Robert J. McGuire, 74

JAN. 9, 1938-JULY 17, 2012

July 19, 2012

Robert J. "Bob" McGuire, 74, of Warfordsburg, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Born Jan. 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 from 1961 to 1963.

He was a 1956 graduate of Cresson High School, and attended St. Frances College in Loretto, Pa.

He was an associate engineer for AT&T for 10 years.

He was a self-employed co-owner/operator of McGuire's Builders Inc., and part-owner of Tri-State Trusses Inc. in 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 in Hancock, Md., and American Legion Post 561 in McConnellsburg, Pa.

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

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

An hour of visitation will be Monday, July 23, 2012, at 10 a.m., with reflections at 10:45 a.m. by family, friends, and Pastor Gene Harding, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church. The Rev. John Lombardi will be celebrant. Following the Mass, a burial with a military service by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be at Jerusalem Christian Cemetery, Warfordsburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 22, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.  

As a gesture of Bob's kind, generous and loving character, the family would like to thank all in the community who 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.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Whips Cove Church Mission, 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267 or Fulton County Catholic Missions, 110 S. Third St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233.   

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