Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Final Toast...Thank You Jim Guinan


Photo taken May 24, 2008 by Roy Gumpel. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Russ Cusick to Jim Guinan...




From Russ Cusick in honor of Jim Guinan:

"Sadly, As many of you are aware, the incomparable Jim Guinan died on April 1st. I had some "Guinan's" photos from 1/29/08 (two days before the closing of "Guinan's,") with which I've put together a youtube video (above.) The camera crew shown in a couple of the photos is from Fox Business News....they were on location, shooting a story on Mr. Guinan and the "Guinan's" legacy in which the Author of "Little Chapel on the River," Wendy Bounds, John Guinan, and Jim Guinan were all interviewed."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Donations in Memory of Jim Guinan

From the Guinan family:

"Jim was involved with many organizations and if you would like to make a donation, in lieu of flowers, please consider one of the following: the James & Peg Guinan Family Community Award fund at the Garrison Union Free School - established in 2006 to honor the GUFS student who most strongly exhibits leadership by giving back to their community during the school year (for more information please contact Sue Huetter @ 845-424-3689); The Garrison Volunteer Fire Department; the Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corp. or the American Diabetes Association in his memory. "

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Signing a Guest Book for Jim Guinan

There is a short, sweet obituary for Jim Guinan on the Web site of Loyless Funeral Home in Florida. The site has a online guest book where you can leave a note about Jim.

The family is currently deciding where they may request donations be made in lieu of flowers.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

James Guinan: December 27, 1925 to April 1, 2009


James Guinan died last night at Tampa University Community Hospital following complications from a chest cold. He was 83 years old.

Jim was with his daughters Christine and Margaret, his son-in-law Mike and some of his grandchildren. His friends and family in the Hudson Highlands were fortunate to have seen him here in "God's Country," as he called it, around St. Patrick's Day.

The family is still working out details and timing of the memorial services, and I will update everything here when they are ready, but here is the information they have so far. They thank everyone for their thoughts, good wishes and prayers:

Visitation:
Monday, April 13th and Tuesday April 14th
Clinton Funeral Home
21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516(845) 265-3333
2-4PM and 7-9PM (both days)

Funeral and Mass:
Wednesday, April 15th
24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516(845) 265-3781
10AM
Interment to follow at the Cold Spring Cemetery

He was the Mayor of Garrison, he was equal friend to loved ones and strangers, and he touched and changed many, many lives, mine included. Thanks to his family of blood, and extended family of choice, he was never alone, even at the end.