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Funeraria del Angel Tucson

7 East University Blvd, Tucson, AZ

OBITUARY

Carlos R. GUZMAN

August 5, 1953January 2, 2020

Carlos R. Guzmán August 5, 1953-January 2, 2020

Carlos passed away surrounded by loved ones. He was a native Tucsonan and a Tucson High School and University of Arizona graduate. He married the love of his life, Patricia Borboa Guzmán, in 1974. He was predeceased by his parents, Pete and Vickie Guzmán. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three children, Carlos Guzmán, Ricardo Guzmán, and Maricela Guzmán Leal (Luis); and five grandchildren, Luis Leal, Nicholas Leal, Aaron Leal, Diego Guzmán and Alexia Guzmán. Carlos is also survived by his four siblings, Ricardo Guzmán (Christie), Jaime Guzmán (Dianna), Elsa MacKenzie (Mike), and Victor Guzmán; and many nephews and nieces. Carlos was a devoted husband, Dad, Tata, brother, and friend. Carlos was raised to have a strong work ethic and began working when he was a child at his father's grocery store, Guzmán Grocery, and delivered newspapers for the Arizona Daily Star. After college his career path led him to teach at Cholla High School and coach their baseball team. After teaching he worked for Equitable, Tucson Job Corp, and Pima County Parks and Recreation. He retired from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department in 2012 after 25 years of dedication. He had a loving, funny, outgoing, and caring personality. He enjoyed retirement with his wife, helping to care for his grandchildren, and spending time with family and friends. He always looked forward to his family's annual White Mountain trips and grilling at family barbecues. He also loved golfing, reading, music, and tending to his beautiful yard. To know Carlos was to love him and he will be missed more than words can say. A rosary will be recited at Most Holy Trinity Parish, 1300 N. Greasewood Rd., on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30am and a Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00am.

Services

1 February

Rosary

9:30 am

1 February

Funeral Mass at Most Holy Trinity Parish

10:00 am

Memories

Carlos R. GUZMAN

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Will Kreamer

January 20, 2020

News of Carlos's passing was a hammer blow to my heart. Carlos was a man of integrity who lived life with a joyful heart. He was one of the 1971 Tucson High "brothers" and his memory will always make me smile. Prayers to Pat and the family.

Patrick J. Betancourt

January 18, 2020

Best coach and father figure to us all... He will be greatly missed..

Mercy Gomez. Morado

January 18, 2020

My most sincere condolences to. Pat Guzman and the children
It was just a few weeks ago I saw both of you. Carlos was always very pleasant
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers
Peace and love always. Mercy Gomez Morado

Margie Guerra(Vasquez)

January 17, 2020

Dear cousin Carlos, when my brothers and I were little we went to visit my Ninos Vickie and Pete and cousins every year. We always had a great time visiting and playing with our cousins. Carlos, you will truly be missed. We attended your wedding and the wedding of all your brothers. May you Rest In Peace, along with my Ninos❤️. Condolences to Pat, the kids, Ricky, Jaime, Victor and Elsa. You are all in our prayers and in our hearts. We love you.

ABBY CADY

January 17, 2020

PAT, MARICELA, CARLOS AND RICARDO AND FAMILY..I AM WITHOUT WORDS ON THE LOSS OF YOUR HUSBAND/FATHER. HE WAS ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS FOR OVER 50 YEARS..HE WAS THE BEST CATCHER I HAD IN HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND. CARLOS, WAS ALWAYS IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE GAME AND ALWAYS TOLD ME WHAT THROW. EVEN WHEN WE WERE BRUSHING A PLAYER OFF THE PLATE. MANY GREAT TIMES TOGETHER AND I NEVER HAD TO KEEP MY GOLF SCORE, BECAUSE YOUR DAD WOULD TELL ME WHAT I HAD. HE HATED FOR ME TO GET THE UPPER HAND IN GOLF AND WAS A GREAT COMPETITOR. MAY HE REST IN PEACE UNTIL ME MEET AGAIN. LOVE YOU MY BROTHER..

Desirey Vidal

January 17, 2020

Pat, Carlitos, Maricela and Ricardo, we are so very sorry about the loss of your husband/and dad! He was such a loving and caring person from all the years I’ve known him. You all are in our prayers and may god be with you through this hard time! God bless you all!

Love,
The Vidal family

Desirey Vidal

January 17, 2020

Pat, Carlitos and Maricela, we are so very sorry about the loss of your husband/and dad! He was such a loving and caring person from all the years I’ve known him. You all are in our prayers and may god be with you through this hard time! God bless you all!

Love,
The Vidal family

Jaime Guzman

January 16, 2020

Carlos was my brother, He was 20 months older than me. I have literally known Carlos my whole life. When God made brothers, he blessed me with one of the best human beings in the world. We have so many great memories together, There was never a dull moment when we were together. I love my brother Carlos and always will. I will miss him deeply. He taught me a lot in life, and for that, I am thankful. I had anticipated we would grow up to be viejitos, but God had other plans for him and us. All of our future family events, Carlos will be missed immensely, but I know you will always be with me. Thank you for being Carlos. Vaya con Dios, as our mom used to say all the time to us. Please send prayers to our family, we still need them.

Charlie Riesgo

January 16, 2020

I know of no one that did not think the world of Carlos. A class act from day one. He is going to be dearly missed by many, and his friendships will never be forgotten. May god bless the family.

Susie Riesgo-Balog

January 16, 2020

Pat and family,
I wish I had great words of wisdom to heal your hearts. Life isn't fair to take someone so young. Carlos was such an amazing sweet loving man. So kind hearted. Tish and I have great memories of Carlos and have been reminiscing so much lately. I pray that your wonderful memories help to heal your hearts. My heart and prayers to all of you.
Sincerely,
Susie Riesgo-Balog

FROM THE FAMILY