Frank E. McKee a 47 year Suffern resident, entered into rest on
November 19, 2008, he was 86 years old.
Frank was born November
20, 1921 in Passaic, NJ, the son of the late John and Caroline
McKee. He married his loving wife, the late Frances T. McKee for
55 years. He enjoyed his granddaughters, Francesca and Giovanna
who bought him much happiness.
Frank was a 1949 graduate of NYU
and retired after 37 years at Allied Signa Bendix in Teterboro,
NJ. He was a Veteran of the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division
serving his country during WWII from 1942 to 1945. Frank was a
participant in the D Day Invasion, Battle of the Bulge, earning
him the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a long time leader
for the Boy Scouts of America, and an active member of the Fromm-Maxwell DeBaum Post 859 in Suffern NY, and a member of the Purple
Heart Association. Frank was an avid conservationist and a life
long fisherman. Many of his friends say they met him while
fishing. His love for the outdoors was evident in his paintings
He is survived by his son Frank D. McKee of New
City, NY, daughters, Patricia A. McKee of New York, NY, and
Elizabeth Pelella and her husband Dana of Warwick, NY two loving
granddaughters, Francesca and Giovanna Pelella, and his sisters,
Dorothy Moleson of NJ, and Jean VanBrookhoven of Allendale, NJ
sisters-in-law Jean Dombrowski and husband Leon of Monroe, NY,
and Helen Shadlowsky of Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, he was known to his
nieces and nephews as Uncle Buddy, he was a strong family figure
and will be missed dearly.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be
Celebrated on Tuesday November 25, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Sacred
Heart Church in Suffern burial will follow at the Cemetery of
the Ascension in Airmont, NY. Friends may call on Monday from
2-4 and 7-9 Pm at the Scarr Funeral Home Inc Route 202 Suffern.
In lieu of flowers donations to DAV PO Box 14301 Cincinnati OH.,
45250-0301 would be appreciated.