Edgar R. McGee, 83, of Zelienople, beloved husband, brother, father, neighbor, teacher, volunteer, and to many, angel on Earth, passed away September 16, 2022, at Passavant Retirement Community. He was born in Venango Township to William and Flora (Seaton) McGee, September 19, 1938, and was a graduate of Hooker High School, Slippery Rock Teachers College, and Westminster College. In 1960 he married Winifred (Winnie) Hrip of Lyndora and settled in Penn Township for 40 years. His passion and pride were the thousands of Mars High School students he supported, mentored and cheered, and to whom he taught math and physics for 36 years. He accomplished so much and helped so many in his time. Through the years he was an active member of the St. Luke’s, Saxonburg, and Grace at Calvary, Butler, congregations. He served as student council supervisor at Mars High and leader of Penn Township’s Boy Scout Troop 34. In retirement he dedicated his time and energy to Glade Run Lutheran Service’s therapeutic riding and horticulture programs, to preparing and serving countless meals for Butler’s Community Dinners program, and to the Meridian Veterans Club.
He married Janet (Cooper) in 2002, and together they enjoyed traveling to Ireland, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, and with trailer in tow, and in the company and protection of their beloved cocker spaniels Lady, Traveler and Ben, their travels took them from the Atlantic Provinces to Vancouver, and from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico.
He was known to go far out of his way to photograph a good view, or to enjoy a fine beer, apple fritter or ice cream. His skills as a photographer and baker were enjoyed by all. He had a smile that lit up a room, even in his later years as he managed the progression of Parkinson’s disease with great courage and without complaint.
He was preceded in death by Winnie, and stepson Rob Fredley. He is survived by Janet; his sister Alice McGee, Zelienople; son William (Heather), and granddaughters Kyla and Kaitlyn, OH; son Gregory (Karen), NY; stepdaughter Nancy Kuhn (William), Karns City, and step granddaughter Lee Ann Woods and step great grandson Jace Lineman, CO; stepson Richard (Donna) Fredley, Meridian; step grandson Jordan (Rachel) Comunale, TN; stepson David (Joanne) Huff, and step grandsons Joseph and Nicholas, Saxonburg.
A memorial service will be held at Grace at Calvary Lutheran Church, 123 Diamond St, Butler, 10:00, Saturday, September 24. Burial will be private in Old Annandale Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the Glade Run Foundation (PO Box 70, 30 Glade Run Drive, Zelienople, PA 16063; gladerun.org) and the Parkinson’s Foundation (1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; parkinson.org).