David McGuire, 65

David B. McGuire, 65, Leesburg, Indiana passed away on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 a.m. at his residence.

He was born on May 30, 1947 in Warsaw, Indiana to the late Francis V. McGuire and Norma Marie McGuire. On June 16, 2007 he was married to Sandra Weaver, who survives in Leesburg, Indiana.

David was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, where he was a graduate of Warsaw High School. He continued his education and graduated from Manchester College in North Manchester; he received his master’s degree from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne; and finally his Doctorate from Ball State University, Muncie.

In his youth, David opened his own business called McGuire Cut Crystal, as well as teaching Martial Arts for many years. He had a lengthy career in Education, including teaching at Southwood High School, Wawasee Community Schools, and Warsaw Community School Corporation, where he moved on to become Principal and Superintendent. David was also the Superintendent at the Charles A. Beard School Corporation in Knightstown, ending his career as the Central Office Administrator at Elkhart Community Schools. His proudest professional accomplishment was the development of the Alternative Learning Center (Gateway Learning Center) in Warsaw.

He is survived by his son: Michael (Kelley) McGuire, Warsaw; his daughter, Meighan (Chad) Laird, Warsaw; step-daughter, Brittany (Eric) Morrow, Greenfield; and four grandchildren: Autumn Proudfoot, Max McGuire, Chloe Laird, all of Warsaw, and Christina Morrow, Greenfield. He also leaves behind his brother Eugene (Carolyn) McGuire, Warsaw; a niece, nephews, and his beloved dog Harley. He was preceded in death by his parents.

No services are planned. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 10, at the Center Lake Pavilion, 119 E. Canal Street, Warsaw, and friends may come and visit from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.

Memorial donations in David’s name may be directed to go towards the Library’s of Warsaw Community School Corporation, c/o 1 Administration Drive, Warsaw, Indiana 46580; or to Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1196 and would be appreciated by his family.

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Posted on 2013 Mar 08