In memory of
Jack Maguire Naples, FL Jack Maguire, 80, passed away peacefully at home, April 4, 2017. Jack was born in Akron, Ohio, April 27, 1936 to Thomas and Letitia Maguire. He was the youngest of 4 children. Jack was a dreamer and an entrepreneur. He had an almost insatiable quest to try his hand at new endeavors. While living in Ohio, Jack worked as an electrician, law enforcement officer, and started his first ambulance service. After moving to Naples in 1971, he founded American Ambulance which provided ambulance service to Lee and Collier counties from 1971 until 1981. Jack was also responsible for instituting the first advanced life support program in Collier County. Jack retired as an executive with a local hospital. Famous for saying, "One man's junk is another man's treasure," as well as his habitual presence at local garage sales, flea markets, dollar stores, or Harbor Freight, there wasn't a part, tool, piece of furniture, umbrella or flashlight he wouldn't dig up for a neighbor, family member or friend in need. So though Jack's family is a little concerned about the heaps of "junk" he has left behind for them to deal with, the stacks of playing cards, the wrench sets in Christmas wrapping, the never-ending collection of pens, it helps to remember the place of generosity for which these piles of stuff have accumulated. Because Jack wasn't so much stocking up for his own needs, but for what others might need. Those needs filled his heart, mind and multiple storage units. And in those moments when someone would ask for a tool, part, or any kind of help, his face would light up and that item would suddenly be transformed into treasure. On a last but serious note, Jack left behind a host of friends, family, and acquaintances. His presence was larger than life, and he will be missed. Jack was predeceased by his son, John. He is survived by his sons Thomas (Christina) of Naples and Joseph (Jessica) of Fort Myers. Jack is also survived by his grandchildren Jonathon, Michael, Christopher, Cameron, Connor, Keiran, Cade, Kyle, and Connor. A remembrance and gathering of friends will occur on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 Tamiami Tr. So., Bonita Springs, FL 34134. Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com .
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