Harry J. "Pidge" McKee

  • Born: May 19, 1937
  • Died: May 6, 2019
  • Location: Norwood, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Formerly of Sharon Hill

Harry J. "Pidge" McKee, formerly of Sharon Hill and Norwood PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6th, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Harry is survived by Elsie his loving wife of 61 years. They were rarely apart and always brought laughter and joy to wherever they went. In addition, Harry leaves behind the family he so caringly raised which includes his 4 children: Joseph (Linda), Robert, Margaret (Donald) Brennan, and Timothy (Patricia), 10 grandchildren: Margaret (J.D.), Scott, Donald, Katie (Charles), Kara, Robert Jr., Bryan, Molly, Shannon, Colin and 4 great grandchildren: Harry, Jack, Kayleigh, and Mairead.

Harry retired from PECO after a long career and focused his attention on his community and family. Many have referred to him as a "Pillar" in the Sharon Hill community for his work at Holy Spirit Church, Holy Spirit CYO, Holy Spirit Home & School Association, the Sharon Hill Athletic Association, Holy Spirit CCD, Marriage Encounter, and Pre-Cana. Harry was a man of great character and deep faith. He will be remembered for his love of traveling, cooking, and gardening. He will be greatly missed by friends and family alike.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 8:30-10:00am at the Church of Saint George 11 E. Lamont Ave Glenolden PA,19036, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:00am. Burial Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to: Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary, 741 Polo Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deep sympathy is with Pidge's wonderful bride Elsie, their children and family. It was a joy working with Pidge on various youth and church activities. He was always there; selfless, joyful and honest, not to forget his culinary talents! He brought a smile to many including me. RIP fellow Holy Spirit School and Sharon Hill High School alumnus.

Posted by Stan Kadish - SHARON HILL, PA - Friend   June 11, 2019

I have many good memories of all the fun we had on our marriage encounter trips especially the crazy things we did during special couples week and our trip to the Jersey shore and the Poconos you and Elsie always made us laugh RIP my friend

Posted by Kathy Gray    May 10, 2019

Tim, My sympathies are with you and your entire family. You shared many great stories about you and your dad. I am so sorry for your loss. Steve

Posted by Steve Seide - Stamford, CT - Coworker   May 10, 2019

I am sorry! Uncle Pidge was the best Uncle so caring and loving I will miss him ,he always made you feel good when you greeted him I will miss him so much! I am sorry for your lost!

Posted by Christine Moyer - Downingtown, PA - Family   May 09, 2019


Elsie, we share many happy wonderful memories with Harry and you. The trips, conventions, cooking, laughing and working together for the parish and charities. Pidge did so much for the community and always with a smile (and he usually accompanied it with a hilarious joke or two). We shall miss him... a great man.

Posted by John & Barbara Zaprala - North Coventry, PA - Friend   May 09, 2019

I remember him being involved in so many youth activities, good guy.

Posted by Joe Bartenbach - Folsom, PA - Friend   May 09, 2019


Elsie, words can never express the loss of Harry. He will be missed by so, so many people. I looked forward to Harry's smiling face and funny stories at ROMEO lunches. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Anne Rettenmair - Media, PA - Friend   May 09, 2019

Dear Elsie, So much comes to mind when remembering you and Podge. Wonderful community times and joy filled marriage encounter gatherings. Lots of love sent to you and your family. Tom & Lorena

Posted by Lorena Butcavage - Lewes, DE - Friend   May 08, 2019


My condolences to the McKee family. Harry meant a lot to me and was truly a good man. He will be missed deeply.

Posted by Sam Rowe - Glenolden, PA   May 08, 2019

So sorry to hear of Harry's passing. He was one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to work with at PECO. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Eileen McKenna-MacCormac

Posted by Eileen McKenna-MacCormac - Wilmington, DE - Coworker   May 08, 2019

Harry was a great guy a fantastic boss. Joe sorry for your loss.

Posted by bob leonard - winston salem, NC - Coworker   May 08, 2019

Joe I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I know my Father was very fond of him during their time spent together. May he Rest In Peace and hope you and your family can cherish his memory.
Mike Moran

Posted by Mike Moran - Sewell, NJ - Coworker   May 08, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed working with Harry at PECO's Chester office way back when. He was a terrific person!

Donna and Don Cox

Posted by A friend   May 08, 2019

So,Sorry for your loss. He was such a special Man. God Bless

Posted by Lorraine Kelly kauffman - Sharon Hill, PA - Neighbor   May 08, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the McKee Family for the loss of your loved one, Harry, "Pidge", and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.

Posted by JKH/JW    May 08, 2019

Sending our deepest sympathy to Elsie and the family on the passing of such a sweet, caring and giving man. We can never think of Pidge without seeing his smile and hearing his laugh. Prayers for peace, Jackie and Skip Sallade

Posted by Jacqueline Sallade - Norwood, PA - Friend   May 08, 2019

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