Mr. Raymond J. McGuire, age 82, died Saturday, July 18, 2009. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI on April 19, 1927 to Thomas & Mary McGuire and married the former Alice Mae. Mr. McGuire had been employed as a Teacher at Muskegon Public Schools for over 20 years until retiring. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and the Muskegon Yacht Club, White Lake Yacht Club & Muskegon Country Club.
My son and I have talked numerous times about my favorite school teacher, Mr. McGuire.
When I was 12, I was the new kid in Muskegon Michigan. My family had just moved to Muskegon Michigan from South Carolina.
Mr. McGuire was great. He gave me the guidance I needed and when I strayed, he talked to me with great respect and then called my parents. My 6th grade year was also tough; we had a classmate killed in a car accident. Mr. McGuire did a great job helping us 6th graders understanding death.
Mr. McGuire, Thanks for helping me become the responsible, respected adult that I am.
Godspeed to you.
I look forward to seeing you in heaven.