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In Memory

Tom McGuire (McGuire) - Class Of 1969

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06/20/10 09:11 PM #1    

Jerrilynne (Jerri) McGuire (Unger) (1966)



Thomas Lee McGuire Obituary

Thomas Lee McGuire, 31, died Monday, September 28, 1981, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.  Tom (Tommy) was born November 12, 1949 in McCook, Nebraska to Wayne and Wanda McGuire.

Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was with the Marine Amphibious Brigade, Military Assistance Command in Vietnam.  He was a member of the American Legion, Forty and Eight and the Eagles Lodge.  At the time of his death he was employed by Western Engineering Construction Company.

Survivors include his parents, Wayne (Mickey) and Wanda, McCook; two brothers, Walter Wayne, San Diego, California, and Mike, Lincoln, Nebraska, one sister, Mrs. Jack (Jerrilynne) Unger, Kansas City, Missouri; three nephews (Pat and Mike McGuire, Chad Unger) and four nieces (Konia and Kim McGuire; Amy and Melanie Unger); his grandmother, Mrs. Grace Krutsinger, Benkelman, Nebraska, and many friends and relatives who loved him.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, James E. and Flossie (McMullen) McGuire and Clarence Krutsinger.

Funeral services were Thursday, October 1, at 10:00 AM in St. Alban's Episcopal Church, McCook, with Father Rod Moore officiating.  Burial was in Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska, with military honors.

Tom’s Memory:

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there, I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that blow

I am the diamond glints on snow

I am the sunlight on ripened grain

I am the gentle autumn’s rain

When you awaken in the mornings hush

I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight

I am the soft starts than shine at night

Do not stand at my grave and cry

I am not there, I did not die

~author unknown

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