Michael-McKee, PhD-Obituary

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Michael G. McKee, PhD

Shaker Heights, Ohio

Age 84


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Dr. Michael Geoffrey McKee, family man, psychologist, horticulturist, adventurer, and author of quirky absentee excuses, died on Monday, October 26, 2015 as a patient in the Cleveland Clinic, his workplace for the past 46 years, swaddled in the love of his family and close friends. He was 84...

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I just found out the Dr McKee passed away & it saddens me. I had great respect & admiration for him. My condolences to Anna & the rest of the McKee family.

For many years Dr. Michael McKee was my mentor and friend through many stressful as well as happy times. His calm thoughtful voice and sparkling eyes always made my day.
As fine consultant for 10 years I created and curated an exhibit called "Nature a Cure for Stress" at the Cleveland Clinic. When I first met Dr. McKee and he knew I was doing the next one he asked me if he could possibly show me some of his photography and see if I might include it
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I never met Dr. McKee. I wasn't that fortunate. However, I feel like I've never known anyone better. I remember seeing him on WKYC and thinking, "Now that's a man who is enjoying his life." Then I saw his name Dr. Michael McKee. It hit me like a ton of bricks! That's Anna's dad! I fell over the hassock trying to get to my phone to call my wonderful psychologist. She beamed (as much as one can over the phone) as she said, "Yea, that's my dad." I could tell how much love...

one of the very best people i have ever known or will ever know. of that i am sure.....i will miss you forever dr. mckee


Words cannot begin to express my deep sense of sadness and loss knowing that Mike is no longer with us. Mike, Teddy, Cory, Carol,Anna,and later Evan were such a close part of the DeNelsky family first in Virginia and then in Cleveland. Spending so many Thanksgiving dinners over the years and Mike was such an expert at carving the turkey. Mike will be missed by so many. May he rest in peace and may all the wonderful memories bring comfort to Teddy and the entire family.


Dear Teddy and Family
I was so blessed to have briefly got to know Dr. Mike McKee and Teddy during the last two months in cardiac rehab. I knew instantly when I met Dr. McKee that he was a very special person. He had a magnetism about him and a twinkle in his eyes. My heart and prayers go out to Teddy and family. I will miss his sweet smile and genuine kindness. God Bless You. Joanne Crea

Dear Teddy and Family,

My heart is saddened at the loss of Mike McKee. I first knew Mike when I interviewed for a job at the Cleveland Clinic 18 years ago. I remember how gracious he was easing my anxiety and making me feel comfortable and welcome. Since that time I have grown to deeply respect and appreciate having had the opportunity to work with Mike as a colleague.

Mike was truly a Renaissance man. His interests, creativity and talents were diverse, and he was...

Dear Teddy, Evan Anna and Matthew,
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you put Mike to rest. May his goodness follow him into eternal life and us always remember such "a good man."
Sister Carol McHenry