Raphael Guzzardo(1943 - 2013)

Guzzardo, Raphael 05/12/1943 ~ 11/04/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Raphael "Ray" Guzzardo passed away at home from diabetes and cancer. He was a kind, gentle man who always saw the best in everyone. Born in Rockford, IL, Ray graduated from Helix High and SDSU, served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and owned several businesses. Married for over 46 years to his wife Gail, Ray is also survived by his children, Gina (Michael), Dominic (Suzanne), Bryant, Marisa, Samantha and Jordan (Laura), his grandchildren, Jared, Adam, Isabelle and Sophia, and his brother George. He will be greatly missed. A private celebration of life will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SD Humane Society.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Nov. 11, 2013