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November 07, 2018
We send our deep sympathy to your family. Phil will always be fondly remembered. May the time finally come when this kind of violence will be ended for all time.
September 12, 2017
Continuing to remember you all!!! Prayers for peace and comfort.
September 11, 2017
Thinking of you and praying for your family.
September 12, 2016
Still thinking about Phil and your family. He is missed!
September 11, 2016
I only knew Phil professionally, although 15 years later his memory is still on my mind. My thoughts and prayers continue for his family, friends, and colleagues.
April 16, 2016
I have ordered a memorial paver for Phil for Lincoln HS - have been thinking of this for some time- many fond memories of Phil and our time at Lincoln. Still such a tragic loss and I know he lives on in the hearts of family and friends.
September 11, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with Phil's family.
July 10, 2014
yo. phil.
September 13, 2013
I just wanted to let you know, your father is still not forgotten. He was a wonderful man. Praying for you all!
September 11, 2013
Remembering your joy for life always gives me pause and reminds me how precious each moment of life is.
September 11, 2013
I don't know if your dad ever told you about where he worked when he was at Princeton University. He worked for my dad at the "King's Inn" in Kingston. Known for "Chili and Pizza" Your father became very close buddies with my dad "Butch". Also, friends with my Mom. I think it might have been my dad's influence that maybe this is why your dad wanted to be Italian. I remember hearing about your dad often. My dad passed in 95. I know your dad was upset when my Mom told him. It would be my Mom who saw on the tv news of the 1st anniversary a memorial of flowers with your dad's picture. All of us in the Covino family would like you to know every 9/11 are thoughts and prayers are extended to all you. In our hearts we feel Butch and Phil (and my dad always called your dad "Guza")are together enjoying heavenly bowls of chili.
May 12, 2013
I read an article about 9/11 and Phil Guza recently and was touched by the story of his life and love for family. Since I was in college studying in South America on 9/11 I didn't have direct news of the events for a while but I knew something devastating was happening and said many prayers for the victims and their families, which I still say today. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Guza family -we will never forget.
September 14, 2011
I'm sure you were watching over this weekend while our family was reunited at the opening of the National 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. The designers and workers did a great job and for me it offers a new aspect of peace. Also, The Phil Guza Memorial Scholarship broke though our fundraising goal on the morning on 9/11/11 and in fact far exceeded it by the end of the day; we'll continue to push throughout the month of September. The support of many many friends and family members and their warm thoughts and prayers have been a critical part of honoring you. Tom and I continue to watch out for each other and now for our own little guys as well. Miss you.
Love Always,
September 12, 2011
Ten years have passed and it made us think of you. Our deepest sympathies to your family that you were so very proud of. You were a wonderful, kind neighbor back when we lived in Sea Bright. I didn't even realize back when we lived there that there was a Bethlehem connection, since we had gone to that other school on the northside. I pray that you are at peace and with your family every day
September 12, 2011
I worked with Phil as he was our risk partner working with us at ITT. He was a great guy, I always enjoyed the relationship.
September 11, 2011
Phil - I will always remember you and your friendship.

