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Jesse U. McGee, Jr.

September 19, 1920 ~ March 25, 2018 (age 97)

It is our honor to be serving the family of Mr. McGee.  Thank you for your service to our great nation and in the fire service.  Rest easy Mr. McGee.

Jesse U. McGee, Jr., 97, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Northgate Health Care Facility.  Born on September 19, 1920 in Newport News, VA, he was the son of the late Jesse and Josephine (Walley) McGee, Sr. On June 29, 1949, Jesse married the former Marilyn C. Knight in First Baptist Church in Niagara Falls.  She predeceased him on September 20, 2006.

Mr. McGee attended schools in Virginia and came to Niagara Falls in 1949.  Jesse began his Military Service enlisting in the United States Army Air Force, during World War II, on May 28, 1941 and was released from active duty on September 2, 1945.  He then went on to serve in the Naval Air Reserves until his honorable discharge on October 3, 1953.

Mr. McGee was employed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and retired from Consolidated Packaging Company, where he worked as a draftsman.  Jesse was affiliated with First Baptist Church in Niagara Falls, where he sang in their choir, the Free & Accepted Masons and Scouts and served as a Volunteer Fireman for Cowlesville Volunteer Fire Company. He enjoyed reading and assisting others.

Mr. McGee is survived by four sons, Donald (Christine) McGee, Raymond (Nedra) McGee, Brian McGee and Gordon (Pamela) McGee; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents and wife, Jesse was predeceased by a daughter, Charlotte (Joe) McKenney and siblings, Lola, Carl and Welford.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment, concluding with Military Honors will follow in Acacia Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to First Baptist Church, 554 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.

Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander of Otto Redanz Funeral Home.  Please visit to leave a message for the family.

Donations may be made to:

First Baptist Church
554 Main Street, Niagara Falls NY 14301

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