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Chadwick D McNab, 42, of Manlius, NY passed away at his home January 7, 2022 after courageously fighting cancer for almost five years. Chadwick was born in Staten Island, grew up in Manlius, NY and graduated from Fayetteville-Manlius High School in 1997. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology on a scholarship and received a BS in computer science. He then worked as a software developer in Rochester, NY and met his future wife Dr. Erinn White. Married in 2011, they now have two vibrant young sons, Bennett and Maxwell McNab.
Chadwick was a founding member of the software consulting company 29Labs, then went on to co-found DraughtLab in 2016, a software company that providing commercial food and beverage sensory analysis software. Chad had many varied interests; he was a talented bass guitar player, avid downhill skier and skilled amateur photographer. Chad shared his keen interest in science and physics with his son Ben and enjoyed cooking with his young son Max. On weekends he and Erinn enjoyed hiking with their children and two dogs. Chad's kindness, unfailing optimism and quiet wit will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather Cynthia and James DeLapp of The Villages, FL, as well as his father Edgar McNab of NYC, aunts Nanette Hayner of The Villages FL, Monica Smith of E Syracuse, NY, and uncle Robert Hayner of Colorado Springs, CO. He was predeceased by his grandparents JoAnn and Donald Hayner, The Villages, FL, along with many cousins in the Syracuse area. Chad was very close to his in-laws Brad and Carol White of Watertown, NY, brother-in-law Brad White of Bend, Oregon, stepsister and stepbrother Tara DiFulio of Phoenix, NY and Adam DeLapp of NYC.
There will be a celebration of his life in Cape Vincent, NY this July. Anyone interested in contributing to Chadwick McNab Memorial Scholarship can contact the family at [email protected]