Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 3, 2012 11:31 am EDT


FREDERICKTOWN — Robert “Don” McGuire, 75, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with his Lord on Oct. 2, 2012, following a long and courageous battle with illness.

He was born in Richmond, Ind., to the late Archie and Daisy (Gray) McGuire. Don proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956-1962. He retired as the Engineering Manager in 2002 after 38 years at J.B. Foote, later Dana Corp.

He is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Karen, whom he married in 1963; his son, Dean (Joellen) McGuire; his daughters, Cheryl (Mike) Cheatham, Teresa (Nick) Caruso; his grandchildren, Delaney and Madalaine McGuire, Alexandra Sillato, Cassidy and McKenna Cheatham, Kristen Cox and Jacee Chubb; a great-granddaughter, Amaiyah Cox; his brother, Kenneth; and his sister-in-law, Kathleen (Earl) Waddell.

Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death by his father- and mother-in-law, Russell and Evelyn (Cook) Richards; and sister-in-law, Keitha Longfellow.

Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. The family will observe a private graveside service at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

The family would like to thank everyone at the Knox County Kidney Center with an extra special thanks to Kelly; Dr. Ravindra Pawar, a very special physician and friend. Also Hospice of Knox County for their special help.

Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s name to the National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212 (or) Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Robert “Don” McGuire.

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