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Due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns, a private
family funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at
11:00am in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA, Rev. V. David
Foradori, officiating, Pastor of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church

Military honors will be rendered at the conclusion of the service by
Reynolds VFW Post #7599. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery.

Michael C. McKay, age 45, of Main St. Greenville, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 in his residence of natural causes after a long period of declining health.

He was born in Trenton, NJ on July 4, 1974 to Richard C. and Mary Lou (Elmo) McKay. Mike was a 1993 graduate of Greenville Senior High School. From an early age he had a strong desire to work in Emergency Services. He had been active as a junior firefighter with Hempfield V.F.D., joined the U.S. Army Reserves Medic Unit and went through basic training between his junior and senior year of high school. He then worked as a dispatcher for Mercer County 911 for a short time and was a firefighter with Hempfield V.F.D. before September 11, 2001.

Mike went Active Duty as a US Army Medic and had orders for Germany but as he was assisting in the training of medics he was hurt in a training accident and was Medically Discharged. He would return to work as a Dispatcher at Mercer County 911 for a short while but the pain of the injuries kept him from being able to do his job. Mike was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville and was a past member of the Greenville Italian Home Club and Greenville VFW Post #3374.

Mike enjoyed music, hunting, fishing and camping. He is survived by his two children; Christopher McKay of Pittsburgh and Lilly McKay of New Castle, two step children; Ashley Christy of Pittsburgh and Madison Lohr of New Castle, his mother; Mary Lou Chokas and her husband Dennis of Greenville, two brothers; Dr. George McKay and his wife Jessica of Suffolk, VA and Scott McKay and his wife Jessica of Jamestown and two nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

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40 Comments

  1. Scott Schell Scott Schell
    April 14, 2020    

    My sincere sympathy to the McKay family. I will always remember Mike’s dedication to the emergency services and his love of the great outdoors. Rest In Peace my friend.

  2. Stephanie Williams Stephanie Williams
    April 14, 2020    

    I have so many memories of Michael I can not possibly list them here. He would be the first person to ask if you needed a helping hand. His heart & stubbornness were both enormous at times lol. His work ethic was stellar & he loved his kids more then anything. I am so proud that he called me a friend for all these years. My heartfelt condolences & I am here if you need anything. Love all of you

  3. Brian Miller Brian Miller
    April 14, 2020    

    RIP Brother you will be missed for your sense of humor and your friendly smile rest easy

  4. John McDonald John McDonald
    April 14, 2020    

    I pray for your soul Mike. Peace be with you

  5. Terry Mohr Terry Mohr
    April 14, 2020    

    Mary Lou, Scott and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My heart is with all of you. If there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate. Sincerely, Terry

  6. Nicole D’Urso Nicole D’Urso
    April 14, 2020    

    I am saddened to here this, Micheal always had a little smile on his face and always brought a smile to whoever he was speaking to with his kindness and attitude he always carried with him. RIP my friend

  7. jill beilstein jill beilstein
    April 14, 2020    

    To the whole family: Sorry for your loss. God be with you all.

  8. Retta Fagley Retta Fagley
    April 14, 2020    

    Mike was such a great guy. Have a lot of great memories with him. He will be missed greatly by many. Sympathy to his family.

  9. Pat Barwell Smith and michael (Smitty Pat Barwell Smith and michael (Smitty
    April 14, 2020    

    Our deepest heart felt sympathy in loss of Mike. Wish we could be with you at this time. We have So many happy memories of Mike through out his life.

  10. Mark Wasser Mark Wasser
    April 14, 2020    

    My sincere condolences to the McKay family.

  11. Diane Dilts Diane Dilts
    April 14, 2020    

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you Mary Lou and for the rest of the family. Prayers for all

  12. Mark and Donna Gaus Mark and Donna Gaus
    April 14, 2020    

    Mary Lou our heartfelt condolences to your family. Remembering Michael when he and Bill were hanging out. He was always full of joy and his infectious smile kept you wondering what was on his mind or what was next. He certainly brought a lot of joy to our family.

  13. Jim & Joy Miller Jim & Joy Miller
    April 14, 2020    

    We are so very sorry for your loss and you have our condolences at this difficult time. Mike was always so kind and his ever present smile was uplifting.

  14. Regina Hanna Regina Hanna
    April 14, 2020    

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. MaryLou, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  15. Terry M Claypool Terry M Claypool
    April 14, 2020    

    Keeping your family in constant prayer. Everyone who knew him loved him, and will miss him terribly. Mike cared about other people and put others first, and we who knew him will always remember.

  16. Kim Hyde (White) & Tom Hyde Kim Hyde (White) & Tom Hyde
    April 14, 2020    

    So very sorry for your loss Scott & Jessica.

  17. evelyn oliver evelyn oliver
    April 14, 2020    

    I’m so sorry for the loss that Mike death has had. I knew Mike through Tracy and lilly. He was always full of life a comedian making people laugh and caring man he was . Your loss will be great. Prayers for comfort to all those affected

  18. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 14, 2020    

    Miss Lilly, My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always! We love you to the moon and back ❤️ Mammy, Hannah and Kaylee ♥️♥️

  19. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 14, 2020    

    Mary Lou, George, Scott, Dennis and family, We are so heartbroken for you. Please know that you are being remembered in our prayers. Prayers for comfort, abundant love and understanding.

  20. Tom and Gay McKenzie Tom and Gay McKenzie
    April 14, 2020    

    Mary Lou, George, Scott, Dennis and family, We are so very heartbroken for you. Please know you are in our prayers. Prayers for comfort, abundant love and understanding.

