Kathryn McGuire

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Kathryn McGuire

October 15, 1919 ~ March 13, 2014 (age 94)


Kathryn Stryker McGuire

Oct. 15, 1919 – March 13, 2014

Kathryn Stryker McGuire, 94, passed away on March 13. Most recently, she was a resident of Chapel Hill, N.C., but had lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, New Jersey, the Dominican Republic and Italy.

Born in Princeton, she grew up in Mercerville, N.J., trained to become a registered nurse at Mercer General Hospital, and became a US Army Nurse and Lieutenant in 1943, serving aboard the US Army Hospital Ship Algonquin in North Africa, Italy and France until 1945. She met her husband, the late Hackett McGuire, while they both were in the New York City area preparing to ship out to Europe during World WAR II.  Meeting in various locations where the hospital ship and the infantry would cross in the Mediterranean area, they became engaged, eventually married in Naples, and lived in Italy during the occupation. They subsequently moved to the New York City metropolitan area, then the Dominican Republic, and back to New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and Florida before Mr. McGuire’s death in 1991. Most recently, Mrs. McGuire had lived in Gibsonia, Pa., and Chapel Hill, N.C.

In addition to being a veteran, Mrs. McGuire had been a nurse in the New York metropolitan area for many years before teaching licensed practical nursing on Long Island for more than a decade.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Rev. William and Mrs. Claire Stryker of Las Vegas, Nev., as well as her three sons and their wives, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren:

  • Stryker and Julith McGuire of Barnes, London, England, with grandchildren Shayne and Winnie McGuire of Austin and their children Anna and Allan; Drakos and Erin McGuire of Grapevine, Texas, and William McGuire of London;

  • Lyle and Mary Pat McGuire of Durham, N.C., with grandchildren David and Charis McGuire of Boca Raton , Fla., and their children Jonathan, Faith and Christian; and Marissa and Todd Detrick of Lake Worth, Fla., and their children Isabella, Reilly and Jacob;

  • and Clarke and Annette McGuire of Omaha, Neb., with grandchildren Cameron, Marcella and Darren.

A memorial service is being planned for Mrs. McGuire later this year at the family’s plot in the Kingston (N.J.) Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


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  • March 17, 2014
    George Mason says:
    "Can a woman forget her nursing child, Or have no compassion for the son of her womb? Even if these women forget, I would never forget you."    (Isaiah 49:15) "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good tnings to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgement."            (John 5:28,29)

  • March 20, 2014
    Gwen Cox says:
    Lyle, Mary Pat and family, I am so sorry for your loss.  I know she fought a valiant battle near the end and lived a life full of love and attention from her family.   My deepest sympathy to you and your extended family during this time. Peace be with you all. Love, Gwen Cox

  • June 26, 2023
    Anonymous posted an image:
    My Grandma Kay as a one-to-two year old!
    My Grandma Kay as a one-to-two year old!