Charles W Maguire

With great sadness, the family of Charles “Charlie” William Maguire, 83, a resident of Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, announce his passing on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, following a brief illness.


Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm; and 6:00pm -8:00pm, at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920. A Funeral Service followed by Internment will be Saturday, March 16, 2019, beginning at 10:00am in the Chapel at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, 95 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920.


Born October 20, 1935 in Belleville, New Jersey where he grew up, Charlie is the son of Jennie Zrake Maguire and William Maguire, and stepson of Eleanor Zrake Maguire. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Marilyn Ingalls Maguire (sweetheart of 63 years); children Jennifer Maguire, James (Karen) Maguire, and Patricia Maguire (Steve) McGuire; sisters Mary Maguire Pacesa, Barbara Maguire Hatzel, and Lorraine Maguire Caputo; six grandchildren Kelly, Thomas, Raeya, Eugenie, Claire, and Sean; and beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.


He graduated from the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration Executive Program, Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT) in 1957, and Belleville High School in 1953. Charlie played varsity basketball for his college and high school teams.


Before retirement, he owned Charles W. Maguire & Associates, Inc., and Morristown Chemicals Group, Inc., both serving the specialty chemicals industry. His career began in mechanical engineering at Stanley Tools, for whom he invented patented tools. He went on to chemical manufacturing executive positions at NOPCO Chemical Company, and Diamond Shamrock Corp., where he rose to general manager, process chemicals division.


He counts friends in Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey, Cedartown, Georgia, and Nutley, New Jersey where he and his family lived.


Charlie loved spending time with family, especially hosting his famous, themed, reunion barbeques. Over the years, he enjoyed volunteering for the Boy Scouts and other charitable service, classic jazz, sailing, golf, traveling, bread making (both kinds), and puns.