John Edward Maguire III touched many lives wherever he went. His charisma and generous nature made it hard not to love him. He would never hesitate to stop to help a disabled vehicle on the side of the road, using his HAM radio to get the word out to emergency services before the advent of cell phones. He also assisted in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles as HAM radio communications for the marathon.
Whether it was with the HAM Radio club in Southern California, the Gold Wing Road Riders or the KSQM radio broadcasters, John left an indelible mark on the members of each group. He inspired friends as well as his children to be more than they thought they could be. His daughter is pursuing a career in voice overs partly because of her father's influence.
John knew his time on earth was limited and thus lived each day to the fullest, choosing to enjoy each moment as it came. He did not plan for his eventual passing beyond choosing the place where he would finally rest in Port Angeles, Washington.
With this in mind, we ask that in lieu of flowers, friends help us to fulfill his final wish to rest in what he called the most beautiful place on earth. If just 100 friends donated $100, we could make this wish a reality and give "Gentleman" John the final send-off he truly deserves. Donations may be made to the John Maguire Memorial Fund through this website or in person at either of the Sound Community Bank locations: 541 North 5th Avenue in Sequim, WA and 110 North Alder Street in Port Angeles, WA.
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