Passionately Irish and passionately Virginian, Charles “Dan” McGuire lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 19. Thus, another of Reston's “Old Timers” has passed on. Dan was one of Reston's early residents who helped guide a growing Reston through his community activism. He served several terms on Reston Association's Board of Directors. He served a term as vice-president of the Reston Citizens Association. He ran two competitive campaigns for the 36th House of Delegates seat with the slogan “No Tolls McGuire.”
Dan practiced his support of Reston serving on numerous citizen committees. He was a joiner and belonged to an impressive list of local and state organizations including the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, the First Family of Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society, the local Lincoln Club, the Republican Club of Greater Reston, and the Northern Virginia Republican Business Forum. Dan was a member of St. John Newman Catholic Church in south Reston. A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29. Dan will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be scheduled with full military honors befitting a Brigadier General, U.S. Army.