Passing of Tribal Elder Gilbert (Poyito) Joseph Guzman, Sr.

February 18, 2011 / Comments (0)

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Gilbert (Poyito) Joseph Guzman, Sr., age 72, proud member of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, and served on the Elder’s Council, went home to be with Our Lord and his beautiful wife. Passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, after a short illness at home in Sylmar. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Teresa Guzman, who passed in October 2010. Two Hearts beating as one again.

Gilbert was born and raised in San Fernando is survived by his son, Gilbert Guzman Jr., Daughters, Kathy Ann, Lisa Ann and Deborah Marie, Brothers, Richard Molina and Edward Sierra; Sisters, Angie “Chiquita” Campero and Betty Jean Johnson; 12 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren; Papa loved his children and absolutely adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Gilbert worked hard for many years as a Laborer for Local 300. He had a passion for deep sea fishing. His pass time was hanging out in his “Man Cave” watching his sports “Dodgers” and ‚”Lakers” His daughters are so ever thankful that they were able to share their last dances with their Father on New Years. He danced the night away, as he embraced the Love of his life through every dance by lifting his arms to the heavens above. His every wish was granted to the very last minute, until he took his last breath. Rest in peace our wonderful “Father”, no one can ever replace you. You made us all feel so special and you loved us all unconditionally. We will forever hold that in our hearts. Until we meet again. Love Your Children.

The viewing will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011, 11am at Utter McKinley Funeral home in Mission Hills, CA. Church services at 1pm and burial to follow at 2pm at San Fernando Mission cemetery. The celebration of his life will be at 4pm at The American Legion in San Fernando, CA.

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