Nathaniel Anthony McKee
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LANGHORNE, Pa. - Nathaniel Anthony McKee passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center in Langhorne, on March 14, 2013. He was 51 years old.
Nate was born in Trenton, N.J., where he spent his early years. Nate graduated from George School in Newtown, in 1979, where he excelled both academically and athletically. At George School, he founded the Black Students Union and served as captain of the varsity basketball, track and football teams. Nate attended Rutgers University, Camden, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1983. At Rutgers, Nate served as a student representative on the Board of Governors, vice president of the Rutgers Student Government and president of the Black Student Union. Nate began a long career helping to change the lives of hundreds of children by working in education beginning at the Trenton Board of Education (1982-5); the Trenton Recreation Department (1984-1989); and Trenton Central High School (1985-6). In 1987, Nate returned to his alma mater, George School, where he spent 23 years. During his tenure, he served as Director of Student Activities, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Students. In addition, he taught global history and African-American history and coached football, basketball and track. He also served on various committees and as an advisor to scores of students. He led a group of students and teachers on an African Work Camp to Gambia, Zambia and Kenya in 1990. He founded and coordinated the Dr. Martin Luther King Day at George School. He founded the UMOJA Group, and the George School Gospel Choir.
He was also active outside of George School, serving on the board of directors of Say Yes to Health, Inc. and the Bucks County Peace Center; member of the Friends Council on Education Leadership Institute; and supervising the Clean Sweep Inner City Games in Philadelphia. Nate has been recognized as a member of: Who's Who Among America's High School Students (1979); Who's Who Among America's College Students (1983); Who's Who Among America's Teachers (1992). Nate was inducted into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame in Ewing, N.J. and the Philadelphia 76ers honored him as a Hometown Hero in 2003.
Grandson of the late Elizabeth Bell, Nate is survived by his wife, Renee L. McKee; children, Lauren A., Nathaniel A. and Dariyah I. McKee; mother, Geraldine-Morrison McKee; sisters, Linia "Faye" Hawkins, Sherry (Archie) Jones, Jacqueline (Fred) Eutsey; brothers, La-shuyn, and Terrance McKee; in-laws, Charles and Ruthel Hall; 13 nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and great-nephews; godchildren, Shareef and Rasheed Magby.
Funeral service will be at noon on Saturday (March 23) at the Lutheran Church of God's Love, 791 Newtown- Yardley Road, Newtown. Calling hours will be 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. Interment will follow at the Ewing Cemetery in Ewing, N.J. The service will conclude with a fellowship gathering at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall in Yardley. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.


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Published in The Trentonian from Mar. 20 to Mar. 23, 2013.
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January 24, 2014
I was shocked to discover just today of Nate's passing ten months ago, having read the notice published in the most recent issue of Georgian, our high school alumni magazine. I first met Tony, as we knew him then, in our sophomore year at George School. We enjoyed a lot of basketball together and he was the funniest man on campus. We reconnected at our 20th reunion and it was clear that he came to emanate a spirit that was beyond description. I offer fervent prayers for the progress of his soul.

Warmest love to the family.
Tod Rutstein
May 28, 2013
Nathaniel McKee, Rest in Peace my Kelsey Avenue Friend. Until we meet again.

God Bless the entire McKee Family.
Lisa Driver-McLendon
Lisa Driver-McLendon
May 12, 2013
To the McKee family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Tony was a great man and his legacy will last forever through all of the people he influenced. Without a doubt he has been the greatest influence in my life.
Love,
Tom Hiatt
Tom Hiatt
April 5, 2013
My condolences to Tony's family
Walter P. Lomax, Jr., M.D.
March 26, 2013
To Terrance and the McKee Family,
I extend my prayers and condolences to you. I recall the days of Kelsey Ave.,Monument School, and Jr.1. where his infectious smile and laughter could always put a smile on your face. God has blessed him to 'make a difference'in this world and for that we are very thankful.

Pastor Harvey J. Gibson
Harvey Gibson,jr
March 24, 2013
To the Family of Tony McKee, I would like to send my heartfelt condolences. Tony was a friend at George School. He had character and charm and tried to understand all those he knew. May you find comfort in your memories. With peace, sincerely, Marta Ernst
March 24, 2013
To the Mckee family, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Tony. Please know that we are keeping your family in our prayers.

God Bless,
The Watkins Family
Winthrop Court
March 24, 2013
It was pleasure to have had the chance to meet Tony. He was not only a great classmate and teammate but also a terrific and funny man. I had the pleasure of playing football with Tony and he caught everything I threw his way. He made me look good. On or off the field, Tony was truly a talented man. The room was always some how bigger when he was in it. My thoughts and prays go out to his family. Truly a great loss.
Bill Bald
March 23, 2013
To Mrs. Geraldine, Terrance and other beloved members of Tony's family,
My sincere condolence in the passing of one of my childhood friend and teammate. Since our days at North Trenton LL, our families have shared a wonderful bond of friendship. Please know that the Smarr family is indeed praying for you all during this time. May GOD bless you and grant you peace.

