In Loving Memory of James "Jimmy" David Guzzi
James "Jimmy" David GuzziRoaring Brook Township, PA July 8, 1930 ~ September 5, 2018 Date of Service: September 8, 2018
James "Jimmy" David Guzzi, 88, of Roaring Brook Twp., a former resident of Minooka Avenue, Moosic, died Wednesday at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. He and his wife, the former Carole Scott, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 12.
The youngest son of the late Joseph and Rose Scavo Guzzi, he was born and raised in Old Forge. Jimmy was a 1948 graduate of Old Forge High School, where he excelled in basketball. He attended Fairfield University in Connecticut and Temple University in Philadelphia.
He served his country as a sergeant in the United States Army in Korea during the Korean Warin a heavy tank company with the 65th Infantry Regiment and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge and several other decorations.
Following the war, he returned home to assist in running the family business, J. Guzzi Electric, Old Forge.
Thereafter he was employed by the Graybar Co., a well-respected electrical supply distributor in Philadelphia.
Subsequent to this employment, he worked as an account executive for Friedman Electric, Exeter. He was then appointed general manager of Bell Electric Co., Scranton, and retired in 1993.
Jimmy enjoyed current events especially with political themes and was avid follower of the stock market.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, had enjoyed bowling, was a member of the American Legion and a supporter of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the supportive staff at Gino J. Merli Veterans Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
Also surviving are three daughters, Cheryl Guzzi Daube, Shavertown; Nancy Guzzi, Lemoyne; and Gail Guzzi Brady and husband, Joseph, Vienna, Va.; grandchildren, Matthew James Daube, Scott Anthony Daube, James David Brady and Jenna Leigh Brady; a sister, Ursula Tagliaterra, Old Forge; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by an infant son, John Guzzi; brothers, Louis Guzzi and Joseph Guzzi; and a sister, Marion Salerno.
The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by the Rev. Rebecca Barnes, priest-in-charge of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton. Entombment will follow the services in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Family and friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.