- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Albert Charles William McGuire, a retired Navy chief warrant officer, died April 5 of esophageal cancer at his home in Bristow, Va. He was 58.

Warrant Officer McGuire was born and raised in Philadelphia. He attended Northeast Catholic High School and joined the Navy in 1964, when he was 17, and served 22 years until his retirement in 1986.

In his career with the Naval Security Group Command, Warrant Officer McGuire operated electronic warfare systems on board ships, submarines, aircraft and land-based sensing positions as an operator, supervisor, analyst, division chief and division officer.

He was a qualified air crewman in EP-3B aircraft and flew 200 missions from 1969 to 1971.

In 1980, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne in business management/psychology and a master’s degree in management and supervision administration in 1983 from Central Michigan University.

In 1985, Warrant Officer McGuire earned a master’s of science degree in systems management-logistics systems from the University of Southern California.

He transferred the skills and expertise he acquired in the Navy to his career as a systems analyst and was considered one of the top analysts in his field.

He was proud to continue serving his country through the work he performed as a principal systems lead analyst of tactical data analysis facility for CACI Inc. at the National Reconnaissance Office. He also was a lead analyst at the Chesapeake Bay Division for the Naval Research Laboratory.

Warrant Officer McGuire had four daughters from a first marriage, which ended in divorce in 1999. He met his second wife, Rosa, in February 1998.

The couple settled in Springfield in 2000 and moved to Bristow in 2001.

Warrant Officer McGuire was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan, as well as a devoted family man who loved to have holiday gatherings surrounded by his daughters, grandchildren, wife and friends.

He was a lifelong conservative Republican and possessed a quick wit, dry sense of humor and no-nonsense approach that earned him the respect and devotion of family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa, of Woodbridge; daughters Alethea McGuire and Xenia Boone of Woodbridge, and Julieanna McGuire and Nathalie McGuire of Bristow; two stepsons, PaulPaz of Stockton, Calif., and Henry Paz of Spokane, Wash.; five sisters, Doris McGuire, Carol Gallagher, Victoria Kondziela, Trudy Sterling and Kathy Wallace of Philadelphia; a brother, William McGuire of Woodbridge; and five grandchildren.

Warrant Officer McGuire will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery 3 p.m. June 29. Flowers or memorial donations can be sent to Capital Hospice of Northern Virginia.

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