Dennis's Story

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Dennis James McGuane, 66, of Morgantown, died on Dec. 9, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born on June 23, 1951, at Fairmont General Hospital, and grew up in Pine Grove in Wetzel County.
In 1969, Dennis graduated from Valley High School in Pine Grove where he excelled in sports, particularly baseball and football. After graduating from Fairmont State University, Dennis worked for many years for March-Westin in Morgantown.
Following his retirement, Dennis, a Christian by faith and a caring person, spent much of his time visiting his 92-year-old mother, Ida, at Sundale Nursing Home and taking her on daily outings, and helping his friend and former wife, Debra Wise McGuane, who was very ill, until her death in October 2016.
His father, Michael J. McGuane, and his friend and former wife, Debra Wise McGuane, preceded Dennis in death.
He is survived by his children, Dereck McGuane (and Dereck's fiancé, Meghan Bietz) of Morgantown and Daniel McGuane of Los Angeles, California; his mother, Ida McGuane of Morgantown; his brothers, John Douglas McGuane and his wife Jean of Cincinnati, Ohio, Patrick McGuane of Pine Grove, Francis McGuane of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Michael McGuane and his wife Cathy of Key Biscayne, Florida; his former mother-in-law, Frances Aileen Wilson Wise Casto of Clarksburg; an aunt, Mary Franks of Cortland, Ohio; and uncles, Carl Bigler of Washington, Pennsylvania, and Gary Bigler (Roseann) of Washington, Pennsylvania; as well as many cousins, nephews and a niece.
At Dennis' request, there will be no services. He has chosen immediate cremation as his method of disposition. The family has entrusted Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, with the funeral arrangements.
Condolences and sympathies may be sent to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 13, 2017
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