Bob died Dec. 4, 2005, of complications from pneumonia. He was 83.
He prepared for Princeton at Easton (Pa.) High School and served in the Navy aboard the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific from 1943 until 1945 . When the V-12 program was disbanded in the spring of 1946, he was one of the students who left Princeton to get on with their lives. However, he never lost his love for the University, and his son, Thomas McGuire '71, and his grandson, Lee McGuire '98, who did graduate, were a source of great pride for him. While at Princeton, Bob studied engineering.
After leaving Princeton, he worked first for Western Electric then for IBM in Glendale, N.Y. He retired in 1978 and indicated that he was very satisfied with his career choices.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Arlene. In addition to his son, Bob is survived by his daughter, Patricia Gregory, and by eight grandchildren besides Lee. They considered him the anchor of a family that loved him very much. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them on their loss.