Kevin Patrick McAteer

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Kevin McAteer

Kevin Patrick McAteer, 63, of Bothell, WA died on August 30, 2020 at home after a three and a half year battle from lung cancer. Kevin was born in Fairmont, WV June 1, 1957 to the late John Patrick and Jean Carroll McAteer.   He graduated from Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA in 1975.  After high school, Kevin enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1975 through 1978 ending with an honorable discharge as Sargent.   He then went on to graduate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA in 1983 with a mechanical engineering degree.

Kevin continued his government career as a civil servant with The Internal Revenue Service, Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Wa and General Services Administration where he spent most of his 33 years of Federal Service before retiring in August 2018.

Kevin loved making pottery, playing volleyball and spending time with his family and friends.  But what he was most proud of and loved most was watching his daughter’s music concerts and his son’s sports activities from elementary through high school.

Kevin is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Paula L. McAteer, daughter J. Lorayne McAteer and son John P. McAteer, Bothell, WA.  In Addition, he is survived two brothers D. Matthew, Bishopville, MD and R. Mark McAteer, Lottsburg, VA and two sisters Cynthia A. Smith (husband Dennis Smith), Serverna Park, MD and Mary F. Cook (husband John Cook), Sarasota, FL as well as several nieces and nephews, Aunts and Uncles.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, there will be no service at this time.   In lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The American Cancer Society in his name, Kevin Patrick McAteer through


4 Responses to “Kevin Patrick McAteer”

  • Alan Higgs says:

    Paula and Family:
    I fondly recall how hospitable John was during my visit in 2004, and how John mentioned the beautiful evergreen trees surrounding your house…..and their enormous height! He was a kind person, and you could see how much you, John and Lorraine meant to him! With all our hearts, we pray God keeps you with his blessings in this trying time.

  • Patsy Noland says:

    Dear Paula, Donald Neill and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sending you hugs and prayers for peace during this sad time.

  • Chris DayMartin says:

    Kevin was my boss for a handful of years at GSA – he was a great boss and a great person. He always talked about his kids within our little work team, and I couldn’t believe all the running around he seemed to do going to his kids’ sporting events. He was dedicated. My sympathies to his family and everyone who cared about him.

  • Peggy Talley says:

    Oh, my dearest Paula. I did not know about the loss of your husband until today. I am so very sorry. I wish I had known. Somehow I missed the post you made. I love you dearly and am praying for you and your family.

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