William J. McCabe, a retired engineering and manufacturing executive, died Jan. 30, 2016, at Danbury Hospital of complications brought about by pneumonia. A resident of New Canaan for 48 years, he was 90 years old.
The son of an aeronautical engineer, Valentine R. McCabe and Mary Driscoll McCabe, he was born in New York City on March 2, 1925. He entered Marquette University in 1942 and in 1944 received a Presidential appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. During the Korean War he served four years in the submarine service.