Charles McGuire Obituary, Death – I regret to inform you all of the passing of Charles E. McGuire, our most senior member, who died on Friday, November 18, 2022. His death was unexpected. Chuck died when he was 98 years old. He was discharged from St. Anthony’s Hospital and taken home to die in the comfort of his own surroundings. Chuck was a war hero who served in the Army during WWII and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. He was an active member of the Society for the Study of the Battle of the Bulge.
Chuck was an avid motorcyclist in the years following the war, riding a Harley Davidson since 1936. In his younger days, he rode his 1000 Gold Wing across the state of Washington and the province of British Columbia. He was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers Association and played guitar with them, in addition to being a musician.
Rill’s Life Tribute Center is located in Port Orchard at 1151 Mitchell Avenue. The funeral is set to take place on December 1st.
The viewing will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. Chuck’s funeral will be held while he is dressed in his Rider’s Group vest, and those attending are encouraged to do the same. A candle will be lit at some point during the service. Rev. Roth will deliver the eulogy, and then he will ask if anyone in the audience would like to address the crowd and speak about Chuck.
The deceased will be laid to rest at Sunset Lane Memorial Park following the service, with the assistance of the Fort Lewis Army Honor Guard and the VFW Honor Guard.
Following the internment, there will be a reception at the Post; more information will be provided later. Chuck thoroughly enjoyed his trip to the Post.
Wanda, in particular, should be in your thoughts and prayers. Please keep the rest of his family in your prayers as well.