Family and friends, we are terribly saddened to announce the passing of Joseph James McGuire, our Father, Grandfather, Husband, everyone's friend, a dear Brother to many, a great American patriot, and a decent man.
Dad passed away after the anurism he knew about for quite a while burst in his abdomen.
Joseph James McGuire was born on July 12, 1943, in Clark Summit, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth ( Ford ) McGuire, and James Joseph McGuire. Both parents preceded him in death.
On January 6, 1968, Joseph married Linda Lee Winnie. They were married until 2003, when she passed away as a consequence of cancer.
A resident of Hallstead, Pennsylvania, Joseph left Blue Ridge High School in 1958, to serve in the United States Marine Corp. Joseph was a Veteran of the Vietnam conflict, having served there and in Okinawa. He honorably retired from the Corps in 1982, with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. He then graduated from Penn State University, with a degree in Computer Science.
Joseph is survived by two children, Rodney James McGuire (Marybel McGuire) of Lompoc, California, and Holly Ann McGuire Hodge (Thomas Hodge, Esq.), of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Also surviving are the Grandchildren he loved like no other Grandfather. JulieAnne Arzate McGuire, Samuelle Rodney James McGuire, CoraLee Arzate McGuire, Joseph James McGuire II, Nathaniel James McGuire, of Lompoc, CA, and Linda Lee Hodge, of Virginia Beach, VA. The children delighted in their Grandfather's love and kindness.
Also surving are his two siblings, Elizabeth McGuire, of Great Bend, PA, and Patrick McGuire ( Suusan McGuire, Esq. ), of Huntington, NY.
Many nieces and nephews, cousins, and other family will miss him as well.
He truly was a man of peace, and we will miss him and look forward to a happy reunion, when it is all our turn to pass on to what awaits.
Know that you are loved, and that we are at peace.
A funeral service will be held on November 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead, PA. Interment will be made in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.