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William "Bill" Guntow Obituary
William "Bill" Guntow
July 7, 1944 - Feb. 20, 2014
Resident of San Jose
William Paul Guntow passed away at home surrounded by his family. He will be remembered for his kindness and his humor.
William was born in Washington, DC to John and Margaret Guntow, graduating from Archbishop Carroll High School. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Bill, as he was known to his many friends, started at C&P Telephone Co. and saw it evolve over 32 years into AT&T, Bell Atlantic, and Verizon from whence he retired. He lived with his family in Maryland where they enjoyed a busy spiritual and social life at St. Mary's Parish in Landover Hills. Needing to keep busy after retiring to Lancaster, PA, Bill put his friendly demeanor to work part time at Black & Decker. He finally retired completely when they moved to California to enjoy snow free winters and time with their daughter.
William is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Ann; loving daughter Marianne (Shane) and siblings John "Jack" Guntow (Judith), James Guntow (Judith), Elizabeth Burch (Gary), and Margaret Malloy (James, deceased). His smile, laugh, and fun loving spirit will be missed by all who knew him.
Friends and family are invited to a funeral service on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi, 5111 San Felipe Road in San Jose. To honor William, please consider a donation to Wounded Warrior Project.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 26, 2014
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