Brothers in Christ,
Steve Smarr and family
Steve Smarr
March 23, 2013
Dear McKee Family:
Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Andrew Kardish and unfortunately I am writing to you today as a result of a dear friend and your husband and father's passing. I knew him as Tony or "Dr. T". I came to know Tony as a Sophomore at The George School in 1976. We were dorm mates both residing on 3rd Floor Orton. We became friends when Tony “schooled me” on how to box and the consequences of when an errant punch inadvertently
went to the “dome”. (Mind you we were at a Quaker school where violence is prohibited so none of this really happened.) We became fast friends, playing football and baseball together for seasons to come. Tony was gregarious, colorful animated and outspoken and his self-proclaimed nickname “Dr.T” came from his likening of himself to Julius Erving aka “Dr. J.” where his basketball
skills stood out. We were also classmates where I can fondly remember feeding Antonio, incorrect answers in Miss Pegita's Spanish Class. But most of all I remember when Tony was there when I really needed him. You see, I was the kid that cut off his fingers in Woodshop. Tony was my classmate, he accompanied and stayed with me at the Hospital, through surgery. Mind you, it was the day of our “Senior Dance”. I don't know if Tony was late or if he missed it altogether, he never brought it up and I was “out of it”. I never thought to ask. This was the Nate “Tony” McKee that we all remember. At 18 years of age, the stock of the man that Tony was, had been formed. He was a kind and compassionate man despite his tough exterior. We re-connected at our 5 year reunion and remained loosely in touch until he left George School.

I am blessed to have known him and call him friend.

Your Brother in Christ,


Andrew Kardish
Andrew "Drew" Kardish
March 23, 2013


Dear McKee Family:


Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Andrew Kardish and unfortunately I am writing to you today as a result of my dear friend and your husband and father's passing. I knew him as Tony or "Dr. T". I came to know Tony as a Sophomore at The George School in 1976. We were dorm mates both residing on 3rd Floor Orton. We became friends when Tony “schooled me” on how to box and the consequences of when an errant punch inadvertently went to the “dome”. (Mind you we were at a Quaker school where violence is prohibited so none of this really happened.) We became fast friends, playing football and baseball together for seasons to come. Tony was gregarious, colorful animated and outspoken and his self-proclaimed nickname “Dr.T” came from his likening of himself to Julius Erving aka “Dr. J.” where his basketball skills stood out. We were also classmates where I can fondly remember feeding Antonio, incorrect answers in Miss Pegita's Spanish Class. But most of all, I remember when Tony was there when I really needed him. You see, I was the kid that cut off his fingers in Woodshop. Tony was my classmate, he accompanied and stayed with me at the Hospital, through surgery. Mind you, it was the day of our “Senior Dance”. I don't know if Tony was late or if he missed it altogether, he never brought it up and I was “out of it”. I never thought to ask. This was the Nate “Tony” McKee that we all remember. At 18 years of age, the stock of the man that Tony was, had been formed. He was a kind and compassionate man despite his tough exterior. We re-connected at our 5 year reunion and remained loosely in touch until he left George School.

I am blessed to have known him and call him friend.

Your Brother in Christ,


Andrew Kardish
Andrew Kardish
March 23, 2013
To the McKee family: Like others, I was shocked and tremendously saddened to learn of Tony's passing. I was a freshman at GS when Tony was a upperclassman. He looked out for me a bit on the basketball court and made me feel included even when I was not playing at his level. I will always remember that kindness. I will miss Tony and wish you all much comfort.
Rob Dusek
March 23, 2013
Dear McKee family,
On behalf of countless classmates of Tony we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences. Tony is warmly remebered for his many talents including his sense of humor and talents in the sports he excelled in.
Love, Brian Wiley.
March 23, 2013
Mrs. Renee McKee & Family
I was shocked and so very saddened to read of Mr. McKee's passing in the Courier Times. I truly witnessed the brilliant light that is your husband, father, and loved one in the very short time I cared for him at St. Mary's. I am so sorry for your loss and you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Melanie Montenegro
March 22, 2013
To the McKee family I may not be able to attend my dear friend home going, however, Tony was the one I knew would fly high, achieve so much and set goals for the future. I am proud for the years I watched him grow and become someone special to all. I will miss my childhood friend, rest in peace my friend. Darren Harvey & Family..
Darren Harvey
March 22, 2013
To Renee Hall McKee and family - OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES - we've known you guys many years and can only express our deepest sympathy.
Dr's Ulysses and Delores Williams
March 22, 2013
Our heartfelt condolences go out to our niece Lauren and the entire McKee Family. May God give you strength through this most difficult time. Love Aunt Carmella and Family
Carmella Morton
March 22, 2013
To Ms. Sherry, Ms. Jackie and Family,

We extend our thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. May God's mercies continue to grant you strength and peace in the midst of it all.

Sincerely,
Mary M. Jones, Helen Jones-Walker and Family
Helen Jones-Walker
March 21, 2013
Nate was my advisor at George School. He was not only my mentor but a father figure while I attended HS. The impact he made in my life was immeasurable. I will be forever grateful for the influence he had & support he gave me. RIP Big Nate <3
Tiffany Pezzano (Biddick)
March 21, 2013
To Renee Hall-McKee and Family:
May God comfort, keep, strengthen you and grant you solace during the hours of your bereavement.
With deepest sympathy,
Morris Kimble, (Retired TBOE Principal)
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