On July 9, 2022, James “Jim” McGee, 82, passed away peacefully in Vero Beach, Fla. after a long illness.
Jim was born in Milford and raised in Laurel to the late Clifford and Elva McGee.
In his professional life, Jim retired from the DuPont company in 1991 after 32 years of service. Jim started out “pushing a broom,” as he would say but proved himself be to a valuable asset; finishing his career traveling and conducting business internationally.
Jim was also a past president of the Seaford Lions Club and the Seaford Football Booster Club.
Jim was incredibly blessed to retire at 51. Being retired nearly as long as he worked, he spent the rest of his 82 years watching westerns, enjoying good music, spending time with many friends, family and his adoring wife, Dianne. Together, Jim and Dianne enjoyed their retirement years in Fenwick Island, Naples, Fla. and Vero Beach, Fla. They traveled, cooked, entertained and enjoyed much of the rest of the beauty this life has to offer. Chief among their life’s enjoyment was spending quality time with their children and grandchildren.
While “Pops” loved all of his grandchildren immensely and equally, Pops was a second father to his grandson, Sean Pizzio, and the two shared a loving bond that was a mutual treasure. Being a mentor to Sean was Pops’ honor and privilege.
Jim’s greatest love was his wife and soulmate, Dianne. They were married for 64 years, raising a daughter, Brenda, and sons, Mike and Dave. Family was everything to Pops and the fun, laughter and pride that came from his wife, children and their respective families was easily his greatest source of happiness. He will be greatly missed at holiday family dinners, crab feasts and all the days in between.
Jim is survived by his wife, Dianne, Vero Beach, Fla.; his sister, Linda Harrington (Bruce); his son, Mike (Susan); his son, Dave (Amy); grandchildren, Sean Pizzio (Anissa), Lauren Pizzio, Lindsey McGee, Dr. James “JD” McGee III, Aaron McGee, Molly McGee and Abigail McGee.
Jim was predeceased by his daughter Brenda Pizzio and his brother Robert McGee.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, or the VNA and Hospice Foundation of Vero Beach.
No formal services will be held at this time.