David M. McGuire

May 22, 1953 ‒ October 07, 2017

Bucyrus, Ohio

BUCYRUS:  David M. McGuire, 64, of Bucyrus passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 in his home.

He was born May 22, 1953 in Mansfield, the son of Raymond and Eva (Bemiller) McGuire and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1971.

After graduation, David worked at Westinghouse and the Galion Iron Works in the Carpenter Shop.  For the past 27 years he was a tow motor operator at Special Packaging, Carastar and most recently Diamond Wipes.

On June 9, 1988 he married Joy Thompson with whom he celebrated 29 years of marriage.

David’s passion was sports… particularly Ohio sports teams.  He was devoted to his Cleveland Indians, Cavs, and especially the Browns!  A homebody he was attached to the TV watching ESPN and sports news, and could talk sports… as long as someone was willing to listen.  He shared his love with his daughter, Janelle, who mutually enjoyed loving and hating their favorite teams together.

A family man, he is survived by his wife Joy of Bucyrus, daughter Janelle McGuire of Lewis Center, step daughter Jamie Houk, three grandchildren Jakob, Bella and Anna-Lynn; siblings Elaine Browning of Columbus, Tommy McGuire of Lexington, Caroline Johnson of Granville, and Patty and Dave Heichel of Lexington; along with numerous nieces nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law Barb McGuire, niece Laurie Heichel and nephew Scott Heichel.

Friends may call Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 am.  David’s nephew, Todd Heichel will speak and burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society may be made through the funeral home.

Condolences to the McGuire family may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.


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  • Dearest Patty and family,
    I was so saddened to learn of your brother’s passing. There are truly no words to say to you at this time. Just remember all the good times you shared over the years. I pray this will bring you some peace.

    Sending you all my love, positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Love you.
    Barb Whitney Earles

  • Elaine and family. We are truly sorry for this premature loss of your brother/uncle.
    You are all in our prayers 🙏🏻💗

  • To the whole McGuire Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss and sending prayers for comfort and memories. I remember Dave when we were all little and your family lived on Sandy Hill. He has gone to be with the Lord and will rest in peace and watch over the family. He would want all the memories to be cherished and shared.

    Hugs and prayers,

    Patty (Richter) Hammon, Daytona Beach, FL.

  • Elaine, I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother and Steve the loss of your uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Our deepest sympathy is with Joy and the family. May God give you comfort during this difficult time. Dave will be missed deeply.

  • Elaine, so sorry for your loss. May God hold you and your family in His arms during this time and welcome your brother into his heavenly home. Diana (Book Club)

  • Joy, I am so very sorry. I just love you and feel horrible for you and your family. Just know that we are praying for you and thinking of you always. God bless.

  • What a pleasure it was to have worked with David at the Bucyrus Plant. I admired his dedication, loyalty and great sense of humor. David was the kind of man and employee that any company would have been proud to have as part of their team. His work ethic was always admired and a guy I kidded with a lot.

    Although we had not seen each other in a long time, the thoughts and memories of years past still bring a smile.

    Heartfelt condolences to David’s family.

    Joe Kessler
    Ashland, Ohio