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.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2020.