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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Services for Richard E McGinty (1941-2012)

Richard E. McGinty

McGinty, Richard

Richard E. McGinty, born May 24, 1941 in Galveston, Texas passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012, in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Sidney; children, Richard D. and wife, Molly; Lisa, and David; grandchildren Stacey, Jonathan, Ashley, and Megan; and great-grandson Brody. Richard studied voice at the University of Texas in Austin and served in the US Army from 1963 through 1965. He was a former choir director and past President of the Houston Saengerbund, third Vice President of the Nord-Amerikanischer Sängerbund, past President of the English Speaking Union, co-founder of The Celtic Chorus of Houston, and 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council #803.

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, January 13, with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00pm, and the Funeral Service celebrating Richard's life will be at 10:00am Saturday, January 14, all held at Niday Funeral Home on Beamer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard's name may be made to North American Singers Association Foundation.

From Ashley McGinty (granddaughter of Richard E McGinty (1941-2012))

Thank you all for your condolences. We are still grieving but finding so many reasons to smile along the way. 

My grandfather went into the hospital yesterday to have a stent placement for his heart. During the "quick and easy" procedure he suffered from a massive heart attack. The surgeon and his team were unable to revive him and he passed at 10:54am.


Viewing and Services will be held at Niday Funeral Home located at 12440 Beamer Rd, Houston, Texas 77089.


Viewing will be Friday, January 13, 2012 from 6-8pm.

Services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 10am.

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