  21. Ken and Kathy Ammann Ken and Kathy Ammann
    April 15, 2020    

    We wish Michael’s family peace, comfort, and strength through the days ahead.

  22. Linda Purdy Linda Purdy
    April 15, 2020    

    We grieve the same as we love….
    in our own individual way.
    Hoping that time is kind to your hearts
    and brings you sweet memories
    in place of sadness….
    Your brother will always be near…
    watching over you and your family.
    Rest in peace Michael.

  23. Ralph & Kathy Saylor Ralph & Kathy Saylor
    April 15, 2020    

    Our Dear Friends or deepest sympathy goes out to all of you!!

  24. Josh Leskovac Josh Leskovac
    April 15, 2020    

    As Mike finds peace in heaven I pray his family finds peace here. I will always remember Mike for his kindness, generosity, friendship, brotherhood, can-do attitude and humor/wit! It would be impossible to count the number of times he’s made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt or how many times I’ve admired his character and leadership. I will forever remember and be impacted by those qualities. Although the paths we have traveled in recent years have put distance between us, I will always love him and think fondly of him and his amazing family. Until the next time we’re “singin’ in the rain”… goodbye my friend.

  25. James Walls James Walls
    April 15, 2020    

    Mike, will always remember training you in dispatch at Life Force, and is BS’n more then we trained, and remember you when you where at county, R.I.P. my friend, and condolences to the family

  26. Dustin Osborne Dustin Osborne
    April 15, 2020    

    My prayers are with the family. I have alot of good memories of Mike ! May God fill you with peace during this time.

  27. Cyriac George Cyriac George
    April 15, 2020    

    My heart hurts for your family. I wish you and your entire family peace during this painful time. Michael’s spirit lives on and he is reunited with his father and watching over you all.

  28. Carson Osborne Carson Osborne
    April 15, 2020    

    Very sorry to the whole McKay family for your loss of Mike. He was at our house everyday when I was growing up. We went on many adventures in the Mckay family van. Even 30 years later some of his humor pops up in my mind at random. He was always happy to see people. He made people feel good. May he Rest In Peace.

  29. Cindy Kroc Cindy Kroc
    April 15, 2020    

    Mary Lou and family, my deepest sympathy., love, Cindy Kroc

  30. Teresa Fisher Teresa Fisher
    April 15, 2020    

    So many full memories with Michael. Michael was truly a lovely soul and I hold every moment, text, visit and call very close to my heart. He will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us. I am here always if you need anything ❤️

  31. Rosie Rosie
    April 15, 2020    

    I am so truly sorry. That was a beautiful service. May God bless you at this horrible time and keep you in his hands. I will miss you Michael.

  32. Mary Lou McCartney Mary Lou McCartney
    April 15, 2020    

    What a beautiful service.My Deepest sympathy to Mary Lou and family.Mike was my neighbor for several years,and he had a heart of gold.Always helpin Sarah and me{2 old folks in the building} making sure snow was off steps,carrying in groceries,anything we needed he was there.Big heart,kind soul.Johnathin will miss your trips to Sheetz together,Even after I moved just a block away Johnathin had to go visit Mike. Will miss you my friend.Mary Lou Love you and prayers to family.He is in a better place and suffering is over,

  33. carla dlugos and family carla dlugos and family
    April 15, 2020    

    Mary Lou. we are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathy. we will be praying for peace and comfort in the coming days.

  34. Jeanette (Dellatore) Tryon Jeanette (Dellatore) Tryon
    April 15, 2020    

    Mary Lou, I am so sorry to hear about this. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You will be in our prayers. I did not know your son, but it sounds like he was an awesome young man.

  35. Mary Dellatore Tomaino Mary Dellatore Tomaino
    April 15, 2020    

    Dear Mary Lou and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God comforts you and gives you all the strength to get through this difficult time.
    My heart felt sympathy,
    Cousin Mary Dellatore Tomaino

  36. Penny Rapp Piper Penny Rapp Piper
    April 15, 2020    

    Mary Lou,I can only imagine your pain. Now you have a special angel that is always with you.

  37. Scott Bracey Scott Bracey
    April 16, 2020    

    A great friend who I’ll always remember. I loved his hilarious songs that he’d scream out loud and sing at campfires. My sincere condolences and thoughts are with that wonderful Mckay family.

  38. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 17, 2020    

    Rest in peace , Bill Bresnan

  39. Tina Hill Tina Hill
    April 18, 2020    

    I am truly heartbroken to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike was caring, kind, helpful, compassionate, fun loving, funny, energetic, magnanimous, pure hearted and just a all around great guy that I have had the sincere pleasure of knowing. I regret we fell out of touch for the last several years. My prayers and sympathies are with his family today and in the future. May God comfort each and every one of you. But, most especially his kids, that he loved so much and was so proud of. Blessings upon you.

  40. Tom Chapin Tom Chapin
    May 8, 2020    

    I’ll always consider Mike as my first friend (aside from my brother), at pre-school in 1978 or 1979 at the old Margaret Brown School / St. Mike’s, when we were 4 or 5. I would run into Mike periodically over the years, and always enjoyed talking to him. About two years ago, we ran into each other for the first time in about 20 years, and then, a week later, we saw each other again. We thought that was strange — haven’t seen you in 20 years, but now, twice in a week! I was grateful for that. All the best wishes and thoughts to his friends and family. — Tom Chapin, RHS ’92

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