Thank you for joining family and friends, as we remember and celebrate the life of Daniel Robert “Danny” McGuire.
Danny was a friend to all. He was always friendly and smiling, while generously helping others. Also, he enjoyed his privacy, preferring to focus on the good of others and avoiding attracting attention to himself.
In keeping with his spirit, Danny’s final request was to maintain his privacy during this period of mourning, while allowing each of us to embrace our personalized memories of Danny and his time with us. He asked for a quiet passing to his peaceful and eternal rest.
His request will be honored, with an invitation to all to join us to express final remembrances of Danny’s special times at his graveside ceremony on Monday, March 1, 2021, at (TBD), at Wallkill Cemetery, 160 Midway Road, Middletown, NY, along with a humble request to share your memories and prayers for our beloved Danny on the Applebee-McPhillips web site.
Daniel Robert “Danny” McGuire of Middletown, NY, entered eternal rest on February 16, 2021, at Garnet Medical Center in Middletown after a short illness. He was 68 years old.
His final request was for a quiet journey, honoring his privacy. He asked that all family and friends celebrate his life in our personal thoughts and prayers by remembering his time with us.
Danny was born on November 8, 1952, in Middletown, New York, to Richard J. “Cub” McGuire, Sr. and Louise “Weedy” Eickmeyer.
A lifelong resident of Middletown, he was a friend to all. He was known by family and friends for his contagious smile and immense generosity, always providing a helping hand for family, friends and business associates.
You could ask Danny to help you move furniture and then get out of the way.
Friend to All
Danny was the retired owner of Tri-State Paper and Cleaning Supplies, Inc., in Middletown and a decorated Captain in the Ontario Hose Company, No. 5 in Middletown (1977-1979), achieving Fireman of the Year honors (1972).
Danny enjoyed time spent with customers and his right-hand man, Jerry Decker, at Tri-State Paper, along with visiting close family members during holidays, special events and game nights. He was an entertaining accordion musician and youth league baseball player in his early years and later owned rental properties in Middletown with his sister, Colleen. He watched Nascar races on TV as often as possible.
Danny was Middletown. Not only could he recite a short history of Middletown since the 1960s, he could detail the good old days and Middletown’s iconic stores, dining establishments and entertainment venues that have nearly all disappeared but are remembered. He could name all Middletown streets and locations and was our go-to person for travel directions and inside information in Middletown.
Danny is survived by sisters: Patricia Locatell (Frank) of Goshen, New York and Colleen Bates of Otisville, New York; brother: Michael (Doreen) of Middletown; nieces: Kayla Bates of Greer, SC, Chelsey Locatell of West Hartford, CT, and Lisa Tracy of Hammonton, NJ; nephews: Richard McGuire III (Jill) of Syracuse, NY, Brian McGuire (Kim) also of Syracuse, NY, Tyler Locatell (Kim) of New York City, and Evan Bates of Greer, SC.
Danny is pre-deceased by his parents and his older brother Richard J. “Dickie” McGuire. A family belief is that Cub, Weedy and Dickie have returned to our world as butterflies that frequently visit family members. Coincidentally, a placard of a large purple butterfly was mysteriously displayed outside Danny’s hospital room door, only minutes before he passed on the cold February morning.
Rest assured the butterflies will return to visit.
The family wishes to thank the 2 North medical staff at Garnett Hospital, along with Dr. Jeffrey Stewart and Dr. Andrew Hirsch for their care and kindness provided for Danny during his final days.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home at applebeemcphillips.com. Please share your thoughts with others at Danny's Tribute Wall on the web site.
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put His arms around you
And whispered “Come with Me.”
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands ar rest
God broke our hears to prove to us
He only takes the best.
If love could have saved you,
You never would have died.
-a favorite poem of Louise McGuire.
Burial and a graveside ceremony will be offered on March 1, 2021, at 11 am, at Wallkill Cemetery, 160 Midway Road, Middletown, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please kindly help a person in need and dedicate your generosity to Danny.
To plant a tree in memory of Daniel Robert McGuire, visit the Tribute Store.
160 Midway Road
Middletown, NY 10940