Richard Roger McCabe


1970 – 2022


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Richard Roger McCabe

Richard is survived by Marnie, his wife of 26 years, son Ryan 23, daughter Ashley 20, mother Ingrid Johnson, father Roger McCabe, brother Tim Newton, sisters Angela Rasmussen and Hannah McCabe and many other relatives.  He also had many friends and co-workers, both new and old, who will miss him.

He graduated from Evergreen High School in 1988.  Richard was a hard worker who landed his first job at Albertsons when he was 14.  He worked at La Mexicana, United Building Services, Boeing and the Machinists Union as a Business Rep until his death.

Richard lived in the Burien/White Center area for most of his life.  He was a charming and friendly people person.  He loved his family, friends, community and helping others.

He was active at St. Bernadette Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister, in the Knights of Columbus and as a past member of the parish council.

His years at Boeing/Machinists Union include: Wingline Mechanic, Renton IAM member 25 years, Business Rep since 2012, past District Council Delegate, past Local 751-A Recording Secretary, past Renton HSI Site Safety Committee, past District Audit, Local 751-A Audit, picket captain 2005 & 2008, Chair Advisory Board – White Center Salvation Army, Coordinator Toy & Joy & Back to School Shopping Event, Community Service Volunteer, Organizing Volunteer and Legislative Volunteer.

(From your Aunt Verona: Dearest Richard, We are grateful for your life even as we mourn your death. We laugh at our memories even as we cry for those not made. We recognize the beauty in life even as we experience its sorrow.  We live even as we grieve.)

We are heart broken and cannot image life without Richard.  Service at 11:00am Wednesday, May 25th at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Burien.  Reception to follow.

15 Responses to “Richard Roger McCabe”

  • The Schwenk Family says:

    Such sad and unbelievable news. You’ll be dearly missed. Sending love to Tim, Marnie, and the rest of the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Paula Rimani says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Richard. My deepest sympathy to Marnie, his children and all of his family!

    Paula Romano

  • Paula Romano says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Richard. My deepest sympathy to Marnie, his children and to all of his family.

  • Charles Cesmat says:

    I can without a doubt say Rich was one of the most unique and down-to-earth characters I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I will forever cherish our bantered conversations of White Center, Boeing/Machinist Union Politics, and life. He was a major mentor to me during some difficult times in my life and for that I will be eternally grateful. I’m gonna miss you brother—-see you on the other side. Love and Prayers to the McCabe Family.

  • Loren Guzzone says:

    Richard was a true Gentleman he took pride in helping others. He loved his kids and was proud of them.
    We all knew his wife was an Angel.
    I miss him.

  • Dyann says:

    I am at a loss for words…
    I already miss him. He was a special person in the family.
    I appreciated how he was friendly and liked to include others. He had genuine interest and concern, as he interacted with people.

    Sending my love, prayers, and hugs.

  • Laura Emil says:

    Omg Marnie, I’m heartbroken. Richard was a good friend to me in High School and even though he married the coolest friend from grade school, our lives drifted in different directions and we lost touch. I hate that. I’m so incredibly sorry for your’s and your entire family’s loss.

  • Bo & Darlene Cordero says:

    Such a friendly person who always gave us a warm and genuine greeting at church or wherever we see him. Condolences, hugs, and prayers for the family.

  • Scott Breen says:

    I just heard of Rich’s passing from the IAM751. So sorry for your loss.

    I met Rich on the 737 wingline in Renton, where we both worked. He will be missed.

  • T H says:

    I’ve work with Rich for 25 plus years, he was my BR while I am a steward and he used to be the steward when I was a manager…he was my close peeps and a friend, I will miss him greatly…I am struggling to put this into words but had to say something…I love you Rich.

  • Setik Family says:

    Richard- Thank you for always making us feel like we were apart of your family. We will forever be grateful for the times you invited us over for dinners & Easters, for being there for our personal milestones (every graduation!) and for greeting us every Sunday with your big grin & giant hugs. Thank you for being our sponsor for our Confirmations in church; we looked up to you. We miss you so much already

  • James Williams says:

    To my friend, mentor and union brother, I say with a very heavy heart I will truly miss you. Most of my union ventures where with you. From conventions to rallies, I could always count on that smile… something so special about that smile. It, like you will always hold a special place in my heart and memories. Thank you for always being willing to help. Thank you for always making the time to teach and when necessary, preach what we needed to hear. You will be missed brother. My family’s love and prayers goes out to your family. I look forward to seeing you again my friend. Rest well, you deserve it. In Unity,

  • Robert (Bob) Whitfield says:

    Rich is a great Guy…
    One who will be remembered for a lifetime. Sadly his time was too short for us. Apparently his work here is done and he was needed in Heaven. They say the good die young, ain’t that the truth. Our Sympathy & Prayers for his family.

  • CA says:

    May he forever Rest In Peace. He was a funny, sharp, guy who really came through for my spouse on MANY occasions. We appreciate him for his expertise and hard work. ❤️

  • Ann Anderson says:

    I’m so sorry for your families loss. I was a Boeing employee until 2020 and knew Rich as a Business Rep for Boeing for many years. He would come into our areas throughout the years and helped us with all and anything we needed with Boeing issues . Extremely funny and friendly Always. I also worked with Charles Chesmat. He will surely be missed by many that I worked with along with all other Boeing employee’s he knew throughout many years.

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