Thomas A. McGuire, age 68, a resident of Albion, Indiana for the past 30 years died Tuesday evening January 6, 2009 in the Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Thomas was born in Churubusco, Indiana on June 20, 1940 a son of the late Clarence E. and Elizabeth E. (Abbott) McGuire. He spent his formative years in Churubusco until moving to Albion. As a young man he served in the U.S. Navy and worked many faithful years as a welder. He was united in marriage on July 6, 1969 to Betty A. Dowe who passed away in 2005. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Albion, Indiana
Survivors include 2 sisters and 2 brothers, L-Dora Johnson of Hillsboro, Ohio, Phyllis (Jack) Herendeen of Albion, Indiana, Richard A. “Pat” (Judy) McGuire of Churubusco, Indiana, and John M. (Susie) McGuire of Hillsboro, Ohio. In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.
Funeral Services for Thomas will be held on Friday January 9, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in the Sheets and Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco, Indiana with Pastor Corinne K. Boruff officiating. Burial will take place in the Riverview Cemetery South of Churubusco in rural Allen County, Indiana.
For those who wish memorials may be directed to the Parkview Home Health and Hospice. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.