FULLERTON — Graveside services will be held Thursday for Harold A. McCabe, a longtime Orange County attorney who once served as a county prosecutor and city attorney for La Habra, Brea and Placentia. McCabe died Friday at Gordon Lane Convalescent Hospital. He was 98.
McCabe, who retired in 1994 at age 96, represented Charles Chapman, a major orange grower and oil producer in the county and the first mayor of Fullerton.
In the early 1930s, McCabe served as an Orange County deputy district attorney. He later was the city attorney for La Habra, Brea and Placentia for about 30 years, until the 1960s.
"When Harold McCabe was made, they broke the mold," said McCabe's son-in-law, Howard Kaylor. "He was a person that all the locals knew. Everyone knew he did things his way, and he did it successfully."
McCabe is survived by daughters Constance Oswald, 69, of Salinas and Marjorie Kaylor, 66, of Fullerton; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
His first wife, Constance, died in 1986, and his second wife, Lura, died in 1992.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Loma Vista Memorial Park, 701 E. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton. Visitation will be Wednesday at McAulay & Wallace Mortuary, 902 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.