WARSAW — David E. McGuire, age 69, of Rt. 20A, Warsaw, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family after battling with lung cancer. David was born in Warsaw, Dec. 19, 1951, a son of the late Richard and Barbara Bremer McGuire. A lifetime resident of Warsaw, Dave worked for 30 years at Morton Salt in Silver Springs, as a Pan Operator, before retiring. Dave served in the United States Army from 1972-1975 as a Medic. He had a terrific sense of humor and was a very talented guitarist. Dave coached both boys and girls youth baseball and softball, but enjoyed coaching the girls because they were more competitive. He was also a member of the Wyoming County Veterans Incorporated “Vets Club” in Warsaw. Dave would be considered a charter member of the Buffalo Bills Mafia. Dave followed every game, maintained his season ticket status for over 20 years and attended every Super Bowl they played in. He lived for watching the games. Ralph Wilson actually nicknamed Dave “Tampa” because he attended Bills games there. He was such dedicated fan that Ralph’s wife gave him his Hall of Fame Tie.
Dave was preceded in death by his sisters, Norma McGuire and Jodi Olin.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 wonderful years, Joy M. Fuller McGuire, whom he married on Valentine’s Day 1970. Additional survivors include two daughters, Anne Gates of Warsaw, Shelly (Sean) Semmel of Warsaw; three grandchildren, Brittany Wright of Mt. Morris, Tyler and Brendan Semmel, both of Warsaw; two brothers, Michael and Richard McGuire, both of Perry; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends of David E. McGuire may call on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Weeks Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at which time a funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Dan Case of the LaGrange Baptist Church. Following the service, full military honors will be conducted and burial will be private at a later date in the Warsaw Cemetery. Please visit www.weeksfuneral.com to offer condolences. Memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society at donate3cancer.org or to the Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester.