Steve’s father Robert McKay died when Steve was less than six months old. . Steve and his mother moved to Tupper Lake, New York to live with his grandparents. They remained there for about four years.
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Children of Steve McKay and Patricia Weekly
Steve McKay enlisted in the US Navy in Springfield MA on 9 Nov 1964. After boot camp in Great Lakes IL, he attended Electronics Technician "A" school also at Great Lakes. He then was assigned to two minesweepers, USS Avenge and USS Bulwark, in Charleston, SC rising in rank to PO 2nd Class. Steve then returned to Great Lakes to attend Electronics Technician "B" school after which he remained at Great Lakes as a technician for the school command. He was promoted to PO 1st Class during this time. From Great Lakes his next assignment from Sep 1972 to Dec 1975 was aboard two Submarine Tenders, USS Holland and USS Simon Lake, in Rota Spain. He left Spain to become an electronics instructor at the Fire Control "A" school at the Submarine school in Groton CT. Steve was promoted to Chief Petty Officer during this tour of duty. Next came an assignment to the USS Cone DD-866 once more in Charleston, SC where he was promoted to Senior CPO. He then went to Mobile Technical Unit 10 also in Charleston. At the end of this tour of duty Steve retired from the Navy on 30 Nov 1984. 
Steve’s first “real” job at age 14 was working summers in the tobacco fields in Hatfield, Massachusetts. He worked for five summers before entering military service. He retired from the US Nay in 1984 and went to work as a Electronics Reliability Analyst for a aerospace company in Carlisle Massachusetts. After 25 year, working on projects such as the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, Steve retired in 2009. 
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