Mr. Guy William Brittingham
March 2, 1934 – November 25, 2019
William (Guy) Brittingham, son of the late Leslie and Alice Brittingham was born on March 2, 1934, in White Stone, Virginia.
Guy received his formal education from the public school of Lancaster County, Virginia. Guy received his calling and was ordained as a minister of God’s word at the young age of fourteen. Guy went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Union University.
Guy would later join the United States Army, and served his tour in the country of Germany. It is here where met the love of his life, Irma Guts in 1958 and the two would pledge their union of holy matrimony in 1959. Guy would return to the United State with his wife Irma by his side. Guy and Irma would settle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Guy would become an entrepreneur, providing cleaning services for residential and commercial clientele. Guy would work in his business until his illness. Guy and Irma attended First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. William (Guy) Brittingham was affectionately known as Uncle Billy by many family and friends
Preceding Guy in the call to receive their heavenly reward were his wife of fifty eight years Irma (July 3, 2017) and his sister Laura B. Washington (July 11, 2005). Cherishing Guy’s precious memories are his sisters, Joan B. Ball of Kilmarnock, Virginia; Catherine Hayes of the Lancaster Convalescent Home, Kilmarnock, Virginia; one brother, John H. Brittingham of White Stone, Virginia. Host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at the Lamb Funeral Home, 101 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. His funeral service will be held at 1 PM. Guy's interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery,
- Alice Brittingham, Mother
- Leslie Brittingham, Father
- Irma Guts Brittingham, Wife
- Laura B. Washington, Sister
- Joan B. Ball, Sister
- Catherine Hayes, Sister
- John H. Brittingham, Brother
- Guy is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.
- Visitation (Calling Hour) Friday, December 6, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, December 6, 2019
- Burial Friday, December 6, 2019
Mr. Guy William Brittingham
December 6, 2019
To the Family of Guy Brittingham:
I am one of Mr. Brittingham's longtime neighbors. I've been living on Avalon Street for 51 years. For many years I've walked my various dogs past his house and stopped to chat with him when possible. I can remember in the earlier days how beautiful his lawn was. I always told him it was like a picture in a lawn seed ad. He worked hard to keep it that way for many years.
I know that in years gone by he and my husband, a plumber, talked about their various business woes. I was very pleased that Mr. Brittingham was able to attend "Shep's" Funeral Service a few months ago and so sorry I am unable to attend his today. Please take comfort in knowing that Mr. Brittingham was well liked and highly respected in the community.
Lately I would see Mr. Brittingham sometimes when I walked my dog by his house as he picked up his paper from the sidewalk and we would exchange pleasantries. He will certainly be missed by all of us "old timers" on Avalon Street.
December 5, 2019
Guy was a truly unique and interesting person and wonderful neighbor. He will be missed by many people including my family who felt a special bond with him.
Rest in peace and God Bless.
Nick and Terry Vaccarino and Family.