THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joseph R. McGauran
Joseph Richard McGauran, "Ol'Joe", 71, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Ascension All Saints Hospital.
Born Aug. 11, 1945 in Marinette, to the late William and Margaret (Duxbury) McGauran, he graduated from Marinette High School in 1963 and was drafted into the United States Army in 1966. He served three years, mostly stationed in Germany.
He graduated from UW-Green Bay in 1972 and worked for Racine County as a planner in February of 1973. He then earned a masters degree from UW-Parkside in Public Administration and worked in the County Tax Lister's office until retiring in March of 2000.
He married Judy Wiltsey (Levin) in 1979 and helped raise her two daughters, Lisa Essi and Alexandra (Lori) Scott. In 1992 they divorced.
An avid sailor and a life member of the Racine Yacht Club, he sailed in 35 Chicago to Mackinac races, 10 Port Huron to Mackinac races and many races throughout the Midwest and in Racine. He started racing early in life and won his first season championship in Marinette when he was 15 years old.
He enjoyed golfing and played as much as he could. He traveled throughout the world, seeing as much as he could either on a charter boat or a cruise ship.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Per his wishes a wake will be held at the Racine Yacht Club at a later date. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery with his parents.