YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William “Mickey” McGuire, 91, died Thursday, January 5, 2023 at his home.

William was born on December 15, 1931, in Youngstown, to William D. and Martha (Cartwright) McGuire.

He was a 1950 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. 

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 1, 1950 and served with distinction on the USS Badoeng Strait during The Korean War. 

After being honorably discharged on June 2, 1954, William became an original member of the Liberty Police Department, serving first as a radio dispatcher and moving up the ranks from Patrolman to Sergeant to Captain to Chief, until his retirement on January 31, 1989 as Captain of Patrol Division. He was a lifelong member of F.O.P. #65.

William is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Judith (Palermo) McGuire, whom he married on April 25, 1959; daughters, Kathleen (Thomas) Wilfong of Leavittsburg, Susan (Ray) Manna of McDonald and Christine (Ann) Young of Liberty; grandsons, RJ (Jillian) Rees, Bill Rees, Ryan (Christine Brovelli) Williams, Nicholas (Kara Sorvillo) Rees and Matthew (Mackenzie Kovacs) Manna; great-grandchildren, Lorelei, Issac and Hudson Rees; sister, Mary Lou Weaver and many nieces, nephews and friends who are like family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

After retirement William enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening and coaching. As a proud lifelong Cleveland sports fan, William weathered every storm with the Browns, Guardians and Cavaliers and never wavered in his loyal support. You could find him every Saturday in autumn cheering on his Ohio State Buckeyes. William’s favorite response, when asked how he was doing, was “60/40” but those who were blessed to know him knew his love was always 100%. He will be greatly missed.

Calling hours will be Monday, January 9, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., with funeral service held at 3:00 p.m., at Blackstone Funeral Home, 672 Churchill Road, Girard, OH 44420.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to send any expressions of sympathy to the family. 

A television tribute will air Monday, January 9 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.