Magee James Rodgers Magee, born February 27, 1918 beloved uncle and friend passed away on June 25, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents Beatrice (Rodgers) and Lee C Magee (Hoernschemeyer), brother Leo C Magee, Jr, sister Janet Magee Gallen , brother-in-law Dr Joseph M Gallen, niece Patsy (Jack) Stern and nephew Michael C Gallen. He is survived by nieces, Sukey (Joe) DiCesare and Kathy Poe; nephews, Joseph M Gallen, Jr, Timothy Brown Gallen and Peter Rodgers (Dawn) Gallen; eight great nieces and nephews; 17 great-great nieces and nephews. Rodg was born in Cincinnati where his father was playing for the Cincinnati Reds and grew up in Columbus, OH graduating from Bexley HS. He was an award winning Eagle Scout and learned to fly at old Norton Air Field. He attended OSU before joining the navy in WWII. He worked for the March of Times before moving to San Diego. Rodg was a highly intellectual engineer-type designer whose design firm Magee-Bralla provided contracted designs for the Dept of Defense and General Dynamics. Rodg was a renaissance man with many intellectual pursuits, but mostly he was a very loving loyal Uncle and friend. He was an avid skier, mountain climber and photographer traveling all over the world making new friends wherever he went. Skiing was his passion as he was a member of the San Diego Ski Club, Convair Ski Club and Don Diego Ski Club Lastly, he will be deeply missed by his "California family" and great friends and his Ohio nieces and nephews who treasured visits by him to Ohio and with him both to Maine and San Diego. God bless you, Uncle Rodg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014 at All Hallows Catholic Church, 6602 La Jolla Scenic Drive S., La Jolla, California 92037 with Reverend Jerry O'Donnell officiating. There will be a gathering after the service at Wesley Palms. Private interment will take place at St Joseph Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Don Diego Ski Club, c/o 1320 Peerless Drive, El Cajon, CA 92021-3448. Arrangements by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. BROAD ST., COLS. OH 43215 Visit egan-ryan.com for condolences.
Egan-Ryan Funeral Service - Central Chapel
403 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 27, 2014