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Independent Journal
Saturday, August 14, 1993

Paul "Pat" McGee
Korean veteran

Paul "Pat" McGee of Novato - an active volunteer at local hospitals - died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1993 at Novato Community Hospital. He was 62.

Mr. McGee joined the Navy when he was 20 and served during the Korean War. After the war, he worked at a factory, then decided to join the military again and served for six years with the Air Force. He held the rank of staff sergeant.

While stationed at Hamilton Field, he met his wife, DeAnne McGee, and her three children. The couple had two more children.

Mr. McGee was a machinist for E.D. Bullard in Sausalito from 1963 to 1977.

Mr. McGee gave generously of his time to organizations such as the Cancer Society and the Diabetes Association. He would drive patients to doctor and hospital appointments, and also help deliver food to shut-ins.

He might best be remembered or his annual visits as Santa to Novato Community and Sonoma hospitals.

"The love of his life was playing Santa Claus," recalled his wife, DeAnne.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Kelly and Shawna McGee, both of Novato, and Gayle Terrell of Rohnert Park; a son, Larry Woodward of Novato; his mother, Edna McGee of St. Petersberg, Fla.; a brother, Richard McGee of Spain; a sister, Rosemary Dobridge of Silver Springs, Md.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Another son, Gary Woodward, died earlier.

The funeral will be at noon Tuesday at Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin in Novato.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Monday.

Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park in Novato.

Memorial contributions are preferred to American Diabetes Association, Novato Community Hospital Volunteers, and Lighthouse for the Blind.
The California Death Index adds information: Paul Louis McGee was born in Pennsylvania on May 31, 1931.

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