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93, of Sun City West, AZ, passed peacefully from this life on March 29, 2013 at Banner Hospice surrounded by his loving family. Husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he was born March 15, 1920 in San Francisco and raised in Sutter Creek, CA. He graduated in 1941 from the University of California, Berkeley with an AB degree in Chemistry and earned an MD degree in 1944 from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. John served as a medical officer in the United States Navy for two tours of duty during WWII and the Korean War. He was a general surgeon in Marin County, CA for forty years before retiring to Westbrook Village in Peoria, AZ in 1991. In 1943 he married a Hopkins classmate, Marjorie LaMont, who worked as a public health physician while raising four children in the town of Ross. Golf has been a big part of life for the McGees, who were active in the Meadow Club of Fairfax, CA and the Spyglass Hill Golf Club at Pebble Beach. After deciding to move to Arizona, Marge and John selected their golf club, the Union Hills Country Club, before finding a home. Since 1997, the McGees resided at Grandview Terrace in Sun City West, where John was active in volunteer community service with the Kiwanis organization. John is survived by Marge, the love of his life and his wife and partner of 69 years, daughters Nancy Henson and Marilyn Mociun of Nevada City, CA, sons Bruce McGee of Sacramento, CA and Steve McGee of Hermosa Beach, CA, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Contributions in John's memory may be made to The Sun City West Kiwanis Foundation or to The Banner Hospice Foundation.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 7, 2013