James J. McCabe Jr.

February 21, 1960August 14, 2012

Detective James J. McCabe, Jr died on August 14, 2012. He was 52 years old. He was born February 21, 1960 to James J Sr and Katherine Anne McCabe in Yonkers, New York. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School and graduated from Gorton High School, where he was a standout quarterback. On May 1,1987 James was sworn in as a Yonkers Police Officer. This began a highly decorated career. He began his career in patrol at the 3rd precinct on Riverdale Avenue. His passion and hard work for law enforcement lead his career to the Warrant Squad. He was detailed to the FBI‘s Violent Crimes Task Force. As his outstanding career progressed he was appointed to Detective on January 14, 2002. In December 2010 he was transferred to work in the highly Specialized Intelligence Unit. During his notable career he received Honorable Mentions, Journal News Awards, Commendations, Certificates of Police Excellence and Unit Citations. James was not only an outstanding police detective, but an athlete as well. He played on the PBA softball team, eventually organizing the Softball B Team ,continuing to play and coach. His love for football lead him to coach the Carmel Chiefs for several years. A diehard Yankee and Jets fan like no other. James is survived by his devoted wife and best friend Marybeth and his loving son Patrick. He is also survived by his parents James J. Sr. and Katherine Anne McCabe, his brother Thomas McCabe, Tara Parness, Eileen McCabe, Mother-in Law Barbara Condon Ryan and many in-laws, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly and will miss him greatly. To Patty, Bobby and Krissy forever in his heart. For Ty whose unconditional devotion and love, donations in lieu of flowers to Putnam Humane Society, 68 Old Route Six, Carmel New York 10512. Visiting hours will be in the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Sunday August 19th from 2-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday August 20th at 11am in Sacred Heart Church. Cremation service will follow at Ferncliff Crematory Chapel, Hartsdale, N.Y. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10703 (914)965-5488


  • Visitation Sunday, August 19, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 20, 2012

James J. McCabe Jr.

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Dennis Fernandez

February 25, 2013

Hey Jim , I will never forget you and how you helped me in the streets doing the job. You was compassinate, empathathetic and a man of integrity. You will be greatly missed. May God watch over your family......Dennis Fernandez

Lissi Alcivar

November 17, 2012

Marybeth....I was so saddened to hear about Jimmy's passing. I hope you and Patrick find the strength to go on with your lives because that's what Jimmy would want. Stay strong for each other.

Scott Trainor

September 5, 2012

Jimmy.....I will always remember the great times down Kinsley park playing football and everything else we could think of that would keeps us entertained. And Colgate Ave just hanging out! I can still see us at 14 years old waitig to be 16 and getting our first car! We had some fun together and got away with antic's we should have gotten caught doing!! LOL RIP Jimmy........I can't stop thinking of you.

Maureen Corbett

September 4, 2012

I am so very sad to learn of Jimmy's passing. My sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. May you find peace after this terrible loss.

Mark traub

August 23, 2012

Hi Jimmy it's mark Traub. I hope your wife and son will. Be ok. I was at dunwoodie and hadn't seen you in a long time sacred heart grade gs and gorton. Hs my heart goes out to Marybeth and Patrick My son Philip died. On his Harley. On 8-13-12. At 21 it's a huge loss for my family to your family my thoughts and heart and prayers are with you all regards mark Traub

Donald clark

August 22, 2012

Rest in peace jimmy.We all will miss you.

August 20, 2012

Hearing of Jimmy's passing was a shock to say the least. I've know jim since the age of 12 we used to hang out in the park and just be kids. The kids included were Barbara Mitchell, Scott Trainor, Tara McCabe, And myself Frank "libby" Liberati. My heart felt prayers are for the family. God Bless you all

Chris Melvin & Family

August 20, 2012

Godspeed & RIP Jimmy

Bill & Mary Ellen Scaplehorn

August 20, 2012

Our prayers go out to the McCabe family at this time of sorrow. Rest in Peace Jim and we can only continue to pray that a cure is found for this disease

Theresa McSpedon

August 19, 2012

Deepest condolences to all in the McCabe family. Jimmy was taken way to soon. Jimmy wil always be remembered. God bless you all. - your old neighbors from Morsemere Ave., The McSpedon Family