Dr. R. Guy McGinnis
August 3, 2017
|Dr. R. Guy McGinnis of Scranton died Thursday following an illness.
Dr. Guy was a noted interior/architectural designer with more than 35 years of experience in both education, and professional design, with degrees in fine arts, interior design, architecture and education. He taught at the Pratt Institute in New York and at Southern Illinois University, as well as the Academy of Art and U.C. Berkley in San Francisco, Calif.
Additionally, he guest lectured throughout the U.S., in France, Thailand and Australia. He was the national education chair for ASID and director of Education Research Forum of IIDA. He has consulted on the opening of schools of Art, Architecture and Design in Bangkok, Thailand, and Shanghai, China.
His extensive travels took him to 35 of the 38 largest cities in the U.S., and 26 foreign cities on six continents. Dr. Guy concentrated on understanding diverse cultures through art, architecture and design. His dissertation offered a methodology for locating and identifying those differences and the processes that perpetuate or discontinue them.
Dr. Guy is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Gavern; his sister-in-law, Lorraine Hower; his cousins, Ann Louise Kakareka, Kathy Merkel and Mary Ann Dobosh; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothea O’Connor McGinnis; sisters, Louise, Erma and Elizabeth; his brother, Dick; and cousin, Terry Tremper.
Funeral services will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.