Edward Terence "Terry" Maguire, 85, of 3307 Lindell, Quincy, died on Wednesday, (Feb. 27, 2013) in his home after a four-year struggle with kidney disease and cancer.
He was born on Aug. 3, 1927, in Quincy, a son of Robert and Alma Drescher Maguire.
He married Patricia Kerkering on Sept. 30, 1950, in the former St. John Catholic Church. She survives.
Mr. Maguire was a graduate of both Notre Dame High School and Quincy College. Terry served in the United States Navy
He worked in the newsroom of the Quincy Herald-Whig for 42 years, having started while a college student. At various times, he served as reporter
, copy editor, wire editor, city editor, and managing editor, retiring in 1990 as associate editor.
Terry was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and served as president of the parish council and the Holy Name Society. Later as a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, he served as president of the parish council and a member of the finance committee. He returned to St. Francis after St. Dominic was closed. Terry served as president of the Notre Dame High School lay advisory board before the merger with Christian Brothers and later as a member of the board that formed the Quincy Notre Dame High School school board.
He was a member of the original board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). He was active in POLIS. He was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus and the Mart Heinen Club. Terry enjoyed playing golf at Westview and was a member of the Bogey Buster Golf League for more than 30 years.
The family would like to express their special thanks to all of Terry's doctors and nurses but especially to Linda, Vickie and Jennifer from the Quincy Medical Group Dialysis Unit for the wonderful way that they took care of Terry over the last four years.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Peggy Maguire, Kathy Kayser and her husband Bill, and Jane Koenig and her husband Hal, all of Quincy; six grandchildren, Adam Zopf of Los Angeles, Eric Zopf of Chicago, Nicole Wheatley and her husband Eric of Volo; Sarah Braden and her husband Ross of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Kim Koenig and Kyle Koenig of St. Louis; one great-granddaughter, Adelyn Wheatley of Volo; a sister, Kathleen Wessel of Sheboygan, Wis.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents.
SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Monday in Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Catholic Church with Father James Wheeler conducting. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.
VISITATION: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m.
MEMORIALS: St. Francis Catholic School, Quincy Notre Dame or to Quincy University.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.