David R. Guild

August 6, 1949September 2, 2013

David Guild, 64, of Beachwood, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at home. He was born on August 6, 1949 in Ionia, Michigan to Hurley and Betty Guild. David attended Allegan High School in Allegan, MI and in 1969 joined the U.S. Navy (Seabees). David was a longtime resident of Beachwood. He retired from the Naval Air Station Fire Department in Lakehurst in March of 2003 and later worked for Toms River Schools as a bus aide. He was a life member of the Beachwood First Aid Squad; a parishioner of St. Barnabas Church in Bayville; a Fourth Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 4969 in Toms River and Council 8603 in Bayville.

He was predeceased by his parents Hurley and Betty Guild, Father-in-law Albert L. Kessler Jr., two brother-in-laws Albert L. Kessler III, Thomas Heaney Jr. and his niece Victoria Campbell. Surviving are his beloved wife Joanne (Kessler) Guild; sons David Jr. and John, both of Beachwood; his sisters Judy Nash of Belmont MI, Sherry Honemann and Sandy Guild Forbes both of Allegan MI; and many caring and loving extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 8, 2013 at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, Sept 9th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Rd., Bayville, NJ. Burial will follow at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown. Since the Military Cemetery does not accept flowers, the family has requested to please send donations to Joanne Guild in care of Anderson and Campbell, 703 Main St. Toms River, NJ 08753. Condolences may be made by visiting



  • Funeral Service Monday, September 9, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2013


  • Burial to follow at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery

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Pat H. Guild L.

September 10, 2013

Was shocked to hear of Dave's passing. My prayers go out to all of the family.

Denise & Family of Cassidy PTO

September 7, 2013

Joanne & Family - We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers at this very difficult time.

Allison Shaffer

September 6, 2013

Joanne and family, we will all miss him dearly. I remember always being so excited to see my Uncle David. He was a caring, loving and great man. I'm so sorry for you loss. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. Love. Ali

maureen levier

September 6, 2013

He was my grandsons bus aide 18 months ago and he worked with my husband in transportation. So sorry to hear of his passing. I always saw a kind, compassionate person.

Pati Zielinski

September 6, 2013

Joanne and family, our heartfelt condolences go out to you all. May you find comfort in your time of sorrow. Love you Joanne, much love and respect to you all.

Tom Cohen

September 6, 2013

To the family words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss Dave was a friend and a good fire brother

September 6, 2013

Joanne & boys,
Thoughts and prayers are going out to all of you. Love Aunt Judy

Natalie Baranowski

September 6, 2013

Joanne and family, all my prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Henry Applegate

September 5, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother Dave.