Paul's Heart

Life As A Dad, And A Survivor

In Memory Of Mike

This past Monday, Mike McGinn lost his battle against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). A memorial service is being held on Saturday, September 22nd,from 3-6pm at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home at 701 Derstine Ave. All friends and family are invited to attend. 

Michael, 48, of Worcester, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at his home after bravely battling A.L.S. Mike leaves behind his wife of over 20 years, Robin L. (Baccaro) McGinn, daughter Devon McGinn, and loyal dog, Sadie. Born May 30, 1964 in Sellersville. Mike was the son of Darline (Bishop) McGinn, of Hatfield, and the late Raymond “Reds” McGinn.

Mike was an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed riding his Harley with his buddies, skydiving in his younger days, and playing golf. He also loved hanging with his daughter Devon in the family pool or watching the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. His yearly family trips to the Outer Banks, NC will be fondly remembered as well as his 2011 trip to Ireland with family and friends.

Mike was employed with Merck for seventeen years, retiring as a Manufacturing Area Head. While working, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Gwynedd-Mercy College in May 2011. Mike sadly lost his struggle with A.L.S. but will be remembered for his generous contributions and support of A.L.S. research.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his wife, Robin and daughter, Devon, Mike leaves behind his mother, Darline (Bishop) McGinn of Hatfield; siblings, Jeff McGinn and his wife, Diane, of Telford, Cindy Shull and her husband, Scott, of Green Lane, Rick McGinn and his companion, Susan Walsh, of Schwenksville; sister-in-law, Wendy Edelman and husband, Paul, of Lansdale; his wife’s parents, Ronald and Josie Baccaro of Lansdale; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mike’s Memorial Service 6PM Saturday, Sept. 22, at Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale, where the family will begin greeting at 3PM. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to a college fund established for Devon McGinn c/o TD Bank, 1490 Valley Forge Rd., Lansdale, PA 19446 or to the A.L.S. Association, 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.

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