God Bless you
September 10, 2011
Still missing Phil. I worked with him when I worked for ITT in Morganton, NC in the mid 90's. He was so patient with me, teaching me all I needed to know about risk management and worker's comp. He was such a great person. I love reading the stories you guys post about him. Thanks for keeping his memory alive.
September 10, 2011
Hi Phil.....just paying my respects to your memory and your family on this ten year anniversary. I had the privilege of dealing with Phil at AON along with Barbara Guzzardo.....while working for a land development company in Las Vegas Nevada....Phil and Barbara were great people.....even tho our communication was only by phone.....I felt like I had known them both for many years. My thoughts and prayers for your families this Sunday.......I pray for their peace and renewed spirit. Until we all meet again..........
September 09, 2011
Phil - you are remembered.
September 08, 2011
My thoughts are with my friendly nemesis Phil of the Aon Alley Cats. At the time we met I was on the Guy Carpenter bowling team and we were in a battle for first place. Phil, in his colorful suspenders, was the man to beat. What fun we'd have at Chelsea Piers. Later on I changed jobs and started with IRMG, who was bought by Aon. I was then priviledged to become an Alley Cat, but missed being Phil's teammate instead of his rival. God bless him and his family on this 10th anniversary and always.
September 08, 2011
God bLess your beloved Phil,may he be in peace in happiness up there watching over his loved ones. I have not forgotten 10 years later.
May 02, 2011
Phil-Buddy, I miss our conversations every morning. You at AON and me at CIGNA. I think about you still. The funny man, the man we lost. I'm very happy about the news we heard this morning.....but it changes nothing. Hearts still ache . You're a memorable character. Time has not changed that one bit. Something tells me you may have been leading the charge Sunday morning. Good Job! Miss you buddy.
May 02, 2011
Bittersweet news today. Justice has been done. But no doubt your family misses you so much and would rather you here. I'm sure you're looking down on your sons and grandsons with pride.
October 15, 2010
Dad, I wanted to share the good news that we recently received tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status on the Phil Guza Memorial Charitable Trust charity that was established earlier this year. The math/science scholarship looks forward to helping kids pay for college for many years to come.
Love Always,
PS - Everyone thinks your grandson is the cutest :)
September 11, 2010
May God Bless you Phil, I will never forget you assistance. From a Friend and client you had in Puerto Rico. Dios te Bendiga gracias por tu amistad. Nunca te olivadare. Blanca A. Quinones
May 26, 2010
It's been a long time. Pips grapefruit and Vodka City Vodka!! Best of times at Lehigh.
January 29, 2010
Hi Phil,
This is Shalan (your daughter-in-law), I was thinking of you and wanted to say hello. I know you are looking down and watching over your boys ALWAYS. I just wanted to let you know that your baby boy is just 2 weeks away from being a dad himself. Pete and I are due on Feb 16th 2010 with a little boy and we are very nervous and excited.

Pete was very excited when we found out we were having a boy. We know that most importantly we want a happy, healthy baby but it was nice finding out it was a boy. Esp since Pete always loved his relationship with you and now he will be able to continue on with all you have taught him and he can have that relationship with his son.

We do not have a name picked yet but once the little guy is born we will know. Pay close attention in Feb because we are not sure when he will decide to enter the world.

You are always with us and we miss you.

Love Shalan
September 16, 2008
Hey Phil,

I can't really believe how fast time has passed. It just seems like yesterday that we were talking up on railroad bed near Hazle Brook during hunting season. Until you started coming back hunting with Pete, my memories of hunting with you and the rest of the "GUZA" clan were only as a younger boy. So it was a thrill to start some new ones as an "older" guy. As my Dad, Uncle Ed, and I are the only ones who continued to hunt over the many years since your dad (Uncle Tom)passed away, I can't tell you how excited we all were that you decided to start hunting again. Even more excited that Pete was going to join us too. Each year now on the first morning of deer season, sitting at my mom's table for breakfast, around 3:30 in the morning, I think about that first morning you came back to hunt with Pete. I can still see the "MASSIVE" hoagie that you were packing for your mid-morning snack that day. We couldn't decide if actually came to hunt or the opportunity to enjoy such a bountiful portion of culinary cuisine. Thinking of you always.
September 13, 2008
Thinking of you as always, Dad. Shalan and I visited the new memorial at Logan Airport on Thursday, which is very nice. Zeke in down in NYC so he's getting the treat of seeing the Tribute in Lights. Lots of friends and family sending warm thoughts your way. I'll take Dave's bike that extra mile for you this week. Thought you might get a kick out of this old photo from your wedding day. Miss you!
September 12, 2008
Hello, you dont exactally know me, but i am your son (Pete's) sister in law, Samantha. I just wanted to say that you are the luckiest man in the world. Pete & Tom are two of the BEST people you can ever meet. According to My sister, Pete & you were very close and he always has good things to say about you ! We all know you were there on there wedding day watching over them. My sister is lucky to have a man like Pete. You raised a good man. Rest in Peace ?
September 12, 2008
My wife Debbie is Phil's cousin. And I had the good fortune to meet him and his sons several times over the years. One of the most memorable thoughts I have of phil was in the summer. My in-laws Phil (Phils' uncle)and Marie Guza always had special pig roast picnics in their back yard every year. The entire family would be invited and treated to their warm hospitality and food and volleyball. Everbody got to reunite and share the goodtimes. It was not something to miss. Well this one year After the party ended my wife and I stayed over rather than drive home. During the evening someone commented that they wondered where Phil was that day as he never arrived. The curiosity ended the next day when phil arrived with his then young son Peter. They had driven hours all the way from New Jersey only to arrive on the wrong date at the party of the year. When Phils aunt and uncle went out to greet him as he got out of his car all he said was "where is everybody?" I'll never forget that day. I felt so bad that he missed out on the picnic after such a long drive. It was kind off funny and sad at the same time. We all got to talk and spend time with Phil and Peter that day since the throngs of relatives were gone and Marie treated all of us to her fantastic leftovers. One more memory I have and it is again at one of those awesome picnics. My children had a game called bop-it that tested hand and eye coordination with memory skills. Getting a high score was difficult and winning impossible. Well guess what, after just a little while fooling with that game Phil won with the highest score possible. To this day I can't believe it. Testament to his intelligence. Friend, I can't say I knew you all that well but you did make an impression on me and I know you are missed and not forgotten by your family, myself included, My God Bless you.
September 11, 2008
Hi Phil,

