- December 29, 1921 - February 1, 2013
- Tampa, Florida
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“My most sincere condolences to ALL of the McGuinness Clan. Your Father/Ed was a class act from beginning to end. We all have a "special" watcher...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Joyce Schnatterer - Safety Harbor, FL
“Sympathy to Anne and the rest of the family
2 of 14 | Posted by: william scheuerle - Tampa, FL
“My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I had the pleasure of interacting with Ed on numerous Human Resource matters during our careers at IBM. He...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Herschel Kahn - Marietta, GA
“With love and deepest sympathy
4 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce and Kerry Claflin - ME
“Ed was a wonderful friend of exceptional depth. He seemed a blend of Lincoln's empathy with his team of rivals and the closing force of George Patton...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jim and Pat O'Rourke - NJ
“I worked with Ed and Maura for many years in Tampa. He was a great person and I always loved hearing about his HUGE family! My heart goes out to...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Vaughan - Clearwater, FL
“Goodbye to Ed - a giant of a man and a legend in his time. I will always cherish fond memories of our early days together at IBM Brooklyn.
7 of 14 | Posted by: Gene Howie - CT - Old friend
“To the McGuinness family,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss.
I remember meeting your dad many years ago when Peggy introduced us. He was...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Phillips and Ardie Walser - NJ
“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Ed for several years in Tampa.
9 of 14 | Posted by: Bill McDonald - Redington Shores, FL
“We treasure the morning breakfasts in the clubhouse and stories, continually. We also enjoyed Sunday brunch and monthly socials with you and Anne. ...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Geri McNutt - Tampa, FL
“To the entire McGuinness Clan-
I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. I am so glad that I had the chance to personally know him. God Bless...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Loann Diaz - Lutz, FL
“To the McGuinness Family,
With the exception of Danny, I haven't seen any of the McGuinness family for a long long time. Yet some of my fondest...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Elizabeth Coyle Chayer - Seatac, WA
“Dear McGuinnes Clan, We are so sorry. Remember when Petey (Ed) glued daddys (Bob Coyle) tooth back in with glue and Marys bonnet hair dryer? We...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Mar Ann Coyle Bausewein - NY
Edward W. McGuinness: 12/29/1921-02/01/2013
Edward W McGuinness, 91, died peacefully at home in Tampa, FL on Friday evening, surrounded by family.
Ed was born in New York City and raised in Rego Park, New York. Early in life he was a semiprofessional football player, and a Golden Gloves prizefighter. Ed married Mary Moynihan in 1942 and then served in the U.S. Navy during WW II in the South Pacific aboard the USS Mindanao, as a code man. He joined IBM after graduating from Queens College in New York and was the first salesman ever hired by the company from a public university, rather than a private one.
Ed joined IBM just three years after the first computer had been developed in 1946 and enjoyed a successful 39-year career with them in sales and management in New York, Florida and Seoul, Korea. In 1987 Ed retired from IBM to Tampa and consulted in the information technology arena for a number of years while also serving on various non-profit boards including the Society for the Prevention of Blindness.
In 1995, after 53 years of marriage, Ed lost his beloved first wife, Mary, to emphyzema. He was later reunited with his high school girlfriend, Anne Fitzgibbon, and they enjoyed over 15 years of marriage together. Ed often said he was a lucky man to have loved two women in his life and to have been able to marry them both.
Ed was predeceased by his first wife Mary Moynihan McGuinness and by two of their seven sons, twins Michael and Kevin McGuinness. Ed was also predeceased by his parents William and Ann McGuinness of Rego Park, New York and by his brother Neil McGuinness of the United States Marine Corps who was killed in action at Tinian in the South Pacific during World War II.
Ed is survived by his second wife Anne McGuinness, and by seven children from his first marriage to the late Mary McGuinness. Ed's surviving children include: William, (Kathy) of Pleasant Hill, California and their three children Matthew (Lisa), Kelly and husband Artie, Brendan (Leanne) and four of Ed's great-grandchildren; son Neil (Kathie) of Atlantic Beach, Florida and their three sons, Kevin, Luke(Jenny) and Brian and one great-grandson, son Dan and his four children Jennifer, John (Amy), Timmy, Katie Mears (Michael Mears) and four great-grandchildren; son Patrick (Alice) of Jacksonville, Florida and their son Sean; son Brian and (Linda) of Miami, Florida; daughter Peggy McGuinness of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; daughter Maura Grady of Tampa Florida and her two children, Michael and Cailen, and late son Michael's daughter, Kara McGuinness and her son. Ed is also survived by his sister Colette Stampe of Long Island, NY and sister Maureen Townley , his two step-daughters, Nancy Brant and Mary Jane Walsh and their children.
A viewing will be held at Blount & Curry, 6802 Silvermill Dr., Tampa 33635 on Friday between 3 and 5 pm and 6 to 8 pm. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul's Church,12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618 at 3 p.m. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to make contributions to Heartbeat International Foundation, 4302Henderson Blvd ste 102 Tampa 33629.
The McGuinnness family extends their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Benedict Maniscalco, Visiting Angels and Lifepath Hospice.