McGinnis, JOHN RICHARD John Richard McGinnis, 76, of Madison, CT and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico died February 19, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. John was born in Chicago, Illinois on Sept 22, 1936, son of the late John Richard McGinnis and Alice Foley McGinnis. Loving father of Shawn McGinnis of Mystic, CT, Colleen Kiesewetter and her husband Eric of Guilford, CT and Heather Floyd and her husband Andrew of Vermont, formerly Madison, CT. Brother of Margaret Beeman and her husband Douglas and Michaele McGinnis and her husband George Babich. He is survived by six grandchildren Kealy (Theodore) Theodoropoulos, Emily (Geoff) Picard, Elaine Kiesewetter, Andrew, Megan and Carly Floyd. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews and their families along with John's faithful companion Joanna Degnall. John served his country in the US Marine Corp in the First Marine Division. He received his BA and MS from Southern Connecticut State University. He was Director of Publications and Design for SCSU for 24 years and later Director of Marine Operations. He attained his U.S.C.G. Master's license. During retirement he enjoyed his sailing excursions and wintering in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. He will be greatly missed by his family and many longtime friends. Services and burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John McGinnis' name may be made to: Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355. Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford, CT. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit: www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com
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Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 24, 2013