Hagen B. McGuire June 22, 1941 - May 7, 2021
Hagen Bauer McGuire, 79, of Macungie, formerly of Easton, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021, in Phoebe Miller Assisted Living, Allentown. For 31 years, he was the devoted and loving husband of the late Suzanne (Dooley) McGuire who passed away in January of this year. Hagen was born in Darmstadt Germany, immigrated to the United States as an infant and was the son of the late Hildegard M. (Weisenstein) and James J. McGuire. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University of Ohio and was an exceptional student in the officer training program, ROTC, and attended U. S. Naval Destroyer School. After graduation, Hagen served as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer in the Navy for five and a half years, on active duty during the Vietnam War as a Commissioned Lieutenant. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and two bronze stars. Upon his honorable discharge, he secured a wonderful job with Mack Trucks in International Dealership Sales and Development. His employment involved frequent trips to the Middle East, primarily Iran, Turkey and Egypt, and he and Suzanne were then relocated to Singapore and eventually, Paris, before returning permanently to the United States with retirement in 2010. Hagen was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown. He is survived by his son, Kurt H. and grandson Ian, of Easton; and his inherited family, James L. Adams and wife, Carol M., and their daughter, Sarah Jane, of Moorestown NJ; Kathleen S. Shofkom and husband, Carl P., and her sons, Adam L. and Kyle J. Szilagyi, of Lancaster; Sandra A. O’Haire and husband, J. Brian, and their sons, J. Brian, Jr. and Gregory T., of Downingtown. Hagen was a proud and devoted “Opa” to grandson Ian and “PaPa” to his five bonus grandchildren and was so excited about the birth of his first great grandchild, Malcolm, of San Francisco. He was an extremely intelligent man, a patriot, a gentleman, a voracious reader, world traveler, excellent chef and gardener, and most importantly, a good and kind man, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Hagen will be forever remembered and dearly missed though he will join his wife Suzanne in eternal rest. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 5th at 10am at St. Thomas More Church, 1040 Flexer Ave. with visitation prior from 9:30 – 10am. Burial will follow the Mass at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. Contributions: In memory of Hagen, contributions may be made to Emmaus Veterans Committee Honor Guard, PO Box 161 Emmaus PA 18049-0161.
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