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Obituary for Hugh "Danny" W. McKemy
EAST PEORIA – Hugh W. “Danny” McKemy, 78, of East Peoria passed away at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at his sister’s residence. Danny was born on June 13, 1936, in Fullerton, Calif., to the late Hugh and Lucille (Peters) McKemy. He is survived by four sisters, Patsy Miller and Mary Lou Smith both of Silver City, N.M., Felicie Richardson of East Peoria, and Maureen (Rodney) Tschirhart of Castroville, Tex.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Danny was a US Navy veteran, serving from 1955 to 1959. He worked as an engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad until his retirement. He was loved by many. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at St. Monica Catholic Church in East Peoria. Fr. Stephen Willard will officiate. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OSF Hospice in Peoria. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.