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Peter Joseph "Pete" McGloin


1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Peter Joseph "Pete" McGloin Obituary
McGloin, Peter (Pete) Joseph
80, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2014. Pete is survived by his wife and best friend Ann "Nancy" Martin McGloin of 57 years along with his children and their spouses: Kevin (Lynn), Noreen Hu (David), Timothy (Rome) and Matthew (Maria). Pete is also survived by grandchildren: Aaron McGloin, Christopher McGloin (Amanda), Ann Bakemeier (Luca), Benjamin Hu, Madeline Hu, Joshua Hu, Kaitlyn McGloin, Amanda M. McGloin, Kristen Lyons and Kori Lyons as well as great- grandchildren Landon McGloin, Jordyn McGloin and Anthony Lyons. Pete was born on September 16, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York to Peter J. McGloin, Sr. and Ethel Mansell. He grew up in Queens, New York where he was educated by the Christian Brothers and rooted for his beloved Yankees. He ran track for his high school and was voted best looking by his classmates. Pete graduated from Manhattan College earning his bachelor degree in business and served his country in the Army Signal Corp while working at the Pentagon in the late 1950's. Pete and his family moved to Phoenix in 1969 where he and Nancy raised their family. He worked for the Maricopa County Community College District for over 30 years starting his career with the district as the fiscal agent for Phoenix College. He then moved to the district office where he worked as an internal auditor, he concluded his career with the district as the business manager at Glendale Community College. Pete was an active member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and School serving on the both the school board and the parish council. Pete also chaired the finance committee for the annual parish festival for over a decade. He was a lector and Eucharistic Minister. Pete's love for baseball began with the Bronx Bombers and continued when he moved to Phoenix where enjoyed attending spring training and winter league games as well as minor league and major league baseball games. Pete and Nancy were always in attendance at the children's and grandchildren's sporting, dance and musical events. Pete was not only a beloved husband and a positive influence as a role model for his children and grandchildren but for his children's friends as well. The self-proclaimed "Good-Guy Pete McGloin" lived up to his adage and will be missed by all. A Viewing and Scripture Service will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020 with the Scripture Service at 6:30 PM. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 4, 2014 with a luncheon to follow at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10815 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix. Interment will be at 1:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas, Avondale. Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com for online condolences.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 3, 2014
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