You are in my thoughts all the time but esp today. I just wanted to let you know that your boys are doing well and they miss you so much. I recently had the chance to hang out with Tom and Pete and I have to tell you, anytime the two of them are together you know it is going to be a great time. The bond and friendship that they have brings a smile to my face and the face of many others.

One night standing by a fire they shared many funny memories of you with me as well as eachother. The smiles and the laughter coming from the two on them were so contagious I started to laugh. After the laughter they both gave eachother one of those hugs that you are known for and we all looked into the stars and smiled. They both love you so much and miss you everyday.

You are always with us and i just want you know that i am so happy to be a part of this wonderful family.

Miss you

Love Shalan Guza
February 26, 2008
Hi Phil,

My name is Shalan, we never got to meet in person but I am honored to be your daughter-in-law. I met your son Pete in 2004 and from that moment on our relationship grew. We got married on a beautiful fall day on Oct 5th 2007. You were definetly there with us both in our hearts and in our minds.

I just wanted to to say hello and let you know that I think of you often and also to let you know that i am taking good care of your baby boy. He is a very special person and i am lucky to have him.

With Love
September 25, 2007
Very sorry for your loss.
September 14, 2007
I met Phil in 1993 when I worked for ITT Teves in North Carolina. I was just out of college and new to worker's comp and all its intricacies. Phil kindly took me under his wing and taught me what I needed to know. He was always very professional and understanding and never lost his patience with a "green" worker's comp coordinator. I left ITT in 1998, but never forgot about Phil's kindness. I happened to be at home watching the Today show when the towers were hit. I actually saw the 2nd tower hit on live TV. It was horrifying. And I immediately started to think, "Who do I know that works in the twin towers?" And I immediately remembered Phil. I think he worked in tower 1 around the 101st floor. I was hopeful that he'd either left his employ at Aon or was traveling that day. But in the weeks and months to come, I found out from a friend who still worked at ITT that Phil lost his life that day. I was very sad to hear that news. He was so dedicated to his work (and his family). I wondered how I could express my condolences to his family, but never found a connection until today. I'm thankful that this memorial is available and hope that his sons will see my tribute and know that their father is still missed!
September 11, 2007
Dad - It's amazing how fast time flies... I feel like it was yesterday that you teaching me how to drive for the first time in that busted parking lot in Sandy Hook. I miss you very much and I'll be thinking of you next month on my wedding day - I know you'll be watching.
September 09, 2007
Hi Phil,
I was going about my day today, and remembered that, six years ago this weekend, Tom, Ang, Marsh and I met up with you, last second, in NYC. We had a really, really (!!!) spicy Vietnamese lunch somewhere in who-the-hell-knows-where Chinatown (you walked us among so many different alleyways, there's no way we could find it again); and Tom seemed to really appreciate the randomness in seeing you that Saturday. Little did we know that the following Tuesday would take you away from him. Only Tom can talk about the gratitude he likely felt in seeing you that day.

I may no longer be part of the family day-to-day, but I have faith that you serve as a reminder to the Guzas that life is short. No matter how difficult it may be, family should reach out to each other and say how much they are there for each other -- no matter what. Take Care Guzas. With love, Steph
November 02, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
October 28, 2006
In remembrance....
September 12, 2006
Great news, Dad: I'm getting married! I know you'd love my fiance Shalan just as I do, especially the way she tips based on soda refills and takes care of me - just the way you did :) I'm not sure about the details yet, but I'll keep you posted so you know where to be on the big day.

In other news, I'm now grinding out my first "real" job and Shalan and I just bought our first home up in the Boston area. In what seems to be a Guza Men tradition, it's a 2-family. Tom also just sold his house in Mass, which will be a nice weight off his sholders while he continues to sweat it out in Arizona.

Lastly, Lehigh made a nice memorial that I visited this weekend, including a permanent tree with your name on it and 3000 luminaries that lined the way across campus. My mom, John, and Shalan were there with me, plus some close friends from Lehigh.

