Michael J. McGinn passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center in the town of Wallkill, NY. He was 62 years old. Son of the late William E. and Joan A. Romer McGinn, he was born February 4, 1956 in Staten Island, NY.
Michael was a Computer Programmer for Century Lifestyles of Monroe, NY. He was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern, NY and served as both Treasurer and President. Michael was a Boy Scout Commissioner for several troops throughout the Hudson Valley, and a member of The Orange County Amatuer Radio Club as well as holding an amatuer radio license.
Survivors include his loving wife Bernadette McGinn, at home; his son Abraham McGinn of Monroe, NY; his sisters: Susan Bradley, Maureen DeAngelo, Shelia McGinn, Ellen McGinn and several nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his brother, FDNY Captain William McGinn who perished on 9/11 in NYC.
Michael was the most caring, loving husband and father you could wish for. He dearly loved and cherished all his family. Michael loved spending time with Abraham having deep discussions and working on projects together. He also enjoyed listening to classical music with Bernadette, listening to her play guitar and sing songs to him and going on walks with her. His pleasures in life were easily fulfilled. His greatest joy was gathering with family on holidays and special occasions. Michael adored Christmas. It was his favorite holiday. He had a special fondness for his family's old rotating Christmas tree stand which he restored to working order. Michael was very well known in his community as he was always gregarious and easy to get along with. He was a voracious reader of many genres. He especially enjoyed history books and science fiction books. He taught himself several computer programming languages from books. Another joy of Michael's was to putter at his project desk in the living room. He would become absorbed in studying complicated electrical grid layouts and fixing oscilloscopes and ham radios.
Michael was a unique, beautiful person. He will be missed greatly by so many people.
There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.
A memorial service will be at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern NY on Sunday, April 29 at 1:00 for family, congregation members and friends and close friends of Michael as seating will be limited.