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John J. McGuire

March 18, 1929 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 90)

John J. McGuire, 90, of Shenandoah, passed away on Sunday, April 21st at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.  Born in Shenandoah on March 18th, 1929 to the late John F. and Anna T. “Kilty” McGuire.

John was a US Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict.  After the service, he worked as a bus driver for Shenandoah Suburban Bus Company, STS, and drove truck hauling coal.  John was a member of the Phoenix Fire Company and a member of the former AMVETS and A.O.H.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie D. Grutza in 1998, and 2 sisters, Betty Dower and Ann Marie McGuire.

Surviving are 1 son, John T. McGuire with his wife Peggy – Ringtown, 1 daughter, Debbie Salvadore with her husband Tom – Shenandoah, 1 sister, Mary Theresa Hoffman – Mahanoy City, 3 grandchildren, Thomas Salvadore, Nicki Fahringer with her husband Peter, and Cristi Jacavage with her husband, Mark, 2 great grandchildren, Jenna Jacavage and Owen Fahringer, nieces and nephews also survive.     

Scripture services will take place on Thursday, April 25th at 10:30am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah with Msgr. Ronald Bocian officiating.  A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday morning from 8 to 10:30am at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in St. Casimir’s Parish Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.




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