Harry Freer McQuire of Palmetto Bay, passed away on December 29, 2018. Born in 1933 in Forest Hills, New York, after high school he entered the Air Force and was commissioned to the Korean War where he was an officer in the Strategic Air Command. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1957 having reached the rank of 1st Lieutenent. He then studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For several years he traveled through California and Mexico finding small acting roles in various films, mainly westerns. One of his favorites roles was in the “Magnificent Seven”, where sadly, his friend Steve McQueen was unable to persuade the director into giving him some speaking lines. Later, he moved to Puerto Rico where he met his wife, Jane Ottman McQuire, who sadly passed away in January of 2001 after 36 years of marriage. A man of varied talents and incredible charm, he was well read in many subjects and was frequently intrigued with the latest discoveries in science and technology. In addition, he excelled at playing tennis, golf, and bridge. He founded various companies during his life including Mach Inc. in Santurce, Puerto Rico and later The Power Place and AB Consulting in Miami, FL.
He leaves behind a son, Curt McQuire, and a daughter, Carrie Otto-Risler and 6 grandchildren ranging in ages from 7 to 22. He also leaves behind a greatly loved daughter-in-law, Kenia, and a cherished sister, Gale Alger, and brother, Jim McQuire.
He was an incredibly handsome, social, and humorous gentleman who was always welcome to parties with his captivating stories. He now goes to Heaven to join his beloved wife.
Viewing at Stanfill Funeral home on Thursday, January 3 from 10:30am to 1pm. The burial will take place immediately afterwards at Miami Memorial with a reception following at his private residence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made In Harry’s name to your favorite charity.