James J. Mcgee

The Ambler Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

James J. McGee, 80, of Ambler, died Wed­nes­day, Oct. 17, 2012, at home in Lower Gwynedd, Pa.

Born in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas and Maida (nee Mur­phy) McGee. He was pre­ceded in death by his son, James D. McGee, in 2009.

Jim was a grad­u­ate of West Point Mil­i­tary Academy, Class of 1953, with a de­gree in mil­i­tary sci­ence. He then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1964.

Af­ter he left the mil­i­tary, Jim worked as an ad­min­is­tra­tor at Mis­eri­cor­dia Hospi­tal and Wills Eye Hospi­tal.

At the age of 60, Jim re­turned to school and grad­u­ated from Ch­est­nut Hill Col­lege with a mas­ter’s de­gree in holis­tic spir­i­tu­al­ity.

He founded the Mas­cu­line Spir­i­tu­al­ity Cen­ter in Ch­est­nut Hill and be­gan work­ing in the Philadel­phia Prison sys­tem us­ing the 12-week “Houses of Heal­ing” pro­gram.

He also served as hu­man re­source di­rec­tor for the Med­i­cal Mis­sion Sis­ters from 1995 un­til his re­tire­ment in 2003.

Jim was a mem­ber of St. An­thony of Padua Church in Ambler. He was a 12-year vol­un­teer of the Philadel­phia Prison Sys­tem’s sup­port outreach, as well as the Philadel­phia Chap­ter of the As­so­ci­a­tion for Re­tarded Chil­dren. He also par­tic­i­pated in a Jewish/Chris­tian Di­a­logue Group.

He en­joyed read­ing, tennis, sto­ry­telling and va­ca­tion­ing in Cape May with his chil­dren and their fam­i­lies ev­ery sum­mer.

Jim is sur­vived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Anne K. McGee; and de­voted sons, 0DWWKHw 3. 0FGHH DQG fiDQcée, Kate, of Hanover, Pa., Christo­pher A. McGee and wife Juanita of Belling­ham, Wash., and Joseph P. McGee and wife Clarissa of Al­bu­querque, N.M. Jim was the lov­ing grand­fa­ther of An­dre, Molly, Joe, Nick, Alexan­dra, Cassandra and Jes­sica, and great-grand­fa­ther of Liam. He is also sur­vived by his broth­ers, An­drew McGee and wife, Maureen, of Rock­away, N.Y., and Thomas McGee and wife Ar­leen of South Hadley, Mass.; and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

Fam­ily and friends are in­vited af­ter 10 a.m. on Satur­day, Oct. 27, 2012, to St. An­thony of Padua Church, 259 For­est Ave, Ambler, Pa. A funeral Mass will be­gin at 11 a.m. with Mon­signor Stephen P. McHenry as the cel­e­brant. A re­cep­tion will fol­low at Gwynedd Es­tates, 301 Nor­ris­town Road, Ambler, Pa.

Pri­vate in­ter­ment will be at the Wash­ing­ton Cross­ing Na­tional Ceme­tery, New­town, Pa.

,Q OLHu RI flRwHUV, IDPily mem­bers would ap­pre­ci­ate re­mem­brances in Jim’s name to Ken­Crest Ser­vices, 502 West Ger­man­town Pike, Suite 200, Ply­mouth Meet­ing, PA 19462, www. Ken­Crest.org; or The Lion­heart Foun­da­tion, P.O. Box 170115, Bos­ton, MA 02117, www.Lion­Heart.org .

Please share your trib­utes and pho­tos with the fam­ily at www.Ur­banFuner­alHome. com

James D. Sykes of Audubon, Pa., for­merly of Mead­ow­brook and Bonita Bay, Fla., died on Oct. 21, 2012, with his fam­ily by his side.

J im leaves be­hind his wife of nearly 50 years, Ge­or­gia (Sue) 6RHI­fiQJ; FKLOGUHQ AQGy (Janet Ger­hard), Dana Sykes Bres­lin (Jim BresOLQ); DQG fiYH DGRULQJ JUDQGchil­dren, An­drew, Sumner, James Thomas, Gar­rett and Alyssa. He is also sur­vived by his brother, Thomas Sykes, and his wife, Fran, and their fam­ily.

Born on May 27 1934, in Philadel­phia, Pa., to Wil­liam and Lavinia Gar­rett Sykes, Jim grad­u­ated from Chel­tenham High School and the Univer­sity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a B.S. in busi­ness econom- ics. As an ROTC grad­u­ate in 1956, Sykes was com­mis­sioned as a sec­ond lieu­tenant, United States Air Force. Sykes served three years in the Air Force as a multi-engine pi­lot and supSOy RI­fiFHU DQG wDV UHOHDVHG from ac­tive duty in 1959 as D fiUVW OLHuWHQDQW.

The fol­low­ing 10 years Jim served as sec­re­tary, Sykes Broth­ers Inc., man­u­fac­tur­ers of woolen car­pet yarn. He then spent sev­eral years as pres­i­dent of a na­tional golf DGYHUWLVLQJ VSHFLDOWy fiUP be­fore en­ter­ing the golf manDJHPHQW fiHOG.

In 1975, Sykes was named ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Golf As­so­ci­a­tion of Philadel­phia. He di­rected The Women’s Golf As­so­ci­a­tion of Philadel­phia, the Penn­syl­va­nia Golf As­so­ci­a­tion and the J. Wood Platt Cad­die Schol­ar­ship Trust since the mid-1970s un­til his re­tire­ment in 2000 to bat­tle can­cer.

A skilled player, Sykes was D VHPL­fiQDOLVW LQ WKH 1949 8.6. Ju­nior Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship, won the Philadel­phia

James Sykes

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