Douglas Richard Guzy

Douglas (Doug) Richard Guzy Douglas (Doug) Richard Guzy, age 53, passed away August 5, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle who found great joy in spending time with his family. Doug was born on December 1, 1959 to Richard and Stella Guzy in Yonkers, New York. After graduating from Lincoln High school in 1977, he attended Buffalo University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1982. Doug moved to Texas following college and worked in Houston before moving to Austin. He has been an employee of the Internal Revenue Service for 28 years, where he formed many lasting friendships. He met his wife while working there and they married in 1989. He lovingly welcomed and raised Lynn's two children, Ryan and Star and together they welcomed their daughter, Dylan, into the world in 1993. She was the joy of Doug's life. Doug actively supported all of Dylan's interests including several dance teams and Girl Scout Troop 780. Despite his complaints about the Texas heat, Doug loved the outdoors. He spent many hours planting trees, gardening and working in the yard. He biked, hiked and kayaked several Central Texas trails and waterways. He made even a simple walk through a field an adventure for his kids and grandkids, always on the lookout for snakes, spiders and wildlife to bring home. Doug was also an expert do-it-yourselfer as evidenced by all the projects around his home and handmade gifts he made throughout the years. Doug is survived by his wife, Lynn; his children Dylan, Star Donovan and Ryan Albert Donovan and his wife, Carolyn Albert Donovan; three grandchildren, Avery, Bailey and Haegan Donovan; his parents, Richard and Stella Guzy; sister, Kathleen Savarese and husband Bill; sister Elaine Tsu; nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, Dexter, Doug's first and only dog. A service celebrating Doug's life and all that he meant to those around him will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Mercury Hall in Austin, Texas. This will be followed by a get-together for friends and family, please wear joyous colors to honor Doug's memory. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doug's memory to , KLRU- TV, your local Humane Society or a .

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Aug. 15 to Aug. 18, 2013