Walter E. McGee, 74, of Gilpin Township, PA, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights.
A son of the late Larue M. McGee and Florence L. (Ashbaugh) McGee, he was born April 10, 1946, in Schenley.
Walter was a 1964 graduate of Leechburg High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Viet Nam War. For 38 years, he was employed as a millwright by Allegheny Ludlum Steel in West Leechburg before retiring in 2003. Walter was a member of the Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church in Leechburg, the Northern Mason Kittanning East Brady Lodge 244, the Leechburg-Gilpin Lions Club, the U.S.W.A. Local 1138 of Leechburg, the Leechburg Food Bank and Leechburg–Gilpin Park. He enjoyed restoring old cars, woodworking, spending time with his grandchildren, and eating breakfast with his Mill friends at the Bonfire.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Cynthia K. (Jackson) McGee of Gilpin Township; two daughters, Angela L. Vigna (Joseph) of Schenley, Carol A. Williams (Mark) of Schenley; two grandchildren, Ethan J. Vigna (fiancé Samantha Shugars), Megan L. Vigna; a brother, James R. McGee (Mary Lee) of Leechburg; three sisters, Patricia Fouse (Russell) of Gilpin Township, Laurie Duff (Ronald) of Vandergrift, and Deborah McGee of Gilpin Township.
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051). Private family funeral ceremonies will be held with private interment at the Ford City Cemetery in Manor Township.
All visitors are asked to respectfully follow current state guidelines of required masks/face coverings, social distancing and gathering restrictions of 10% capacity. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations be made to the Leechburg-Gilpin Lions, the Leechburg Food Bank (the PATH Program) or to Leechburg-Gilpin Park.
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