Murriel S. (Mort) Magee

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 25, 2021

Murriel S. (Mort) Magee, 105, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday August 17, 2021. She was born May 26, 1916 in New Castle, a daughter of the late David and Rose (Hillman) Mort and was also preceded in death by her husband James B. Magee and siblings William, Hilda, and Charles Mort.

Murriel was a former hairdresser. She and her late husband James “Burt”, who worked for U.S. Steel, started their married life in New Castle and then moved to Dravosburg. Following Burt’s career then moved to Fairless Hills. After retirement they moved to Vero Beach, Florida, before moving back to McKeesport to be closer to family. She loved music, loved to sing, and enjoyed travelling to visit family.

She is survived by her children William C. (Alice) Magee of Everett, Barbara L. (the late Robert) Richards of North Huntingdon, and Murriel “Dolly” (Fred) Marcussen of Florida; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Private interment will be next to her husband in Rosedale Memorial Park, Bensalem, PA. The William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences please visit To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Murriel S. Magee please visit our Sympathy Store.

Originally published August 25, 2021.

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