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Lawrence J. "Larry" McGuire

January 1, 1949 — August 30, 2017

Lawrence J. "Larry" McGuire

McGuire, Lawrence J. "Larry", 68, Annapolis, Maryland, formerly of Cresson, died Aug. 30, 2017, after a heroic eight month battle against pancreatic cancer. Born Jan. 1, 1949, in Sankertown, son of the late Joseph B. and Mary M. (Adams) McGuire. Beloved brother of Kathy (Roger) Stoy, Millersville, MD; Mary Lou McGuire, Cresson; Joan (Pete) Plunkett, Cresson; and Nora (Barry) Gulden, Mechanicsburg. Larry was not only loved, but also admired by his nieces and nephews: Anne (Stoy) Mondy; Melissa (Stoy) Kubiak; Ben Plunkett; Doug Plunkett; and Molly Gulden, along with his great-nephews: Joseph Mondy; Jacob Mondy; Christopher Kubiak; Zachary Kubiak; and his great-niece, Fiona Plunkett. Larry attended St. Francis Xavier Grade School, Cresson, and graduated in 1966 from Bishop Carroll High School, Ebensburg. He attended Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD, graduating with an associates degree in arts. He was elected a member in Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society for junior colleges. Larry volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy, after high school. He trained at the Great Lakes Training Center and then was stationed aboard the USS Austin (LPD-4), homeported in Norfolk, VA. He then was assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD and was honorably discharged in 1973 as a Commissaryman Petty Officer Second Class. He was very proud of his military service and was a card carrying member of the American Legion. Larry lived most of his life in the Annapolis area, and loved to play golf, as well as watch it on TV. He could be described as an automobile guy. While in high school, he worked part-time at Stager's Chevrolet, Cresson, and while stationed at the naval academy, he worked part-time at Genderson Chevrolet, Annapolis. After his naval discharge, he joined Genderson Chevrolet full time in their accounting department. For the next 46 years, Larry worked as an accounting, office and business manager for Genderson, Tate Chevrolet/BMW, Tate Chevrolet and Tate Management Company. Larry was very proud of his Irish-American heritage. He was always bedecked in green on St. Patrick's Day and was known to sing many Irish tunes on that day. His most memorable vacation was when he toured Ireland in 2001 with his two sisters and brother-in-law. Being raised in western Pa., he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State football fan. Larry was loved by all who knew him. He was a kind-hearted and generous man, and would do anything for his family and friends. He was always there to support and care for anyone who needed help. A long-time member of St. Andrew's by the Bay Church, Arnold, MD, he was a man of deep faith and truly was a man of God. He could be described as both a gentleman and a gentle man. Family and friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Cresson, Rev. Leo Arnone. Committal, church cemetery. Military graveside rites by Cresson American Legion, Sankertown V.F.W., and other local veteran organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society; Hospice of the Chesapeake, Pasadena, MD; or the American Legion. www.cmkennedyfh.com
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