LAKE PLACID — Dr. Wade R. McGhee, age 90, passed away in the evening of July 23, 2009 at the Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid. His permanent residency was Waycross, Ga.
He was born in Salem, Ohio. He was in the Air Force in World War II for three-and-a-half years. He was often based with Walter H. Governale and became his lifelong friend.
Dr. McGhee graduated from the College of Podiatry in Cleveland, Ohio and practiced podiatry in Salem, Ohio and Waycross, Ga. for more than 60 years. He spent the last eight summers in Lake Placid and winters in Pompano Beach, Fla. with his devoted friend Marilyn Bisson Governnale.
Interment was with the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Saranac Lake.
A memorial service was held on July 27, 2009 in the chapel at the Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid. The Reverend Father Patrick O’Reilly officiated.