Edward M. McGuire

November 16, 1925August 25, 2013

Edward Michael McGuire, an international oilman, loving husband and father passed away Sunday, the 25th of August 2013, in Houston.

He is preceded in death by the love of his life to who he was married 66 years, Juanita M. McGuire. He is survived by his sons, Michael K. McGuire and Patrick S. McGuire; his daughter-in-law, Jana S. McGuire; granddaughter, Meghan K. McGuire; and nephews, David and Steve Knoblauch.

Ed was born in Kiowa, Kansas on the 16th of November 1925 to Joseph and Lucy McGuire. The family moved to Wichita, Kansas at the beginning of WWII. Ed finished high school in Wichita where he fell in love with Juanita prior to volunteering for Naval service. He earned his wings as a Naval aviator and when the war ended, Ed returned to Wichita to marry Juanita. Four years later he graduated from Tulsa University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Engineering jobs were hard to find after the war, but Ed was not discouraged. He accepted a job as a roughneck with Cities Service Oil Company and 20 years later he had risen to President of their Indonesian operations. He later managed the Philippine operations for Occidental Petroleum and later for Alcorn International, Inc.

Ed loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed travel, fly-fishing and piloting sail planes. He built his own sail plane from scratch, quite an accomplishment, but one that pales in comparison to what a wonderful husband and father he was.

Ed will be greatly missed by his many friends and especially his family.

The memorial service is to be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 30th of August, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where the Rev. Rick Myers, Associate Pastor at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.

In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Edward’s memory may be directed to Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 531313, Henderson, NV, 89053.


  • Memorial Service Friday, August 30, 2013

Edward M. McGuire

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August 31, 2013

So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. With sympathy, Mrs. Jacque Fowler

August 30, 2013

My thoughts are with the whole family as we, together, mourn our loss of your Dad, granddad and friend. He was such a fine, fine man and I have enjoyed so much enjoyed getting to know him through our phone conversations these past few years. You/we were very fortunate to have had him in our lives.
Beverly Nichols Smith, Eau Claire, WI

August 30, 2013

There is no bond like that of father and child. Your warm, wonderful memories will help you in this very hard time. We are thinking of you.
The Harpers (Jo, Josephine, Jim, & De Aaon)

Wes Densmore

August 30, 2013

I worked with Ed in the Philippines and kept in touch all the many years later. He was a true "Gentleman". Doris Ann and I are very sorry to hear of his passing.

Jan Grogan

August 30, 2013

Dear Michael & Patrick, I am so sorry to hear of Ed's death. Gene and I were pleased to be with your mother and father a few years ago when we visited Houston. Gene still knew them at that point in his fight with Alzheimer's. Ed was a mentor to so many young Cities engineers, a true gentleman and inspiring leader. He and Juanita were loved and respected by all of us who were privileged to know them and count them as friends. May you both be comforted and sustained by God.
My fondest regards, Jan Grogan

Jennifer Riley

August 28, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a good man and this is such a tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.I pray God will give you the strength to carry on.

Marvin R. Carter

August 26, 2013

Michael and Patrick:
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and our friend of many years. We had the pleasure of working with Ed in the former Cities Service organization and in sharing many meals with him after our retirements. He was a kind, loving and sharing friend and we will miss his presence in our periodic reunions. We ask God's peace for you as you move forward.

Marvin & Pat Carter