Obituary for Thomas J. McGuire

Thomas J. McGuire


Thomas J. McGuire, 79 of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 6:59pm Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.


He was born on July 21, 1936 in Urbana, Illinois to Ralph James and Mary Jane (Hull) McGuire. He was united in marriage to Jean L. Anderson on February 29, 1960, who survives.


Thomas graduated from Champaign High School, Champaign, Illinois and then attended Danville Community College, Danville, Illinois and also Parkland, Champaign, Illinois. He worked for Keefer Stuart Pharmaceutical Sales before becoming a police officer for the City of Champaign where he faithfully served for twenty-eight years from 1958 – 1991. He attained the rank of Sergeant in the Patrol Division and additionally served as a former Detective and member of the Department Pistol Team where he competed statewide. After his retirement from the police department, he had a business buying and selling collectible toys and antique toys. Wind-up toys were his passion and specialty.


Thomas is survived by his wife of fifty six years, Jean L. McGuire, Warsaw; two children, Pamela A. Parent, Chandler, Arizona and Michael J. McGuire, Eagan, Minnesota; two sisters, Mary Ann Ford, Mahomet, Illinois and Patricia Pickel, Marshalltown, Iowa; two grandchildren, Maeve O. McGuire and Miles J. McGuire both of Eagan, Minnesota. Two-step grandchildren, Brianna Parent and Shelley Parent both of Chandler, Arizona, also survive him.

 Interment services will be held in Mount Olive Cemetery, Urbana, IL. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Morgan Memorial Home at 3:00 PM at Savoy, IL.


McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is entrusted with the arrangements.

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