Richard D. Guarnera Sr.

May 13, 1937November 14, 2018

Richard D. Guarnera Sr., age 81 of Chardon, Ohio, current resident of Lakewood Ranch, Florida entered into heaven on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. He was born in Cleveland Ohio and raised his family in the Chesterland community. Rich was a member of the U.S Navy and he also was a Forth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He is remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend to many and a child of God. His interests included, playing golf, helping others, and spending time with his family. He was a self-motivated entrepreneur of many successful businesses which involved his three sons. Survivors include, his beloved wife of 61 years, Bernice (nee Bucalo), sons Rick (fiancée Annette Violante), Mark (Bonnie Humbert), and David (Theresa Terry), grandchildren, Richard III, Anthony, Mark Jr, Lindsey, Justin, great grandchildren, Jordan and Nevaeh. He was preceded in death by his grandson Brandon (January 13, 2017).


  • Bernice (nee Bucalo) Guarnera, Wife
  • Rick (Fianc'ee Annette Violante) Guarnera, Son
  • Mark (Bonnie Humbert) Guarnera, Son
  • David (Theresa Terry) Guarnera, Son
  • Richard III ., Grandson
  • Anthony ., Grandson
  • Mark Jr. ., Grandson
  • Lindsey ., Granddaughter
  • Justin ., Grandson
  • Brandon (deceased) ., Grandson
  • Jordan ., Great Grandchild
  • Nevaeh ., Great Grandchild

  • In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's name can be made Tidewell Hospice.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019

Richard D. Guarnera Sr.

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James Kelly

January 29, 2019

I have fond memories of Mr Guarnera. A very decent man from my experience. I helped him with his carpet cleaning business shortly after I graduated from West Geauga and before leaving for college in Texas. He was kind and patient in teaching me his business. Growing up in Chesterland did not offer many good role models. I witnessed far more bad than good from the adults so I valued very much Mr Guarnera's decency and never forgot him.