Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 27, 2009

David Stephen McGuire, 71, of Ironton, died on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Jo-Lin Health Center.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Carl L. and Sara E. McGuire; two sisters, Helena McGuire and Ellen Patricia Davis; also three brothers, Father John J. McGuire, Leo McGuire, and Carl Phillips McGuire.
Surviving is a brother, Pat McGuire and a sister, Mary Joan Meece; nieces and nephews.
David married Louise Peters Lynd in July 1977 and became a stepfather to three stepsons and their wives, Steve and Tammie Lynd of South Point, Bill and Sally Lynd of Ironton, and David and Joyce Lynd of Ironton. David had four grandsons, Mason, Jordan, and Chase Lynd of South Point, and Ryan Lynd of Ironton and a granddaughter, Amy Lynd Tye of Richmond, Ky. David had just retired from The Herald Dispatch after 38 years. He was a devoted newsman, husband, and father. David was Irish through and through and loved Kentucky and Notre Dame ballgames. The light of his life was his handicapped grandson, Mason and David wrote many stories at the paper about Mason and his fight to live. David was a member of the St. Lawrence Church, the Ashland, Ky., Elks 350, and the Ashland Knights of Columbus.
A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Woodland Cemetery with Father Tim Kozak, celebrant. Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home where a prayer service will be conducted 7:30-8 p.m.

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