Herbert Vincent Guglielmina September 15, 1926- April 4, 2014 Ferndale, California Herbert passed away peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2014, after a short illness. Herb was a graduate of Ferndale Union High School, loyal parishioner of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, life member of the VFW & American Legion, WWII veteran, and third generation Dairy Farmer. Along with these accomplishments, Herb's greatest love in his life was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Agnes Guglielmina and brothers Lewis and Gerald Guglielmina. Herb is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene, whom he took great pride in telling the story of how they met when she was just 17. While cow testing at Irene's parent's dairy, they fell in love and married. He is also survived by his two children, Glen (Tami) Guglielmina of Redwood City and Patty (Terry) Akins of Oroville, his three grandchildren, Vinnie Guglielmina of Oakland, Anthony Guglielmina of San Jose and Brook (John) Perkins of Oroville, his sister Esther (Lowel) Allen of Eureka, Mary (Neal) Charbenou of Huntington Beach, brother Leonard (Janice) Guglielmina of Eureka, sister-in-laws, Helen Guglielmina of Woodside, Carol Guglielmina of Sacramento, and Josie Dunnigan of Fortuna and, Brother-in-law, Don (Sandy) Katri of Ferndale, his cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. As a WWII veteran, he spent a year in occupational duty in Japan. He often spoke of a little boy who shined his shoes through his stay. He grew an attachment to this little boy and left a stack of Japanese money for him when he departed Japan. Herb returned home to Grizzly Bluff and started a career in cow testing. It was during this time, when he met his beautiful bride, Miss Irene. They married and moved to Eureka for eight years. They moved to Old Arcata Road where they had ten cows and 200 chickens. In 1961, his father retired, and Herb and his family moved to the ranch in Grizzly Bluff and took over the 3rd generation family dairy business. Herb and Irene talked through the years, and chuckled about what they did with the ten cows and 200 chickens they had on the old Arcata Road when they moved to the family ranch! Herb was a big football fan. He loved to go to the local football games at Ferndale High. He also loved to play a friendly card game of Pedro at the house with family and friends. Herbert Vincent Guglielmina was a man of simple truth and kindness. He had a knack for quietly listening to the conversations that went on and coming up with simple solutions and funny dry comebacks. Herb will always be remembered for his kindness to neighbors and friends. He will be cherished and respected for his loyalty, strong work ethic, integrity, quick wit and his quiet calming presence. Though Herb's passing is a great loss to his family and friends, the memory of how he lived and loved will be cherished. There will be a Rosary on April 25th at 7pm at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a funeral mass on April 26th at 11am. A reception will immediately follow in the parish hall to celebrate Herb's life. Everyone is welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ferndale Museum, the Athletic Department at Ferndale Union High School or
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Apr. 13 to Apr. 24, 2014