Oliver McKee, 84, who worked as an advertising industry executive until retiring in 1990, died April 15 at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington. He had cardiac and vascular disease related to his World War II service, his son said.
He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his family moved to Washington because of his father's job. His father, Oliver McKee Jr., was the Washington diplomatic correspondent for the Boston Evening Transcript newspaper.
Mr. McKee attended Sidwell Friends School and graduated from the Taft School, a boarding school in Connecticut, and Yale University.
He was a First Lieutenant in the Army, and during World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received in the battle.
In his advertising career, he worked for Young & Rubicam and Siegel & Gale in New York before returning to Washington in 1982. After retiring, he became an aspiring author and transportation consultant for CBS News and organizations.
Mr. McKee was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington.
His marriages to Joan McKee and Eve Barrie ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Joyce Green McKee of Washington; two children from his first marriage, Pamela McKee of La Canada, California, and Tracy Evers of Nashville; a son from his second marriage, Andrew McKee of Arlington County; and four grandchildren.
On Sunday, April 15, 2007. Mr. McKee died at the Washington DC Veterans Administration Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Green McKee; one son, two daughters and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., April 26, 2007 at St. John's Georgetown Episcopal Church, 3240 “O” Street, N.W. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on June 28, 2007 at 3 p.m.
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