DETROIT (WWJ) – The founder of a popular local dairy company has passed away.
John McGuire, who started Novi’s family-operated Guernsey Farms Dairy in 1940, died Friday.READ MORE: Study Suggests Replacing Michigan's Fuel Tax With Mileage-Based User Fees
His daughter, Rita Rice, says many people who grew up on the West Side have McGuire to thank for giving them their first job.READ MORE: Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Seeks Additional Funding To Investigate LGBTQ Hate Crimes
“To this day we have people call us, email us and tell us, ‘you know, I learned how to work from your dad,’ ‘I love and honor him more than anyone I’ve met in my work experiences and that I thank you because I have the good life I have today, because of what your dad taught me,'” said Rice.
Rice says the ice cream shop and restaurant her father established is a community staple.MORE NEWS: First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In Michigan: How To Keep Your Family Safe
McGuire lived to age 103.