A Tribute to the General
April 16, 1940 to August 6, 2021
Samuel E “Sam” McKay
referred to by Scott as “The General”
Samuel “Sam” E. McKay, 81, of Osceola Mills, died on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.Born on April 16, 1940 in Mechanicsburg, PA he was the son of the late Samuel F. and Carol L. (McKissick) McKay.
He married Gerry C. (Dunlap) McKay on Feb. 26, 1962 in Woodbury; she preceded him in death on Sept.13, 2011.
He was a member of the Osceola Mills United Methodist Church and the Osceola Mills Lodge 515 F & A M.
Sam was a U.S. Army veteran where he was offered by his command in Germany an appointment to West Point; a member of the Osceola Mills Honor Guard, VFW Post 5020, American Legion Post 0313, and the Gold Stripe Club.
Sam was also a volunteer at the Osceola Mills Community Food Bank.
Sam was a 1958 graduate from the former Osceola Mills High School and received training in HVAC. He retired early as a transportation foreman at Peerless Transport Trucking Company of Clearfield.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Smeal and Jeannie Thompson; and one brother, Mark “Nip” McKay.He is survived by four daughters, Colleen S. Rumberger and her husband Jim of Osceola Mills, Shari Minarchick and her husband Michael of West Decatur, Meri C. Pollick and her husband Brian of Osceola Mills, and Michelle Thompson and her husband Jon of Philipsburg; one son, Scott McKay of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Mary Wynne McKay and her companion Mahlon Casher of Houtzdale; two brothers, David McKay and his wife Linda of Deltona, Fla. and Michael “Tuck” McKay and his wife Darlene of Penfield; also five grandchildren, Michael, Dustin, Brian, Jr., Aleksa and Presley; and four great-grandchildren Aidan, Jaxen, Nico and Tayliana.
A public commemoration to be announced at a later date in his memory of “The General” as he is known by the Patriot Streetfighter Nation, a worldwide following of his son’s media operation.