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David B. Cabe

July 15, 1947 - September 22, 2017
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David Bishop Cabe, age 70, of Austin, TX, passed away from the complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), on September 22, 2017. David was born in Temple, Texas to Ernest and Muriel Cabe on July 15, 1947 and grew up in Austin, where he spent most of his life. He graduated from McCallum High School in 1965 and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the University of Texas. David, was a licensed professional engineer, practicing in the air pollution field for 44 years, and was highly regarded as an expert in air pollution meteorology and the atmospheric dispersion modeling of air pollutants. In 1994, he helped found...
David Bishop Cabe, age 70, of Austin, TX, passed away from the complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), on September 22, 2017.

David was born in Temple, Texas to Ernest and Muriel Cabe on July 15, 1947 and grew up in Austin, where he spent most of his life. He graduated from McCallum High School in 1965 and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the University of Texas. David, was a licensed professional engineer, practicing in the air pollution field for 44 years, and was highly regarded as an expert in air pollution meteorology and the atmospheric dispersion modeling of air pollutants. In 1994, he helped found Zephyr Environmental Corporation, where he served as its Principal Engineer.

David had an eclectic set of interests, with a love of history, travel, different cultures, languages, movies like the Blues Brothers and Uncle Buck, and classical, bluegrass, and folk music. To his mother's dismay, he was a flop at the piano, but he took up the guitar and the banjo and enjoyed singing and playing folk music to his children and grandchildren. David loved hiking, skiing, and weather events of all kinds, and was a proud member of the Buzzard Patrol of Boy Scout Troop 410 in Austin. And it would be a grave mistake to overlook his love of good puns.

David will be remembered for his humility, generosity, and compassion. For many years, he volunteered at the Austin Children's Shelter, working with pre-school children. He also taught adult and children's Bible classes, including classes for autistic children. A member of the Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ, David sang in the chorus and helped in the church's outreach to natural disaster victims and people needing handymen assistance. For many years he served as a Trustee of the Brentwood Christian School.

David is survived by his wife, Charliss, son Greg Cabe and his wife Kristin of Homewood, Alabama, daughter Amanda Carter and her husband Jason of Sterling Heights, Michigan, and grandchildren Carter Cabe, Emmy Cabe, Emily Carter, and Jackson Carter. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kate Cabe.

Visitation will be Friday, September 29th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Cook-Walden Funeral Home (6100 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78752).

Funeral services will be at 2 PM on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ (11908 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78753) followed by interment at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.

To leave condolence with the family please visit David's online guest book at www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Austin Graduate School of Theology or the ALS Association of Texas would be appreciated.

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"With love to David's family, from all of the environmental lawyers who had the pleasure of working with David over the years. He was one of our all-time..." Cindy Smiley (Austin, TX)

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