Born: December 2, 1910
Died: April 10, 1994
Married: Eleanor A. Atkinson
Children: Philip, James Jr., Michael, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Mrs. Margaret "Peg" Kelly
Donald James McKillip was a World War II veteran. He was a son of Hugh and Anna (Ryan) McKillip.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 12, 1994
Donald J. McKillip
SARANAC LAKE —, 83, formerly of 30 Franklin Ave., died Sunday, April 10, 1994 at Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.
Born Dec. 2, 1910 in Saranac Lake, he was the son of Hugh and Anna (Ryan) McKillip. He had been employed at the Saranac Lake Post Office for 30 years, retiring in June 1975.
On Nov. 28, 1947 he married Eleanor A. Atkinson in Hartford, Conn.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a staff sergeant in the Pacific Theatre. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
A member of St. Bernard's Church, he was also a life member of the VFW, holding the office of commander several times. He was an active member of the Saranac Lake Golf Club. At the age of 70 he was Club Champion, scoring a hole in one in the tournament. He had also gotten a hole in one 50 years before.
Survivors include his wife of Saranac Lake; three sons, Philip of Port Orange, Fla., James Jr. of Albany and Michael of Saranac Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker of Fairfax, Va. and Mrs. Margaret "Peg" Kelly of Saranac Lake; eight grandchildren, a sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Philip; and two sisters. Hazel and Florence.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Bible Vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by a VFW service at 8. Members of the VFW are asked to meet at the funeral home at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at St Bernard's Church with the Rev. Bill Edwards officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery in May.
Memorial donations may be made to the Carmelite Monastery or Uihlein Mercy Center in care of the funeral home.