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Anne K. Dunkle McGuire

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Anne K. Dunkle McGuire Obituary
Anne K. Dunkle McGuire

It is with great sadness the family of Anne K. Dunkle McGuire announces her passing. Our Mother lived a long, full life, filled with adventures. She was a wonderful story teller who loved her family, the ocean, the mountains of Bavaria and the tranquil farmland of Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

Anne was born Anna Kathryn Dunkle, May 20, 1919, in Snake Spring Valley, Everett, Pa, at the home of her Grandmother Annie Snyder Heit. The doctor was late for the delivery, and according to family lore, Anna was not breathing. Her Grandmother opened the window to the chilly spring air, held her upside down and gave her a slap. The wailing heralded her presence in the world.

John and Mary Heit Dunkle moved to Altoona, Pa with their four children, Anne, Nita, Mary and John Jr. John Jr. died at age 4. The three girls went on to graduate from Altoona High School and Anne went to Altoona Business School. Anne met Jack McGuire while performing in a theatre company. Their marriage produced four children, John Jr, (deceased August 6, 2015) Terry Anne, Michael O'Patrick and MariPat.

Anne worked hard all her life, up to age 70, and volunteered her considerable organizational skills to the YMCA after her retirement. She also played hard, traveling with her friends on many adventures to warmer climes, including island jaunts, cruises and a trip up the Amazon River.

Anne loved her grandchildren, step-grandchildren and the new generation arriving in the past few years. She is survived, in addition to her children, by Janet McGuire, daughter-in-law ; grandchildren Chris Cannon, Jennifer McGuire, Lindsay McGuire Felton, and Jared McGuire; step grandchildren Debra Homefield, Linda Homefield Pouso and Gary Homefield Jr., Katie Schemm Dwyer, Julia Schemm Duryee , and Holly Schemm. She is survived by 3 great-grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. A joyful celebration of her life will be held at John E. Day Funeral home 85 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 on Thursday March 16, 2017 from 4p.m. to A Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Benedict's RC Church in Holmdel on Friday March 17, 2017 at 10:30AM, after which she will return to her beloved Pennsylvania Mountains to rest with her parents, sister and brother.

Please visit Anne's memorial website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 15, 2017
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