Obituary of George Patrick "Pat" McGuire
George Patrick "Pat" McGuire, age 73, of Geneseo, died peacefully with his loving family at his side after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at the Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Lorna McGuire.
He is survived by his children: William "Bill" (Lauren) McGuire of Rochester, Maggie McGuire of Webster, Katie (Tim) Russell of Rochester, and their mother Patricia Walker McGuire, grandchildren: Abby, Griffin, Hadley, Harrison, Finbarr, Henry, Cormac and Seamus, siblings: Tim (Patti) McGuire, Nancy (Larry) Mauer, Julie McGuire, Lorna "Mickey" McGuire (Carlos) Hernandez, Ellen McGuire, Michael (Dawn) McGuire, Daniel McGuire and several beloved nieces and nephews.
Pat was born November 27, 1949 in Warsaw, NY the son of John and Lorna Snyder McGuire. He grew up working the McGuire farm and played high-school football in Geneseo. He was an US Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and spent many years in Germany. Pat was a plumber by trade, worked in manufacturing, sales and owned his own Plumbing & HVAC company. Pat was active in Rotary and Town government in Lima, NY. Pat could be found working on numerous projects around the house or on the golf course, his favorite pastime. He was an avid warplane enthusiast and expert. He volunteered for many years to work the flightline at the National War Plane Museum's annual airshow. In his later years Pat's favorite place to be was with his children and grandchildren sharing a meal. Lobster, steak and potatoes, if you please! Do not forget the apple pie!
Pat fought a hard and long battle with Colon cancer over the last few years. He was always positive about the treatment plans, the goals and his remission. Pat's moniker, "McGuire Strong" was heard frequently to the wonderful staff at Lipson Cancer Center, RGH and anyone who would listen. He could be found teasing and flirting with all of the nursing staff at every chance he got. Later, when transferred to MCH, he found a deep and wonderful friendship with his home health aide, Alesia. Pat made friends everywhere he went!
Friends are welcome to call on the family, Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 4-7 PM at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. His Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Mary's Church, 4 Avon Rd. in Geneseo with Father Hoan Dinh officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo at a later date this spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans Outreach Center, 447 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.