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John Edward Maguire III(February 22, 1949 - October 9, 2013)



"Handyman John" Maguire, also known as "Gentleman John," peacefully crossed over after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 64 years old.

After moving to Port Angeles in 2008, he started his own business, John Maguire Handyman. His motto was "Need help? No job too small or too weird."

His dream to be on the radio came true when he started as a volunteer with local radio station KSQM. Soon, he had his own show and became known as Gentleman John. He loved being on the air and entertaining his listeners, and gained a following all over the world via the Internet.

He enjoyed riding his turquoise-blue Honda Gold Wing trike, Ol' Blue, and his membership in Gold Wing Road Riders Association in Southern California.

John leaves behind his wife, Debi; daughter Bridget Maguire-Colton and her husband, Christopher; son Steven Maguire; stepdaughter Nicole (John) Johnstone; stepson Brandon (Sara) Craig; and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John Maguire Memorial Fund in care of Sound Community Bank, 541 North Fifth Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382; and 110 North Alder Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 25, at 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 143 Port Williams Road in Sequim. All are welcome to attend.

Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 23, 2013
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