YOUNGSVILLE - John Matthew McGee, 53, died Saturday, April 25, 2009 while visiting New York City. A party will be held in his honor in Rocky Mount today (Saturday, May 23).

He was born in Queens, N.Y. He was a 24-year employee of Visara, which evolved from Memorex Telex.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald William McGee, and his stepmother, Miyoko Goto McGee.

Surviving: his partner, Robert Radford; several nieces and cousins.

A donation to your favorite charity in John’s name is suggested.

Arrangements are by Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.