Jerry P. McKee
Jerry P. McKee died peacefully Sunday (Jan. 5, 2020) at home after an extended illness, with his family by his side. He was 78.
Jerry was born April 21, 1941, in Sharon, a son of Veronica Donahue McKee and Joseph McKee.
He attended the former St. Joseph School in Sharon and was a 1959 graduate of Sharon High School.
He married Dolores "Dee" Kobialko on Oct. 19, 1963. She survives at home.
Jerry worked as operations manager for the former Medal Distributing in Sharon for 30 years. After his retirement, he owned and operated Jerry's Tavern in Sharpsville for 15 years.
Not one to sit still, Jerry was a van driver for The Herald after he sold the tavern.
His greatest love was his family. He loved attending his grandchildren's plays, concerts, baseball, softball and basketball games.
Jerry loved cheering on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and he was a lifelong die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
He was a man of few words, but always listened. He was quick to help those in need.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his four daughters, Dr. Amy McKee Kaufman and her husband, Scott, Sharon, Beth McKee Elliott, New York, Missy Klaric and her husband, Frank, and Tara Metro and her husband, Gene II, all Sharon; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy Grande and his wife, Jamie, Amber Stark and her husband, Casey, Alyssa Miller, Teague and Maiya Elliott, Ainsley and Camille Klaric and Miranda, Gene III, Nate and Saige Metro; four great-grandchildren, Jeremy Grande and Audrey, Selina and Evie Stark; two sisters, Norene Diegelmann and her husband, Karl, Louisiana; and Carole Nelson, Minnesota; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, a granddaughter, Sophia Rose Metro; a great-grandson, Brian Grande; a brother, Robert McKee; a brother-in-law, Walter Nelson; and his beloved grandmother, "Ma Don."
Jerry took great care of his family and will be sadly missed.
Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at

Jerry P., 78, Sharon.
Calling hours: None.
Service: Private.
Published on January 7, 2020


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tamara s white
Jan 29, 2020
prayers to the family
Donna O'Connor Stepanic
Jan 11, 2020
Dee Dee sorry for your loss Knew Jerry for a long time he was a good man,
Donna Loyd Linzenbold
Jan 11, 2020
Dee, you and your family have our deepest sympathy.
Walt Dolata
Jan 10, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy and prayers to his family. Jerry was a friend and will be missed
R. Tim Bieber
Jan 10, 2020
Many found memories of great man God Rest his Soul
ruth rhodanz
Jan 09, 2020
RIP Jerry remembering all the great times at "Jerrys"sincerest sympathy to Dee & family
September Fleming (Dawn, friend of Tara and neighbor)
Jan 08, 2020
My heart goes out to all of you as a wonderful man will be terribly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Jerry was a lot of fun growing up next door and playing with Tara. He accepted me like I was another one of his kids ;) Cherish your memories with your Dad and know he loved each of you dearly!
Rita Vasconi
Jan 08, 2020
U will be missed Jerry. Love u. Fly high
bill rader
Jan 07, 2020
dee sorry to hear about jerry he was a very good person loved it when I was working for him I will miss him
Derethea Hoban
Jan 07, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry was a good man who loved his family. Please accept my sincere sympathy.