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Kevin H., age 83, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Born in Bronx, NY, he was a resident of Ho-Ho-Kus for over 50 years. Kevin served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Following his honorable discharge he attended art school and became an illustrator for Ted Bates Advertising Agency, New York where he met his beloved wife of 52 years, Betty. Soon after, he began a career as a newspaper cartoonist. Mr. McVey worked for the Bergen Record for 27 years retiring in 1989 as an award-winning theatrical caricaturist and special features artist. He also spent time with The Record as a court room sketch artist, as well as a sports and editorial cartoonist. Kevin spent his retirement years as a free-lance artist, but most often was found relaxing at home or traveling with his wife Betty who predeceased him in 2010. Mr. McVey was an avid hiker and outdoorsman often enjoying weekends with his family and friends in Harriman State Park hiking and sailing or walking at the Celery Farm in Allendale. He is also survived by his dear children Kitt Cela of East Hampstead, NH and Christopher of Ho-Ho-Kus, his two loving grandchildren Kealey and Cooper Cela, his sister Joan Kahn of Baltimore, MD and his three nieces and one nephew. Friends may visit the family on Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. Guests at the evening visitation will be invited to share remembrances. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10:30 AM at St. Gabriel's R.C. Church, 88 East Saddle River Road, Saddle River. Please meet at the church. Private cremation will follow. A Service of Committal will take place on Saturday, November 5, 10 AM at St. Luke's Cemetery, 340 North Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus. The family invites and welcomes all to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corp. P.O. Box 81, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423, would be appreciated.
Published in The Record on Oct. 21, 2011
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