Eugene Robert “Bob” McCabe

August 3, 1940 – February 10, 2019

Eugene Robert “Bob” McCabe

Eugene Robert “Bob” McCabe was born to Eugene and Margaret McCabe on August 3, 1940 and died on February 10, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Peggy McCabe Haag. He is survived by sisters Pat and husband Don Whelan, and Kay and husband Denny Crews; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob graduated from Creighton Prep and Creighton University with a BS degree which led him to a career in business.  Following graduation, he served in the US Navy.  He became the longtime Business Manager at the College of St. Mary where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame for outstanding commitment to the college and a legendary coaching contribution to the athletic program.

Bob spent a lifetime devoted to his Faith, his Family and his Friends. He was a Perpetual Adoration Adorer in the Chapel at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.

His family is grateful to Dr. Cotton and the Staff at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home for their outstanding care of our brother.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 13th from 6pm to 7pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, Feb. 14th at 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.


  • Kay Ponec Posted February 12, 2019 6:35 am

    Sorry to learn of Bob’s death, Please accept my sympathy.

  • Tom Fulcher Posted February 12, 2019 9:49 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his sisters Pat and Kay and Bob’s cousins. Bob was a true friend for over 50 years and he will be missed.

  • Butch Noordam Posted February 12, 2019 2:22 pm

    May God Bless and Keep Always………….Class of ’60

  • Madonna Dolan Bowie Posted February 12, 2019 7:49 pm

    Coach McCabe or Bob was a gem! He made it fun at CSM , being a single guy coaching girls at an all girls college his face turned red many a time!! He remained friends of our family for many years. He truly cared about his family and friends.
    Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord! My sympathy to all his family!

  • Madonna Dolan Bowie Posted February 12, 2019 7:56 pm

    My sympathy to Bob’s family! Coach McCabe was a great guy, pretty brave to coach women’s basketball at CSM! We made his irish face turn red a few times indeed! His commitment to caring for your mom and also about many of his players was enviable. I’ll miss his stories.
    Eternal Rest Bob!
    Madonna CSM 76-79

  • Terry & Sue Sammin Posted February 12, 2019 8:45 pm

    We will miss Bob’s Irish humor & his love of family & friends. We know he will be joining his Mom & Dad & his sister Peggy in heaven. Our condolences to his sisters Pat & Kay & family.

  • Lodowick Crofoot Posted February 12, 2019 10:39 pm

    It is very sad to lose so cherished a friend, my classmate and basketball teammate at St. Margaret Mary’s since sixth grade, almost as small as I then, but way ahead of me and almost all our teammates in speed and athleticism, a future starter, one of the steadiest, at Creighton Prep. My rare returns to Omaha almost always included visits with Bob and sometimes with his parents and his sisters, all lifelong friends. At our last visit, in August, 2017, he was still regaling me with his gift for superb story telling. My heartfelt sympathy to Pat and to Kay and to every loving family member and every person blessed by Bob’s friendship.

    May the Peace of the Lord be with us all.

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