John Robert McGee, Sr.
March 9, 1957 - February 17, 2021
John Robert McGee, Sr. passed away peacefully with his family at his side on February 17, 2021. He was the youngest child of Robert Joseph (preceded) and Lorraine O'Rourke McGee (preceded) and is survived by his wife of 37-years, Mary (Morasci); his two children, John Robert, Jr. (Jillian Hamels) and Anne Bonnington; siblings Sheila, Daniel (Karen) and Nance McGee. John was "Poppy" to grandson, Graham and a beloved Uncle and brother in-law.
Born and raised in Burlingame, John graduated from Junipero Serra High School (1975). He graduated from University of Pacific (1979) and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. John recently retired from Franklin Templeton Investments after a distinguished 36-year career.
John enjoyed traveling and was an avid golfer. He was a longtime member of the Olympic Club where he played frequently with his family and friends. He loved to sing and had a passion for music. He enjoyed his time while a member of The Family Club where his fellow campmates occasionally allowed him to take the mic or act in skits.
John was proud of his Irish heritage. Soon after retiring he traveled to Ireland for a golf trip with his son and friends. In between rounds of golf, he visited his maternal grandmother's town of Youghal, County Cork learning more about his ancestry.
John had a zest for life. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and jovial spirit. He was adored by his family and admired by his many friends. John will be missed greatly. The family wishes to thank Dr. Julia Carnevale and Dr. Richard Jordan for their compassionate care.
A private service is planned with a celebration of life to follow when it is safe for people to gather. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in John's memory to the UCSF Foundation, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145. Please note "Dr. Julia Carnevale's Research" in the memo line.