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Celebration of Life
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
2:00 PM
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9300 Bee Cave Road, in Building D
Austin, TX
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Jim Guarino


1942 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Jim Guarino Obituary
GUARINO, Jim Jim Guarino, known affectionately as Honey, Dad, Papaw, Pops, Big Jim, and Uncle Jim, entered Heaven on Thursday, August 9, 2018. A third generation Texan, he was born August 14, 1942 in Houston. Jim is survived by his best friend and beloved wife of 54 years, Linda Treadwell Guarino, and Gigi to many. In Heaven, Jim is reunited with his beloved parents Louise and Jake Guarino and sister Angel Guarino. Jim is also survived by sons, Jim Jr., Jake and wife Jill; daughter Jaime and wife Cheryl McCallum; grandchildren Jake, Cole and Josie; brother Bud Jake and wife Carolyn; nephew Brett; nieces Noel, Stacie and Amy; plus a big extended Guarino family of cousins and friends. Jim was a devoted and loyal family man. With family as his greatest joy in life, Jim enjoyed studying family ancestry. A man of few words, when he spoke, it was with a twinkle in his eye and his comment was always funny, wise or about his beloved family or dogs. Losing his father at age 9 moved him into the role as man of the family. His love, dedication and respect for others was grown from the deep love of the women in his life who raised him. In later years, as a father, he instilled that unconditional love and fierce loyalty into his own family. He was never afraid to show his affection and always hugged and kissed his loved ones. Jim met Linda at Jefferson Davis High School but didn't realize the importance of that friendship until college. He played football for The University of Texas and graduated from University of Houston. Linda and Jim married in 1964, and he worked as an exceptional and sought-after draftsman, with extensive experience in off-shore rigs and mud systems, until he retired. Jim loved being the President of the Klein High School Booster Club and working concessions for 4 years while his kids were in high school. He was known for being able to fix or build anything while wearing his favorite overalls and "Big Jim wear" and teaching these skills to his children and others. He had a relentless work ethic and instilled that into his children with the attitude, "If it's 'broke' fix it; if you need it, build it." In order to get closer to the grandchildren, Jim retired and they moved to Austin 3 years ago into their beautiful dream home in the Hill Country that he was so proud of. Pops took great pride in watching his grandchildren play sports and perform by attending every event, especially Lacrosse, Dance Team and Choir and was a regular at their high school football games, even without a grandchild on the team. Jim adored his dogs, most recently labs Lucy and Cody. He loved taking them on walks, watching them run and throwing them decoy birds. As Linda describes him, "Daddy was a great protector and provider for all those around him and could always remedy any situation." Jim's philosophy was "Don't give up. Don't give out. Not by words but by actions." Jim's Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 13th at 2pm at Austin Ridge Bible Church, 9300 Bee Cave Road, in Building D, Austin, Texas 78733. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim may be made to Bandina Christian Youth Camp, PO Box 3383, Alice, Texas, 78333.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 11, 2018
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