2012-07-26 / Obituaries

Robert J. McGuire Warfordsburg, 74

Robert J. “Bob” McGuire, 74, Warfordsburg, died Tuesday July 17, 2012, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Born, January 9, 1938, at home in Cresson, Pa., he was the son of the late Bernard and Helen Lilly McGuire.

He served with the U.S. Army 1961-1963.

He was a 1956 graduate of Cresson High School and attended St. Frances College at Lorretta, Pa.; he was an associate engineer for A.T. & T for 10 years.

He was self-employed coowner/ operator of McGuire’s Builders Inc. and part owner of Tri-State Trusses Inc., Warfordsburg.

He was building and ground supervisor for Fulton County Medical Center for six years. He served on the Southern Fulton School Board and County Vo-Tech School Board.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Hancock, and a member of American Legion Post #0561 in McConnellsburg.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marjorie M. ( Smith) McGuire; two daughters: Kelly Hockenberry and husband Joe, Coplay, Pa., and Maureen Litton and husband Ryan, of Big Cove Tannery; grandchildren: Brayden and Connor Litton, and Evan and Derek Hockenberry; and nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters in-law.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church on Monday, July 23. Rev. John Lombardi was celebrant. Following the mass, a burial with a military service by the Tri-State Honor Guard was at Jerusalem Christian Cemetery, Warfordsburg.

As a gesture of Bob’s kind, generous and loving character, the family would like to thank all in the community that have always been supportive in prayer and kindness over the past years. Bob lived with God as the center of his life, loved his wife as Christ loves the church and raised his children to know and love God.

Donations may be made to Whips Cove Church Mission, 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267 or to Fulton County Catholic Missions, 110 South Third Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Online condolences at www.grovefh.com.

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