPC 6.
He met Marlene while stationed at Montrose Beach in Chicago, Illinois and married in 1957. While attending NDSU Mac and Marlene had three of their four children and in 1961 he received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
He moved multiple times with Western Electric as an Radar Test Engineer.
One of his favorite places was Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, a Nike Antiballistic test site . In 1970 he worked as a Test Evaluation Engineer at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and later transferred to the Antiballistic Missile Site near Langdon, North Dakota. In 1989 he was honored to accept a six month assignment at the Pentagon conducting special assignments under the Secretary of Defense for Operation Research. In 1991 he accepted a two year assignment in Heidelberg, Germany at the US Army Europe Operations Research Analysis Office.
He and Marlene travelled extensively throughout Europe and in 1993 they returned to Las Cruces, New Mexico where he retired from Civil Service in 1994.
Mac enjoyed hunting and fly fishing and introduced his love of his hobbies to his children and grandchildren. Mac had an interest in the news, weather and NDSU Bison football. He was very witty, had great 'one liners' and was very proud of his North Dakota heritage.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Marie McCabe; and brother, Norman.
Mac is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marlene; his four children, Debra, Linda (Bob) Anderson, Mike (Amy), and Rich; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Janice Strang ,Curtis (Betty), Patsy and Donna Lewis.
He was a proud Veteran and will be laid to rest 11 a.m. Friday, May 26 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.