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Karl Wolfgang McCabe

May 4, 1993 — November 6, 2021

Karl Wolfgang McCabe, 28, of Cleveland Heights passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on November 06, 2021 after a short illness.

Karl is survived by his father, Keith McCabe, brothers Colin McCabe (Haithuy), Michael McCabe, Andrew McCabe (Stephanie), grandmother, Anna Zimmie, loving partner Jeff Bryan, and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his late mother, Donna Zimmie McCabe.

Karl was born in Mayfield Heights, OH and was raised in Cleveland Heights, OH where he attended Gesu school, Saint Ignatius and Benedictine high schools. He received an Associate Degree from Cuyahoga Community College. He had a lifelong love of Ohio, with Cleveland in particular. He enjoyed attending the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as many of the local live music venues with his friends.

He was fond of travel throughout the State and especially Hocking Hills State Park. He also liked to travel to East Coast cities New York and Philadelphia. He spent many enjoyable summers with his family at Cape May on the Jersey Shore.

From an early age, Karl was very creative. He made short movies with friends, composed his own music, and expressed himself through painting and the visual arts. He loved film, from cult classics to modern-day blockbusters. He was a voracious reader of Science Fiction and collected and read as many anthologies as he could find. He had a unique ability to make others laugh and had a magnetic personality.

Karl volunteered his time to individuals with special needs, in particular Special Olympics and the Hospice of the Western Reserve. He travelled to Honduras for youth mission work, striving to give back to those less fortunate than him. He will be sorely missed by his many friends and relatives who love him dearly.

Internment at Lake View Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to meet for Prayers of Christian Burial 11:00am Friday at Wade Chapel inside Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call at MAHER-MELBOURNE FUNERAL HOME, 5236 MAYFIELD RD, LYNDHURST (E OF RICHMOND RD) 3-7 PM THURSDAY

The family asks that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to Special Olympics, Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL), or Hospice of the Western Reserve.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, November 11, 2021

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home

5236 Mayfield Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124

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Prayers of Christian Burial

Friday, November 12, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Wade Chapel at Lake View Cemetery

Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

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