James C. McKee


Feb. 3, 1936 – Feb. 2, 2018

James C. McKee, 81, Altoona, died Friday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Theodore and Mary (Hill) McKee. He married Janet M. Wertz on Dec. 30, 1967, in Munster.

Surviving are his wife, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage; a daughter, Tina Hendren and husband, Don, of Va.; a son, Randy McKee and wife, Grace, of Hollidaysburg; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers: Jerry of Lancaster, Barry of Duncansville and Jack of Akron, Ohio; and a sister, Gloria Dick of Holli­daysburg.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Irene, Marjory and Annie; and three brothers: Leo, Robert and Ed.

He retired from Berwind White Rail Services after 26 years as a welder.

James enjoyed drawing and painting.

Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, immediately followed by a 6 p.m. funeral service, Pastor Jack A. Styer officiating. Interment will be in Carson Valley Cemetery.