In Loving Memory

George G. Guidera

Guidera, George G.

Deceased: Saturday, February 9, 2013

Service: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

  • Obituary:

    Mr. George G. Guidera, age 72, of New Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday February 9, 2013 at his home.

       He was born on October 6, 1940 in Utica, a son of the late George and Letha Massago Guidera and was educated in local schools. He served our country in the US Army in the Military Police Division. On October 31, 1970 he was married to Ann Theresa Cristalli in St. Mary of Mt.CarmelChurch, a blessed union of 42 years.

       George was employed by Utica Drop Forge/Kelsey Hayes as the Union Shop Steward, until his retirement.

       George’s life revolved around his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren will forever cherish the memory of their “Pappy” for which he was so affectionately known to them. In his earlier years, George was a coach for South Utica Little League and also CYO Youth Basketball, where he enjoyed many years teaching the area youth. He was a horse racing enthusiast as well as an avid Poker Player. He shared many of his days with his dear friends as a member of the James St. Coffee Shop “The Joint” and was one of the South St. Boys. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.   

       Surviving are his beloved wife Ann; four loving daughters and sons-in-law Nicole and Dean Nole of Utica, Dana Guidera and Justin Zalatan of Utica, Gina and Robert Cerminaro of Conn. and Kristin and Anthony Grieco of Whitesboro; one loving son and daughter-in-law Michael and Sharon Guidera of Utica; his cherished grandchildren Santino and Coco Nole, Andrew Guidera, Matteo Grieco, Giuliana and Isabella Cerminaro and he was awaiting the birth of his seventh grandchild; two brothers and sisters-in-law Richard and Marilyn Guidera and Thomas and Rena Guidera; two sisters and brothers-in-law Christine and Al Sike and Josie and Justin Latus; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gaetano (Guy) and Lucy Cristalli and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear fiends.

       His funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am from The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. and at 10:30 am in Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church, with Military Honors conferred. Private entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

       Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

       Please omit flowers.

       The family would like to extend a special Thank You to George’s dear friend and caregiver Dr. Garth Garramone and also to Dr. Sheila Lemke and Dr. Mark Warfel.

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Messages of Sympathy (13)

  • Fay Ciancaglini

    Ann & family

    My heart goes out to you all, I know your every feelings........but you must remember those beautiful happy memories, that will always be in your heart.
    God blessed George with a wonderful family and many, many friends. Please know that I will be there for you if and when you need me.

    Love and Prayers,
  • Frank Ferraro

    Ann & Family,

    You all have my prayers and my deepest sympathy. Although you are all feeling the pain of loosing George, you know that he is at peace and that he will be in your heart forever. George was one of the Best, we will remember him always.

    God Bless and Love you all,
  • Shirley Mario

    Dear Ann and Family,

    You have my prayers and sympathy at this time. No words can fill the emptyness that you are feeling now. But when your heart is aching happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

    God Bless all of you.
    Love Shirley Mario
  • Lynne Elefante

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of George, I worked at the Post Office with George as a carrier, he always had a funny story to tell and could make you laugh....My favorite is the story when he was delievering my route on Kossuth Ave and he forgot to put the truck in park and had to chase it down the street...God Bless ,Lynne Elefante
  • Tara Palmieri/Holt

    Mrs. Guidera & family,

    I"m so sorry for your loss. Please know that your in my thoughts and prayers now and in each day! May God be with you always. My condolences to all of you!
  • Diane Benn

    Ann and family,
    Thoughts are prayers are with your family at this difficult time. May the wonderful memories you have shared bring peace to you.
    Diane Benn
  • Dick Owens

    Ann & Family.....It isn't always good news that travels fast, I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. I remember good times from many years ago. I hope that is the kind of thought that you can carry with you. As George might say....I just crossed the finish line and I was a winner.
    Dick Owens
    ...... from my 2ed home here in Florida, George is headed to his final home.
  • bette perri

    Ann, so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. prayers to you and your family. take care
  • Carolyn Faccioli

    Ann and Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. We were away on vacation and I am sorry I couldn't be there. My deepest sympathy to you and your lovely family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.Sincerely, Carolyn Faccioli
  • Sean Galimo

    To Mike and the family,
    I am so so sorry for your loss. I know words can't say enough. But Mike,
    I know exactly what you are going through. If you want to talk ever call me, please keep in touch. Life seems unfair sometimes, but we have to play the hand God deals us, and do the best we can with it. Well stay strong and I am here if you need it.
  • Beverly Abounader

    DEAR Ann & Family WE WERE VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT your great loss. . WE send our deepest sympathy,thoughts & prayers to you all. WE are in FLORIDA & didn't know til recently. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. God Bless Beverly & Fred Abounader
  • Louis and Linda Denato

    Dear Ann and family, Lou and I are very sorry for your loss of George. We still live at 933 Arthur St. May God Bless You and all of your family. Please let Tom and Rena know that we send our condolences to them also. They were the best newspaper people.
  • Ralph Leo, Jr.

    Dear Mrs. Guidera, Nicole, Dana, Gina, Kristin, and Michael,
    I am sorry but I just learned of Mr. Guidera's passing. As you may know I am living overseas now so news travels last to me it seems. About a month ago I was driving my son to Little League all-star practice and telling him the stories of uncle George taking Michael and I to all-star practice all those years ago! Mr. Guidera was deeply loved by many people. Oh how I loved him! I will never forget how disappointed I was that I wasn't on his team for the regular season, I was so jealous of my brother that he got to play a few games for him when he was called up to the big leagues - George called him Jersey Joe. 25 years later I still cherish these memories of someone who knew how to make people feel special. Please know that I am praying for your whole family, for the peace of Jesus Christ to transcend everything during this season of your lives. I love you all. -Philippians 4:6-7
    Ralph Leo, Jr.

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