Hope you're doing well. I miss you!

February 07, 2006
Dear Phil – I wanted to ask you to watch over Tom a little extra these next several months. I know he misses you so much and might need you more. I promise you that I will continue to care about him and hope for nothing but his health and happiness. Your family is a good one. Please continue to be there for them. Always, Steph
September 21, 2005
Bro Phil : If you could see your Tom and Pete, you'd be so proud. They are wonderfuul human beings. And rednecks-just like you. WE all (Steph too) went to the Monster Truck rally at the County Fair last summer. A small caper by your standards, but a caper fer sure. I miss usomething fierce. your bro bob.
September 08, 2005
Dad- It's been four years since I last saw you, and I've missed you every day. I've thought about you a lot (this week in particular), and I wish more than anything for a big hug from you. As I grow and venture, I always try to make you proud, and I like to think I've done okay so far. I wish you could see me... living out on my own, working day in and day out, sharing my life with others- especially Tom and Steph, who I love and cherish so much. I'll be down in New York this weekend looking up at you, Dad. I hope you're doing well, wherever you are. Tell Dave I said hi and I miss him, too. Love Always, Pete
January 24, 2005
Dear Phil,

You asked me that day - Sept 8th- to take care of your son. You then gave me one of those impossibly warm hugs. I take care of Tommy, and he takes care of me.

I want to tell you that even though you and I met only a handful of times, I've gotten to know you more and more with each passing day. I'm closer now to Bob, to Sally, to Anita and to the whole family. Pete and I are "Big Sis" and "Lil Bro". Marcia has shared a number of funny stories about you with me. Most importantly, I've had the immeasurable opportunity to fall in love with Tom every single day of our marriage.

In all that I've learned about you, it's quite clear that Tom is a lot like you. He is so proud of that fact. And I'm am proud to be his wife...and your daughter-in-law.

I do miss you, Phil. Please continue to watch over your boys.

August 30, 2004
I met Phil when I was working for ITT Industries and we had a horrendous workers comp problem. He was in every way a professional that walked the talk. The time we spent together was too short and too very limited. He was fun to talk with and a pleasure to be around.

I know his family and friends miss him dearly.

God Bless You Phil.
March 10, 2004
I'll never forget Phil, we worked together on the Rayonier account, while I was with Cigna. Phil would check the financial on his computer and call me if a recovery wasn't posted. Phil I'll miss you.

Bruce A. Henry
October 24, 2003
Bro Phil: Gone, but not forgotten.
If tears were worth a penny-a-piece,
we'd have lot of Benjamins.
bro bob
May 20, 2003
hey, uncle i will miss you.
September 27, 2002
Dear Phil,

At the one year memorial tribute for Sept. 11th, each person was given a heart with the name of a splendid person lost to us on that day. I have yours. I can see that you were magnanimous, joyful, and loved your work, your family and your life with great gusto. That you held all those you knew in your heart, and now I will hold you in mine.

September 12, 2002
I always looked forward to Phil's visits with us in A.C. I always knew I would learn something from him.When I think of him , it makes me smile.
September 11, 2002
As a former workers' comp insurance adjuster for CIGNA insurance, I had the esteemed pleasure of working with Phil on the ITT account. Phil is such a dedicated and brilliant man. I wish that I had the knowledge that he possessed. He watched my files like a hawk- nothing would ever get by him. He often knew what was going on with my account before I even knew myself. I would often tease him on how much time and dedication he spent on our account- but that was Phil. He would have done no less. I miss hearing his laugh over the phone. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends on this day of rememberance.
September 10, 2002
Phil, although we never met - except through our calls - after reading the tributes you are exactly as I knew you would be. You were my safety net in that I always knew you would be there with the right answer or approach. I thank God that he let someone so filled with life, joy and happiness into my life. I miss you.
September 09, 2002
In memory of Phillip T. Guza
We did not know Phil, but my husband is the brother of Cam Sutton who works for Aon. I came across this on the internet and wanted to express our deepest sympathy. I have thought of all the lives lost that day and especially of the ones from my brother-in-laws company. It still hurts deeply. Our deepest deepest sympathy to the family.

