EARL DWIGHT McGINTY, our much loved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away March 14, 2006 from complications of heart disease.\nHe was born November 16, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Hallie Hunter and Earl McGinty. Graduated from Granite High School and attended the University of Utah.\nEarl served in the Army with the occupation forces in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He married the love of his life, Winifred Hull, on December 25, 1950. \n\nEarl worked for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, then found his ultimate career in the Salt Lake City Fire Department, retiring as a battalion chief after more than 30 years of committed service. \n\nHe loved sports and participated in baseball, basketball and was a certified swimming instructor. Earl won the state doubles handball championship at the age of 55.\nHe also enjoyed watching and cheering for his favorite professional and college teams.\nAn avid skier in earlier years, he represented the army ski team while serving with the military in Europe. He was a passionate golfer in his retirement years, with claims to two holes-in-one. He enjoyed immensely the camaraderie of friends on the golf course. \n\nLove of family was Earl’s first priority. He had a smile on his face and twinkle in his eyes when he was surrounded by those he loved. Earl didn’t let the complications of heart disease stop him from living a full life and earned the enduring respect and love of family and friends.\n\nSurvived by wife, Winnie; children; Michelle Briggs (Randy), Susan Boel \n(Bill), Steven (Jenny), Kelly Tafoya (Shane). Sisters, Gloria Hollis, Jeri O’Shaw. Ten grandchildren and two great grand-daughters. Preceded in death by parents and sisters Ollene Osbourne, Elsie Warner and June Brady. \n\n\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2006, 2:30 p.m. at Mtn. View Memorial Estates Chapel, 3115 East 7800 South (Bengal Blvd). Friends may call Friday, 6-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State St., and Sat. from 1:00-2:15 p.m. at Mtn. View Memorial. Interment Mtn. View Memorial Estates.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the charity of your choice.