David George Guzzetta
1945 - 2020
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David George Guzzetta, 74, of Glendale, Arizona passed away on February 6, 2020. Born December 16, 1945, in Buffalo, New York, he moved with his family to Phoenix in 1959. David graduated from Washington High School in 1963 and went on to play basketball for Glendale Community College before joining the Marine Corps Reserves in 1966 where he served for six years. He met the love of his life at a party given by a close friend. In April 1967, David married Phyllis Ann Herman in Phoenix, Arizona.

David achieved the rank of sergeant while serving in the Marines from March 1966 to March 1972. He continued a life of service when he became a Phoenix Police Officer/Detective. He served his community from April 1967 to November 1995.

David was an adoring husband and father dedicated to supporting his family in all ways. He loved sports, playing on several police teams and coaching his daughters' softball teams whenever possible. The Yankees were his favorite baseball team, but he could be found watching most any sports. He will be dearly missed and remembered by his family and countless friends.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Ann (Herman) Guzzetta; their three daughters, Jennifer Hatfield (Bob), Tricia Guzzetta (Dave), and Cara Gulvin (Seth); their grandchildren, Jake Hatfield, Cason Hatfield, Nathan Hatfield, Maggie Gulvin, and Lucy Gulvin; his mother, Florence (Turoldo) Guzzetta; his brothers, Richard (Janie) Guzzetta and Gary Guzzetta; brothers and sisters-in-law, James Herman Junior (Diana), Lawrence Herman (Linda), Marian (Herman) Bloom (Roger), and Steve Herman (Julie); as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and godchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Louis J. Guzzetta.

Celebration of Life at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary on February 22, 2020 at 10 am. 7924 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ.

Memorials may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation or 100 Club of Arizona.

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2020.
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February 21, 2020
Dave, you will always be remembered for showing this tough exterior, but always a kind person. To your wife and family celebrate his life and all the memories shared. Those alone are always priceless. May you take comfort in the lord.
February 20, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathies to you Phyllis, and the girls. Dave was taken from us too early. May the memories of his good life help ease your pain and give you strength.
Jeanne (Bouley) McCormick
February 19, 2020
Phyllis, Jenny, Tricia and Cara

My heartfelt sincere condolences to you all. I have such fond memories of Dave from my childhood and well into my adulthood. Time spent at your house, summer softball games and various grade school events all come to mind and bring a smile to my face. May you hold your memories deep in your heart. My love to you all.
Jessica Fotinos
February 18, 2020
My condolences are extended as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength to cope during this trying time. (Psalm 90:10)
February 16, 2020
Prayers to Guzzetta Family. So sorry for your loss.
Cris Wilfong
February 15, 2020
My condolences are extended as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength to cope during this trying time. (Psalm 90:10)
February 15, 2020
Phyllis, Our sincere thoughts, prayers and
sympathies are with you and all of your
family. Dick and Chickie Buelow
February 15, 2020
Rest in peace, Dave. Thanks for all your help with the girls' softball teams. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Guzzetta family.

Andy and Carol Reynolds
Rocklin, CA
Andrew Reynolds
February 14, 2020
I worked cases with Dave when I was working undercover with DPS and he was working narcotics in Phoenix PD. He was smart and brave. Rest well Warrior. We both graduated from Washington HS. I know the citizens of Phoenix and the nation benefited from his service.
Craig Williamson
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