Nancy Sutton
August 09, 2002
As a client of Aon's, Phil & I had worked together for several years by phone, e-mails and meetings. He was a really nice guy with a great sense of humor and a diligent "get it done" sense of work ethic -- we had a lot of laughs and a lot of accomplishments. I was greatly saddened by the events of Sept 11 and, with a business letter from Phil still on my desk that day, even more saddened to find the loss a good person like Phil. My thoughts and prayers go out to Phil, his family, and to all those lost and to those left behind.
July 17, 2002
Hey bro - not a day goes by that i dont think of you. Thank you for the time we spent exploring the
Jersey swamps and other wierd places. Zeke drove your car
(with the hand crank windows) last month on a 6500 mile meandering journey. A pure Guza caper!
I hope you can hear me somehow.

March 05, 2002
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Guza on a few occasions while I roomed with his son Tom up at Plymouth State College. One fond memory I have of Mr. Guza is the day of our graduation when he consumed more hot dogs in one sitting then I have eaten in my entire life! It was awesome!
February 07, 2002
I only met Phil one time in person-- on Friday, Sept. 8th-- but we had been working on a project over the phone and via email. He was so pleasant to work with. I am happy to know that the last email I sent to him read "It was great finally meeting you. Thanks for all your help."
He is truly missed.
January 29, 2002
January 15, 2002
I had the pleasure of dealing with Phil for many many years as he personally worked on our company's account. I called him the "Master" because it didn't matter what you called him about - he'd remember it! In the summer of 2001 I spoke with Phil about a claim that took place in 1987. He remembered everything about it - including the amounts paid out and left in the reserve! What a memory - what a guy! I miss you Phil and hope you're in a better place. God Bless.
January 07, 2002
Hey dad! I miss you like crazy. reading through these thoughts brings tears to my eyes and I only hope you knew how much everyone loved you, including me! anywho, I'm getting married! I know you loved Steph and she loves you very much. I'll be sure to raise a glass for ya at my wedding. Love, your son, Tommy
December 30, 2001
May Phil's life and love (as well as his sense of adventure on vacations) live on in those who love him. We are very sorry for your loss. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
December 14, 2001
The guz and I spent 4 years together eating NY junk food for lunch. I fixed him up with a date,took him to Vermont, saved him from himself, laughed when Peter came in one day and walked down the hall exactly the way Phil did, cried with him when tragedy struck one of his boys and have told a thousand stories to others about the most unique persons I have ever met.
December 11, 2001
I worked together with Phil on a very difficult account and could always depend on him for help and answers whenever I called.

His answers were always quick to come, but so was his humor and concern. He made working on his 'team' a pleasure.

My biggest regret is that we never got a chance to meet face to face. His excitement over the birth of my first child was a thrill and I am always telling my daughter about my friend Phil.

In all the loss the family must be feeling at this time I pray that they will always know in their hearts that he was a great man and loved world wide.

God Bless you all.
December 11, 2001
To my number one fan, my mentor, my number one employment reference, I miss you dreadfully. I hope you will still be in my brain and create the words I need for my next interview. I will miss seeing you on your trips to San Diego and the hotel. I promise not to bug Harry.
November 19, 2001
November 14, 2001
Dear Phil, As I told you once, I was comfortable with you right away. You looked a bit like my graduate school advisor Lou Kauffman and you reminded me of my husband Henry McKean. There were a lot of things I didn't know about you but as your brother read a memorial, I went through a little mental check list & then said to myself, yes that's like my husband. I will tremendously miss working with you. After all, no one else (dares) quiz me on the data. I know you quality read through volumes of data and I think I know one reason why! I greatly admired your strength of character when in a very tight spot and I really wish I had told you that but perhaps I can still say it now. All the best, Rasa
November 13, 2001
Phil- It was always great to have you show up at our family gatherings..we could count on you. We will miss you. Love, Aunt Barbara and Uncle Frank.
November 12, 2001
November 09, 2001
As my big brother you showed little tolerance toward me, 7 years your junior; I still love you. We know from where our love of blue point crabs came; our Mom & Barnegat Bay! I remain proud of you, for living your life your way & never compromising. I will never forget you.
always, your sister Anita (Nini)
November 07, 2001
Bro Phil : You brought a lot of love
to my life. I'll never forget you.
Thank you for calling me that one
last time. I forgive you for breaking my arm when I was 10 yrs old, and for being smarter than me.

Your brother, bob.
November 07, 2001
With heartfelt sympathy.
I will never forget this sad and tragic loss.
November 06, 2001
God Bless You, Philip Guza ~ !
kimberley hess
Peoria, Il
Nov. 6, 2001
November 06, 2001
God Bless you and keep you safe from any harm.
kimberley hess
Cambridge, Peoria, IL
Nov. 6, 2001
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