Marvin McGuinness

Marvin B. "Marv" McGuinness

Saturday, August 23rd, 1941 - Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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Marvin B. McGuinness, 78, of Fayetteville, died suddenly from complications of ALS disease. He was born in Utica, NY in 1941 the son of the late George and Lorena McGuinness. Marv received his BEE from Manhattan College in 1963 and his MEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1964.

Marvin was employed by General Electric and Lockheed Martin in Syracuse for 39 years prior to his retirement. He held positions of Manager of Systems Engineering, Manager of Engineering and Director and site manager of Ocean Systems Programs.

During his career he worked on numerous development and production programs for the U.S. Navy.

Following his retirement in 2003, Marv served as a management consultant to Syracuse Research Corporation, SERTec, a subsidiary of SRC; and Lockheed Martin. He was a member of the Board of Directors of SERTec from its inception in October 2006 until his permanent retirement in 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeannette (Bojarski) McGuinness. Marvin is predeceased by his sister Sharon Ann Sturr.

Marv was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church for 36years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs Rd, Fayetteville, NY 13066.

Entombment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Utica at a later date.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Semaritan Center.
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    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 12:00pm
    Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville
    400 Salt Springs Street
    Fayetteville, New York 13066
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  • Interment

    Holy Trinity Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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John Paddock

Posted at 10:44am
Marv McGuinness will always be remembered by me as being among the very finest persons I ever had the honor and privilege of working with in my professional life, i.e. my parallel careers in the Navy and in industry. He was a gentleman in every respect, a wonderful mentor and advisor. Whether he was pressed for time or in more leisurely chats, one confidently enjoyed Marv’s 100% focus and attention; his feedback was always valued and leadership exemplary. My time at GE/Lockheed epitomizes what I always sought in my quality of life - having great people to work with in performing truly worthwhile tasks. So many of us benefitted from our time with Marv; he shall be missed.

Bob & Donna Ruth

Posted at 12:30pm
We worked with Marv at GE/Farrell Road and he always treated everyone with respect. He was a great mentor and manager; our condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace, Marv.

Tim Cich

Posted at 08:56pm
He was a great man and a great leader. He will be greatly missed. We will miss you Marv.

Drew James

Posted at 12:51pm
Marv was mentor of mine for over 20 years both at Lockheed Martin and SRCTec. He was a wonderful manager, leader, and teacher. He always had rationale advice and had my back whenever I was in a difficult situation. His impact on my career was immense. We all missed him once he retired for good a few years ago. I'm a better person for having known him. Drew James

fjohn reinke (mc1968)

Posted at 12:05pm
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any manʼs death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

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