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Donald H “Herm” McKee

  • Birth 30 Sep 1925 Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 31 Aug 2009 Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec-A Lot 56 Grv-7
  • Memorial ID 41372131

Donald H. McKee, 83, Duncansville, went to be with the Lord Monday at Altoona Regional Health System, Bon Secours Hospital Campus, after a brief illness.

He was born in Carson Valley, son of Orville and Ida (Brubaker) McKee. He married Mary Louise Weidley May 13, 1949, in Altoona.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years; two daughters: Carolyn of Hollidaysburg and Kay Kiser and husband, James, of Altoona; a special adopted grandson, Dean Lightner; two brothers: Clyde of Altoona and Paul in Utah; two stepbrothers: the Rev. Harold Bowser of Bedford and the Rev. D. Luke Bowser of Martinsburg; and two stepsisters: Mary Monaghan in California and Vergie Brumbaugh of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Pope.

Donald attended Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. He was a technical sergeant third class in the U.S. Army and served in the 273rd Infantry at the Battle of the Bulge, where he earned a Purple Heart. He worked for Pittsburgh Gauge and Supply as a truck driver and later retired from Midstate Tool and Supply as a salesman in 1993.

Donald belonged to the Eldorado Kiwanis Club and the Coachman Camping Club Chapter 165. He was a member of the Carson Valley Church of the Brethren, where he served as a trustee and on various church committees and functions, including assisting the BVS in Alabama for two weeks in 1975.

He enjoyed hunting, camping and cooking.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Sorge Funeral Home, Hollidaysburg, and 10 to the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday at Carson Valley Church of the Brethren by Pastor Bradley R. Runkle. Interment at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

Full military honors are under the direction of the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Carson Valley Church of the Brethren in memory of Donald H. McKee.

Altoona Mirror: 9/1/2009

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 41372131
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald H “Herm” McKee (30 Sep 1925–31 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41372131, citing Alto Reste Burial Park, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Sky (contributor 47004249) .