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Helen M Saxe McGee

June 12, 1933 — October 21, 2020

Mrs. Helen M. Saxe McGee, age 87, a lifelong Albany Twp. resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, October 21, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family.


          Helen was born on June 12, 1933 in New Albany, PA, one of nine children of the late Clement J. & Alma Hembury Middendorf. She graduated from St. Basil’s High School a member of the class of 1951. She married Richard Paul Saxe on October 17, 1953, and they operated his family dairy farm until 1963. Dick predeceased her on April 3, 1980. She later married James “Fibber” “Bun” McGee a lifelong Albany Twp. farmer, and he predeceased her on October 20, 1995.


          Helen was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church in Dushore, PA, and was an active money counter on Monday mornings.  


          She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. She also loved to travel and would relish at any stop at a casino. She looked forward to her bowl of ice cream and she always had chocolate on hand. She loved to cook and entertain her family in her home. Helen was a selfless person and was always putting others needs before her own. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and will be missed by all who knew her.


Three sons and daughters-in-law:

Richard L. “Larry” & Brenda Saxe                                Hawk Point, MO

Joseph E. & Kristina Saxe                                           New Albany, PA
John A. & Rachael Saxe                                              New Albany, PA


Five daughters & son-in-law:

Eileen & Lance Dunham Jr.                                          New Albany, PA

Diane & William “Burf” Broschart                                  Overton, PA

Teckla & Robert Tome                                                  Yoe, PA

Shannon & Joe Burke                                                  Etters, PA

Toni & Craig Danley                                                     Windsor, PA



Dan (Michelle) Dunham, New Albany, PA; Andrew (Kristy) Saxe, Troy, MO; Meghan (Matt) Brewer, New Albany, PA; Rob (Renee) Broschart, Overton, PA; John (Lynn) Broschart, Overton, PA; Kim (Jeff) Porter, Falls, PA; Sydney Saxe, New Albany, PA; Evan Saxe, New Albany, PA; Leah (Dana) Black, Mesa, AZ, Lisa Saxe, Laceyville, PA; Jenna Saxe, LeRaysville, PA; Krista Saxe, Troy, MO; Kiesha (Adam) Reller, Troy, MO; Stephen (Rachel) Enos, Troy, MO; Kelly (Clay) Wells, Springfield, MO; Ryan (Jill) Enos, Harlem, GA; Nate Hines, Tunkhannock, PA; Jessie Hines, Erie, PA; Timatha (Justin) Knowlton, Mount Laurel, NJ; Jason (Jessie) Brown, Monroeton, PA; Teckla Ann Tome, Hughesville, PA; Robert Tome, Yoe, PA; Nolan Tome, Yoe, PA; Cyrus Tome, Red Lion, PA.


Great grandchildren:

Kassi Dunham, Alyvia Dunham, Breanna Rae, Maci (Josh) Marks, Salena Saxe, Keegan Saxe, Mya Saxe, Brennan Saxe, Kohen Saxe, Jordan Saxe, Madalyn Broschart, Morgan Broschart, Korie Broschart, Lillian Broschart, Lydia Broschart, Jaxon Porter, Baylee Reller, Reyce Reller, Layni Enos, Emily Enos, Justin Strader, Jade Strader, Alexa (Austin) Garcia, Felicity Enos, Logan Enos, Loxley Enos, Kaeli Knowlton, Jamieson Knowlton, Karina Knowlton, Teigan Brown, Expected baby Black in April 2021.


Great-great granddaughters:

Amelia Marks, Brooklyn Westbrook, Expected baby girl Westbrook in November 2020



Joe Middendorf                                                              Castroville, TX



Jacqueline Quinn Middendorf                                            Orondo, WA

Gladys (Dick Bennett) Middendorf                                     Moxie, PA

Kathryn (Francis) Austin                                                  Haymarket, VA


Close family friends:

Dennis Kochenash                                                            Spring Lake, PA

James & Kelly Milliron                                                         Laceyville, PA


          She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Besides her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by two grandsons, James Richard Saxe on February 19, 2000, and Shawn Richard Saxe on October 21, 2014. Also by a niece, Lorrie Middendorf on July 23, 2006; five brothers; Robert Middendorf in 1923, Clement Middendorf Jr. in 1930, Richard Middendorf on February 1, 2005, Donald F. Middendorf on May 10, 2011, and Henry M. Middendorf on September 8, 2012, and also by two sisters; an infant Betty Jane Middendorf in 1923 and Alma Lois McCarty on May 24, 1950. She was also predeceased by a dear friend and companion, Stephen “Chief” Schulte on August 16, 2000.


          A Transferal Service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 10:30 AM from the Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, PA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, with her pastor, the Rev. Thomas J. Major, presiding. Interment will follow in the adjoining parish cemetery. 


Family and friends may call on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, PA, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.


          Memorial Contributions may be sent to St. Basil’s Parish, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614 in loving memory of Helen Saxe McGee.


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