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Morgan Powell (Tony) McKay Jr.

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Morgan Powell (Tony) McKAY, Jr. Morgan Powell (Tony) McKay, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 32,000 days. He was born October 14, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah. During WWII he served his country in the Army as the communications chief for the 379th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion. He worked as an engineering technician at the University of Washington for 39 years and was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved being active in the outdoors and instilled that love in his children. His REI number was 4179 and he rode his bicycle to work on the then-new Burke-Gilman Trail every day until he was in his 70s. Blessed with a legendary memory and a love of poetry, music, and science, his curiosity about the world around him and interest in new things kept him young at heart. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of Swedish Hospital - Cherry Hill's Cardiac ICU for their care and kindness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Laurie; his children Steven Glenn (Dorrie Jordan), Heather McKay Laurence (Jeffrey), Cavendish (Sarah) and Beren (Hillary), and his seven grandchildren: Iain, Axel, Callister, Morgan, Minerva, Schroder, and Synneve. He is also survived by his brother, John C. McKay. A gentleman and a scholar, to the very end possessing quiet dignity with a twinkle in his eye. Atque in perpetuum, pater, ave atque vale.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 3, 2011
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