Paul H. Magee, 85, a retired owner of a radio and television shop in Rockville who was active in service and veterans groups, died Sunday at Frederick, Md., Memorial Hospital after a stroke.

Mr. Magee, who was born in Cairo, Ill., served in the Army in France during World War I. He later worked for the Illinois Central Railroad.

In 1941, he moved to the Washington area and opened a radio shop. This became Magee Radio and TV in Rockville. Mr. Magee operated the business until about 1970, when he retired and closed it.

A former Rockville resident, Mr. Magee was a charter member of the Rockville Kiwanis Club. He also was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the parish of St. Francis Catholic Church in Rockville and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 2323 in Durwood.

His marriage to the former Mary Murray ended in divorce.

Survivors include three sons, Paul H. Jr., of Kensington, James M., of Damascus, and Bernard J., of Silver Spring; three daughters, Mary T. Schultz, with whom Mr. Magee had lived in Frederick since last year, Eileen M. Hinners of Godfrey, Ill., and Bernadette D. McBride of Johnson City, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.