George “Joe” Guido, Jr., 85, of Lower Burrell, passed away quietly at home on March 17, 2020, out of sheer desperation to get out of the mess this year has become. He was born in August 1934, to the late Gregorio & Elizabeth (Maruca) Guido, in Arnold, PA, ironically becoming a “Junior”, despite his father not having the same name!
He was a 1952 graduate of Arnold High School, and a lifelong resident of the Alle-Kiski Valley. He worked for S&S of Arnold until 1955, when he started at Alcoa in New Kensington as an electrical apprentice. He later left Alcoa & went to Westinghouse in Cheswick - where he worked as a plant inspector, and served proudly as Union Representative for numerous terms - before moving into the field as a quality assurance safety engineer and travelling all over the continental US & into Canada - until retiring in 1994. There is not a nuclear Naval Vessel in the US that he did not have a hand in inspecting.
He loved his work, but he loved his retirement more. He, with his wife, enjoyed cruises, vacationing, and even visited several countries; including Canada, Mexico, Germany, & Venezuela - learning, among other things, how to snorkel & deep sea fish, & touring historic & religious sites - until his health prevented them from further adventures. He was well-known for his handyman abilities & tinkering skills, as well as his big heart, boisterous opinions, & sardonic sense of humor.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: (of 49 yrs + 11 months!) Geraldine (Zaboski) Guido; daughter: Jill Guido; brothers: Anthony, William, & Jesse, & sister: Bessie Hartzell.
Survivors include his children, sons: Michael (Angie) Guido of Knoxville, TN & Brian (LeeAnn) Guido of Lower Burrell; daughter, Lisa Guido, with whom he lived; grandchildren, Tony Nolan of Powell, TN, Beth (Travis) Pennington of Powell, TN; Ekleana Guido of Knoxville, TN; Sarra (bf, Nick) Wiles of New Kensington; Gabriella & Caleb Guido of Lower Burrell; Great-Grandchildren, Emma & Connor Pennington of Powell, TN; brother, John (Constance) Guido of Lower Burrell; he also was honorary “Papa” to numerous “adopted” children, grand, & great-grand children.
Due to the coronavirus quarantine, services for immediate family only are being arranged by Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd., of New Kensington. George will be interred at Greenwood Memorial, next to his wife, in a private burial. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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