David Michael Guttuso

January 20, 1961February 14, 2021
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David Michael Guttuso passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Born on January 20, 1961, in New Orleans, he grew up in Arabi, Louisiana. He attended St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary School, and Holy Cross Middle School. He graduated with honors from Holy Cross High School in 1979. He was a four year varsity letterman for the Holy Cross baseball and football teams (1976-1979). He attended the Louisiana State University where he was a member of the PHI KAPPA PSI fraternity. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1985, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Loescher Guttuso. Together they raised their daughter, Dr. Lindsay Kaye Guttuso Carr (Anthony).

David enjoyed a successful 30-year career as a consultant electrical engineer, designing power systems for the offshore and onshore oil and gas industry, utilities industry, and commercial building industry. Through the years he was employed by Waldemar S. Nelson & Co., W.H. Linder and Associates (Jacobs), Albert Garaudy & Assoc, and Infinity Engineering, just to name a few.

David was a man of the Catholic faith with a devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Holy Rosary. He was a Word War II history enthusiast, and a strong Conservative Republican. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and was dedicated to his family.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Lily Rose Chutz. He is survived by his wife Linda Loescher Guttuso; his daughter, Dr. Lindsay Kaye Guttuso Carr; and his son-in-law Anthony Carr. He is also survived by his father Vincent S. Guttuso, Jr.; three brothers, Vincent S. Guttuso III, Michael G. Guttuso (Rhonda), Darren J. Guttuso; and his sister, Anne M. Martin (Richard).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, February 26th from 11:00AM – 1:00PM, followed by a Memorial Mass in David’s memory beginning at 1:00PM. He will be laid to eternal rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( or 800-272-3900), The Wounded Warrior Project ( or 888-997-2586), or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or 800-873-6983).


  • Memorial Gathering

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021


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Laren Tushim

March 8, 2021

My friend David, wow I don't know where to start. We worked together at several places, where you were always there to remind me and everyone else about the of the PE codes. While we lost touch with each other, still remember the good time we had, particularly at AGA and Nelson. Susan and I offer our condolences to your wife Linda and daughter Lindsay. I still talk about how proud you guys were when Lindsay was accepted to go to Auburn for the Pharmacy program. May you rest in peace my friend, in the loving embrace of our Lord.

mike giglio

February 25, 2021

What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget"

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace, Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." John 11:25,26

I was fortunate to work with David in 2013 on Shell's Olympus
Mars B TLP and also enjoy a Saints game with Linda & David
that year. David was a dedicated and talented engineer who taught me much in a relatively short period in a long career of electrical engineering.

Kim and Mike Giglio, Gretna La.

Marylynne Verges

February 25, 2021

My favorite memory of David was riding the St. Charles Street Car with him. It will stay with me the rest of my life how his face lit up to see all the sights up and down St. Charles Avenue. It was the Best Day. We all Love You my Friend! Rest in Peace!!

Georgia Saucier

February 24, 2021

There are too many memories to share them all but I hold him responsible for “Ace” as he referred to me not taking that Louisiana History test at LSU. He was a good guy and I am blessed to have been a friend to him 💔💔

Eleonore Villarrubia

February 21, 2021

I heard just yesterday of David's passing from Mrs. Diana Riedl. I well remember the playful, but studious David in the HC library where he sat studying and chatting at the "senior table. " I was a fellow faculty member of his dad's. My oldest son, Steven was also a class member of the Centennial Class of '79.
Having lost my own husband (HC, '54) to this terrible disease, I know what the family has suffered.
May you rest in peace, dear David. You are fondly remember by this old librarian.

Eleonore Villarrubia

Sean Martin '92 - Headmaster

February 20, 2021

Dear Linda, Lindsay, Vincent, Michael, Darren, Anne and Vincent Jr.,
The heartfelt sympathy and prayers of the entire Holy Cross Family be with you and your family at this time. May the arms of God that welcomed David into heaven be the same that hold you and your family in comfort at this difficult time. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and may Saint Brother Andre lead his soul into Paradise.

George Dickinson

February 19, 2021

So many great memories with David at St Robert Bellarmine, and Holy Cross... David you truly were a Holy Cross Man! Love you brother!!

Marty Guttuso

February 17, 2021

When I first started Holy Cross my dad took me to a lot of David's games I was so proud to say that he was my cousin, I am still! May you rest in peace..

Perry Bonck

February 17, 2021

So sorry to hear this news. David was a good friend. He epitomized The Holy Cross Man. Always a kind word. Rest peacefully my brother.

Michael and Joyce Hunnicutt

February 17, 2021

You will be sadly and deeply missed my very good friend. We will always remember the good times we shared. Our hearts go out to Linda, Lindsay and Families. Rest in Peace Friend.