Southampton Funeral Director Dies Suddenly
John A. McGhee, local funeral director and deputy coroner for Bucks County, died suddenly on Wednesday.
John A. McGhee, 51, of Southampton, died suddenly while at work on Wednesday, July 27.
John, a second generation funeral director, continued the dream of his father James J. McGhee Jr. in serving the people in and around the Southampton community.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he is the son of Isabelle (nee Curry) McGhee of Southampton and the late James J. McGhee, Jr. who died in January 2011.
John was a graduate of Archbishop Wood High School (1977) and received a degree in mortuary science from Northampton County Community College (1980). He was licensed as a Pennsylvania Funeral Director in July 1981. John served as a Deputy Coroner for the Bucks County Coroner’s office since 1980.
He was a member of Bucks County Funeral Directors Association, where he served as a past president, Pennsylvania & National Funeral Directors Assoc., Southampton Lions Club, where he has served as Past President, Lions Eye Bank of the Delaware Valley and the Southampton Days 4th of July celebration, where he served as the Bike Judge.
John was a life-long member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Southampton where he served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and member of the Pastoral Counsel.
He loved to golf and was a member of Old York Road Country Club in Ambler.
John is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Robin (nee Carson) and sons Patrick J. and Brendon T., both of Southampton. He is also survived by his brothers James J. McGhee, III and his wife Dawn, and Joseph M. McGhee.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday Aug. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James J. McGhee Funeral Home, 2nd Street Pike and Belmont Ave, Southampton. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.
Remembrances in his name to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 611 Knowles Ave. Southampton, PA 18966 would be appreciated by the family.