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Charles A. McGee

July 23, 1939 ~ March 11, 2019 (age 79)

Charles A. McGee, 79, of Lower Burrell died peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2019.  He was born on July 23, 1939 in Stilwell, Oklahoma.  He was the son of the late Perry and Nettie (Scraper) McGee and was preceded in death by his sister Ann Thompson and brothers Jackie and Oral McGee. Charlie joined the National Guard and after serving one year, joined the Navy and retired after twenty-two years.  His Navy career included service on the “USS Illusive”; the “USS Conquest” and “USS Acme” ships, which are mine sweepers.  Along with many stateside deployments, Charlie was stationed in the Philippines, Korea, Okinawa and Canal Zone.  In addition to his service duties, he attended Radioman “A” and “B” and Com Tech Schools.  He also played guitar for a band called “Little Nashville”.  After retiring from the Navy, Charlie attended Phoenix College and Glendale College in Arizona, receiving degrees in Communications and Electronics.  Charlie was employed by Radio Shack in Pittsburgh, and as a Computer Field Technician in Houston, Texas.  He worked at Johnson Space Center, retiring after 16 years.  He attended Community Church of Pine Run. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Helen (Zimmerman) McGee.  Charlie was the loving father of John (Kate) Tardivo, of Templeton, PA; Chuck (Patty) Tardivo, of Kittanning; Dave (Vivian) Haight, of Seattle, Washington; Diana (Tony) Glesk, of New Kensington and Mary Miller (finance Keith Lyons), of Lower Burrell; brother of Denver (the late Kathy) McGee, Siloam Springs, AR; Edward (Gail) McGee of Keystone, South Dakota, and sister of Hattie Hendrix of Sallisaw, OK; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. (724) 335-6500 where funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.www.giglerfuneralhome.com

 

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