Category Archives: Family

Poolside Polyester

My wonderful grandpa, fully clothed and diving into my uncle’s party-time pool in Toledo, Ohio, during the summer of 1980.

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Ride On, Ol’ Pops. You Will Forever Be Missed.

Thomas C. Maguire died Wednesday, June 6, following injuries received in a traffic accident early that evening in Canton. He was 62. Born to Regina (Kruck) and Charles Maguire Jan. 4, 1950, in Canton, Tom graduated from Lehman High School … Continue reading

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My Dad, Tom Maguire, May He Rest in Peace (1950-2012)

The following piece was written on JUNE 7th, 5:06 a.m. ———————————————————————————- At 11:21 last night, as I was stepping into the shower, my phone rang from our bathroom windowsill, my dad’s cell number illuminating my phone’s screen. For a man … Continue reading

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May you rest in peace my beautiful, charming, funny grandpa, Joe DeMario. (1922-2012)

The secret of my grandpa’s great success is that he made people feel comfortable. He was a teller of stories and a lifter of spirits. He was blessed with a spark of individuality that allowed him to stand out from … Continue reading

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Sicilian Lovers

A most beautiful duo who share a great love of cured meats — my grandparents on their 65th anniversary. Still havin’ good times, after all these years.

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