I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time.
—Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL
John W. McGee passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, and will be greatly missed. Born on July 15, 1927, in Rochester, New York, to William McGee and Cecilia M. Kuhn.
He entered the Basilian Noviciate after high school and completed his studies at St. Michael’s College. At the University of Toronto, he graduated with a degree in Physics and studied Philosophy and Theology. Skipping the Masters Degree Program, John was assigned to Innsbruck, Austria, to earn his Doctorate Degree in two years studying under Karl Rahner.
After the two year period, he was assigned to St .Ann’s Church in Houston. There John helped established, along with Wally and Calista Schneidau, the adult educational program which went on to become Adult Education for the diocese. John gave lectures throughout Houston. He spoke at Bridget’s Place at Christ Church Cathedral, the Jung Center, and at Rice University. As a popular teacher in the Continuing Education Program at Rice, he had just finished the last evening of an 8 week course when he was felled by a massive stroke.
John is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his first cousin Sr. Mary Chris and two sister-in-laws, Anita McGee and Shelia McGee, nieces and a nephew. Also left to cherish his memory are his dearest friends Sammie and Bill Jakle, their children and their families, whom John loved as his own.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation from one o’clock until three o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, May 8, at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 W. Alabama Street in Houston.
Following visitation, the funeral mass will be held at four o’clock in the afternoon at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Road in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, gifts in John’s name may be directed to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030; or to The Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washinton D.C., 20090-6231.