Patrick William McGuire, 74, passed away September 2, 2019

Patrick William McGuire, 74, of Stevensville, passed away, Monday, September 2, 2019 at Spectrum Health Rehab. Center in Grand Rapids.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church 211 Church St., St. Joseph, with Fr. Tom McNally officiating. Memorial donations in Patrick’s name may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union. Those wishing to sign Patrick’s Memory Book online may do so at

Patrick was born November 2, 1944 in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho to James & Mildred (Cope) McGuire. He graduated from St. Augustine High School in Kalamazoo, Class of 1963, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University and his Master’s Degree from Nazareth College. On September 28, 1968, he married the former Linda Laymon in Kalamazoo. Patrick was employed for many years at Bendix Corp. in St. Joseph, and retired from Eaton Corp. in Three Rivers in 2011. Patrick was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph. He was an avid reader who especially enjoyed History and was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. Patrick was an all around sports fan and cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Patrick is survived by his wife Linda; his children-Sean McGuire & Timothy McGuire, both of Las Vegas, Shannon (Derrick) Beebe of Berrien Springs, Katey McGuire & Bridget McGuire, both of Chicago; two grandchildren-Connor & Rowan Beebe; his siblings-Timothy (Lucy) McGuire of Phoenix, AZ, Michael McGuire of Kalamazoo, Molly (Don) Bergman of Portage, MI, Clyde Frost of Sherwood, AR, Tom James of Temecula, CA; and numerous nieces & nephews. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents. 

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