Philip Winston McKee
Melbourne Beach, FL
Philip Winston McKee, age 82, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at home after a long illness. He was born in Paris, France to Katherine Stevens Pillsbury and Elliott Bates McKee. Philip was a graduate of Westminster School in Simsbury, CT and Columbia University. He completed military service in the Marine Corps and later worked as a stockbroker.
Following a family tradition of sailing, he was never without a boat and competed in a number of ocean races from Newport to Bermuda. There were transatlantic passages and yacht deliveries which created an eligibility for membership in the Cruising Club of America. He was also a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club. Following an extended family cruise to Europe and the Mediterranean and a development venture in Honduras, he returned to Maryland where he joined Yacht Maintenance, Inc. in Cambridge, MD. He moved to Melbourne Beach upon retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Jini James McKee; son, Philip W. McKee, Jr.; daughters, Margaret M. McKee, Elizabeth B. McKee, and Pamela P. McKee; grandsons, James M. Ridgely and William F. Ridgely; granddaughter, Nell M. Bruckner; and brother, Charles D. McKee. Philip was a proud friend of Bill W. and Dr. Bob.
A small family service will be held at a future date and his ashes will be scattered at sea. Donations in his memory should be made to a
Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne, 724-2222. Sign the family guestbook at www.afcfcare.com.
Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care
1001 S Hickory St Melbourne, FL 32901
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Aug. 3, 2014