March 18, 1937 ‒ September 21, 2014
Del McGinnis, 77, of Galion died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born March 18, 1937, in Kenton, he was the son of Bud and Betty (Pummell) Hanson. He married Betty (Van Hoose) McGinnis on June 28, 1957 and she survives.
Del was a graduate of Alger High School in 1955 and graduated from the Ohio Northern University in Ada in 1959 where he played basketball. He moved to Galion and worked at the former North Electric as personnel manager and then worked for the Galion Community Hospital as personnel director for the next 26 years. He loved the work and the people. After a series of heart attacks he was forced to retire and received a heart transplant on February 12, 1999. Thanks to organ donation he was able to live out his years enjoying his grandchildren and lake property.
He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and enjoyed The Ohio State University Buckeyes. He was a kind and generous man.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is also survived by daughter, Lisa (Steve) Kinstle of Galion; son, Darrin (Angie) McGinnis of Tiffin; six grandchildren, Alyssa (Colin) Nugent, Ariane Manley, Kayla, Connor and Courtney McGinnis and Isaac Babcock; one great-grandchild, Alasdair Nugent and a half-brother Mike McGinnis.
In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Simons.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at the Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Kenneth Van Hoose officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of the funeral home .
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Del McGinnis, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.