NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Thomas P. McGuire, 82, formerly of New Rochelle, died Aug. 2, 2016.
He was born July 7, 1934, in Mount Vernon, the son of Thomas Francis McGuire of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland and Kathryn (Hendrick) McGuire.
McGuire attended Holy Family Grammar School and was an altar boy at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. He graduated from Iona Preparatory School in 1952.
He was a Sea Cadet and studied with the U.S. Air Force Weather Service until 1959. He was then stationed in Japan, Korea, Guam, Wake Island and Johnston Atoll. Upon his return, he worked at Westchester Airport Control Tower while completing his degree in meteorology with New York University.
McGuire married the love of his life, Lieselotte Niederau from Düren, Germany in 1964. They had two children, son Stephan and daughter Monica, who died in 2008.
He joined the National Weather Service and was stationed in Akron and Cleveland, Ohio, as well as Pittsburgh, Pa. and Portland, Maine. For the next 20 years, he worked his way up to become chief meteorologist for the Eastern Seaboard for more than 113 weather stations while stationed at Logan Airport in Boston. He also was a Boston radio weather reporter for many years.
He retired in 1989 and began a new career as owner of Travel Agents International (now American Express Travel) in Woburn, Mass. He retired from the travel agency in 2002 and moved with his wife to Pelican Point, Venice, Fla. He still was active as a weather consultant with Global Weather Oscillations until his death.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lieselotte (Lisa); son, Stephan (Stephen); brother, Gerald and his wife Ann McGuire of Norwalk, Conn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be remembered for his kindness, accepting and calm disposition and a quick and intelligent sense of wit by all who knew him.
Cremation services will be private.
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