Kevin Peter McGurl

Kevin Peter McGurl, “Wheels”, 61, of Northvale, died December 29, 2018. Beloved son of the late Hugh and Mary McGurl. Cherished brother of Marie Shanahan and partner Veda Andrus, Joan Hostnik and husband Charles and Stephen McGurl and wife Elizabeth. Adored uncle of Ryan, Alyssa, Michael, Emily, Connor, Farrell and Liam, his Godson. He was a great-uncle to Bradley Aodhan McGurl. Also survived by his cousins Pat, Jean, Steve, Ed and Kevin and many cousins in Ireland.

Kevin was a Technical Analyst with Volvo, BMW and Land Rover/Jaguar for over 30 years before retiring in 2015.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a veteran’s organization would be greatly appreciated.


  1. On behalf of the McGurl family, I would like thank everyone for the outpouring of condolences during this most difficult time. The abundance of kind words, concern and wonderful shared memories have shown us how truly loved Kevin was, not only by his family but his friends and his community. We are so grateful. Joanie McGurl Hostnik

  2. Thank you to Mike Pizzi and Pizzi Funeral Home for their compassion and professionalism at this difficult time.

    All the calls, e-mails & texts from his friends are very comforting and, frankly, will be remembered forever.

    My family extends their sincere thanks and appreciation to you all.

  3. Kevin was a great man. He was a straight shooter and lived his life guided by a high level of morals and integrity, which was evident from the very first time I met him. I will miss his friendship, conversations and the laughs and times we shared. With much love my thoughts are with all his family and friends as they grieve his loss..

  4. Diane Smilari Belanger

    Sending love and prayers to the McGurl family!

  5. Kevin first started working for me when he was young. With our mutual interest in motorsports, we became close friends.
    Many fun experiences on trips to car shows, Pocono Raceway, and even vacations to Talladega and Darlington Speedways.
    With his Felix Ungar characteristics to my Oscar Madison’s, it is amazing we didn’t strangle each other.
    He had a lot of character like no other. Lots of laughs. A shame the “wheels” have stopped.

  6. Claire (Diggins) Snow

    Thoughts and Prayers are with all your family and friends

  7. I am so heartbroken. I have wonderful memories of Kevin, driving up the coast of California and running around Las Vegas. He was an amazing guy. A true cat lover and a lover of living. I’m so sorry for your loss Joan, Steve and Marie and for all the friends he’s left behind.

  8. Paul Gentilozzi

    We will miss Kevin I our lives. He has been a friend and part of our team for more than a decade. His sincerity and integrity were just a few of the qualities we admired.

    He was always there for us, always supportive and always on our team, no matter what.

    His special smile, his love of all things automotive we’re great motivation to my family.

    I for one will always cherish our time together Kevin, I know wherever you are you are “in charge”.

    I am sure we will race again together!

    Paul Gentilozzi for
    The entire Gentilozzi family

  9. What’s up Chief ?? Kev , I don’t even know where to begin!! In everyone’s lifetime you will be lucky enough to count on one hand your “True Friends “!!! I was lucky enough to have Kevin on my one hand as a True Friend . So , so sad to see you go , but the memories and laughs we had together over a 40 year period will last me a lifetime!!! You left way too soon !! Condolences to the entire McGurl Family !!! CIAO For Now !! Till we ride again !!! Larry D’Ercole for the D’Ercole Family

  10. Brad Sanguinetti

    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Kevin. We hope that he rests in peace. Kevin was a great person and will be missed.
    Our condolences to the family.
    Brad Sanguinetti

  11. What’s up Chief ? Kev, don’t even know where to begin ! I will always cherish our over 40 years of friendship. We were more like brothers than friends . Everyone in their lifetime will be lucky enough to count on one hand their “True Friends “. I was lucky enough to have you on that one hand . Even though you left us way too soon , I have more than enough great memories and laughs to last me a lifetime. You will be sincerely missed by me and my family !! I can go on and on for hours but I’ll end it here. CIAO For Now !! Till we ride again !!!

  12. Just heard the sad news.
    Shocked, saddened and truly sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was a great person that wanted to do the right thing by everyone.

    My condolences to the family.

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