Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fred D. McGee

Wellsville, NY - Fred D. McGee, 67, of 20 Chamberlain Street died Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at his home following a long battle with cancer. He was born August 30, 1943 in Bradford, PA, the son of Fred and Kay (Knappenberger) McGee. He was raised in Andover under the care of Charlotte and Asa Gleason.

Fred was a graduate of Wellsville High School and had attended Brockport State College. He was employed in the Quality Assurance Department of Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville, retiring in 1999. He was a member and Past Commander of the Sons of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion in Wellsville; he was also a member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601 and the Frank B. Church Post # 2530 VFW in Wellsville.

He is survived by three children, Michelle McGee of Burgaw, NC, Marc (Kim) McGee of Canandaigua and Penny (Juan) McGee DeJesus of Farmington, NY, a granddaughter, Sierra McGee and his fiancée, Kim Baldwin of Wellsville.

Friends are invited to a celebration of Fred's life, on Saturday, November, 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm in the American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson Street in Wellsville; there will be on prior visitation. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Legion Post 702, the American Cancer Society or any Charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

18 comments:

  1. There is a special place for you in the Heavens above Fred. Your smile, laugh, and kindness will forever live in the memory of those who remain here below. May we all be reunited again.

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  2. The Baldwin siblingsNovember 3, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    Freddie,
    You always had a smile on your face. a laugh in your heart and a story to tell. Thank you for loving our Kimmie. You were her soulmate and she yours. So we'll take care of her for you until we all meet in that great casino in the sky. All our love to you, your friends and your family. H, M and M.

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  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Fred's children and Kim. May God richly bless and comfort you on the loss of your beloved father & fianc'ee.Fred had been a dear friend since JR High School.

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  4. I was saddened to hear about Fred and will be deeply missed! My words will not even start to explain the influence that Fred had on my life growing up! All of our volleyball tourney's were a blast as long as Freddie was there. It might have taken a while for us to get home but always well worth the fun!

    With love,
    Huntley

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  5. Kim and kids, wish we could be there Saturday but that is not possible. Just know that we will all be there in spirit. Even though we didn't see one another often, we did, and do, talk of you often. This is a sad time, we will all just have to remember the laught we shared with Fred, and the snores. We did love him more than we can say. Love you all.
    Gertie and Family

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  6. Jim and Jan NorrisNovember 4, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kim, Marc, Michelle and Penny. We love you all. Fred was such a wonderful man. He always had a smile, a funny story and a wonderful sense of humor. We will miss him deeply. We have known Fred for more than 40 years and will never forget him.
    Sincerely,
    Jim and Jan Norris

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  7. Jim and Jan NorrisNovember 4, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kim, Marc, Michelle and Penny. We love you all. Fred always had a smile, a kind word and a wonderful sense of humor. We have known Fred for many many years. We will miss him deeply.
    Sincerely,
    Jim and Jan Norris

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  8. Kim,
    So very sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Gertie called me this morning with the news. I know you're heartbroken. Praying for you and his family.
    David

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  9. Fred,
    You touched so many lives and been loved by many. You wern't only a friend but a father. I am glad too call you my DAD.

    Love Ya,
    Your Son Marc

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  10. I am sad that Kim, Fred's family and friends have lost a very loved person. I am also happy that Fred has gone to a much better place and is without the pain and suffering he has endured the last few years. I knew Fred most of my life and worked with him for many years in the inspection dept at D-R. He was fun to be around and work with and always made the day easier to get through. My prayers are with Kim and his family.

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  11. My heart had a specal place for Fred and how he touched so many lives in so many ways. You will be missed but always remembered! The next time at Pizza Hut I will have a Birthday for you!
    Thoughts and Prayers for the Family,
    David & Karen VanDerEems

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  12. Kim, Michelle, Marc and Penny,

    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Fred was such a great guy, touched us all in so many ways. He will be fondly remembered.

    Joe Hart

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  13. Fred was my "buddy" during my working years at DR. He truly believed that "laughter is the best medicine" and applied it often. He will be greatly missed, and my heart goes out to Kim and the rest of Fred's family.

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  14. Cheryl Bennett AndersonNovember 6, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    I graduated from High School with Fred in 1962. I always considered him to be the nicest guy in the class. In recent years as I've thought of him during his illness, I came to the realization that he was not just the nicest guy, but the nicest person in the class. I meant to write him a note to tell him this, but sadly, never did and I will always regret that. RIP Fred, you will be missed by many.

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  15. Coach McGee was my pony football coach the first year I moved to Wellsville in the mid 70's. I thought of him often as I coached the pony team this year. Thank you sir for your commitment and inspiration on and off the field.

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  16. Kim, I was so saddened to hear of Fred's death. He was such a great, great guy and I enjoyed working with him at D-R. He truly was the best! My prayers are with you, Kim and Fred's family.

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  17. Kim, I've thought of you and Fred often over the years and regret that I'd lost touch. I have such fond memories of playing volleyball with you both and learned so much from Fred about playing the game. It was an honor to have known such a genuine, kind and funny man. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Gib & Lori (Parson) Higgins
    St. Marys, PA

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  18. To Fred's family my heartfelt condolences. I worked with Fred everyday, played golf and had a lot of good memories. Most importantly no matter how screwed up things got at Dresser-Rand, Fred always found a way to break the tension with coming up with something to laugh about. Fred always took his responsibilities quite seriously and he has been an inspiration to me. My thoughts and prayers are with Fred's entire family at this time.

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