Passionately Irish and passionately Virginia, Charles “Dan” McGuire lost his battle with cancer on January 19.
Thus, another of Reston’s “Old Timers” has passed on. Dan was one of Reston’s early residents who helped guide a growing Reston through his community activism. He served several terms on Reston Association’s Board of Directors. He served a term as Vice-President of the Reston Citizens Association. He ran two competitive campaigns for the 36th House of Delegates seat with the slogan “No Tolls McGuire."
Dan practiced his support of Reston serving on numerous citizen committees. He was a joiner and belonged to an impressive list of local and state organizations including the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, the First Family of Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society, The Sons of the American Revolution, the Fairfax Lincoln Club, the Republican Club of Greater Reston, and the Northern Virginia Republican Business Forum.
Dan was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Reston. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Dan will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be scheduled with full military honors befitting a Brigadier General, U.S. Army.