McKay Jr., Ethan Burr MMCS (SS) USN (Ret.) 10/21/1930 ~06/08/2014 SAN DIEGO -- Ethan "Mac" McKay, a longtime San Diegan was born in Saint Louis, Mo., to Ethan Sr. and Mildred McKay. Ethan retired from the U.S. Navy in 1967, Federal Civil Service in 1986 and Hamilton Sunstrand Power Systems in 1993. A passionate platelet donor, he donated over 40 gallons of blood to the San Diego Blood Bank in his lifetime. Mr. McKay is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Sonja McKay, daughter Nancy Cacas, grandchildren Deana Cacas, Erica and John Phung; sister Deana Reschke and family, and brothers James McKay and Thomas McKay. Military Graveside Services will be held at Miramar National Cemetery on Friday, June 27th, at 12:30 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the San Diego Blood Bank.

Published in U-T San Diego on June 22, 2014