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Furlong Ave
Wednesday April 7th, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Visitation

Furlong Ave
Wednesday April 7th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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American Legion Service

Furlong Ave
Wednesday April 7th, 2021
7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Furlong Ave
Thursday April 8th, 2021
10:00am

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George Guzzi

George M. “Red” Guzzi 87 of Allenport passed away on Saturday April 3, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Allenport on September 22, 1933, a son of James S. And Mary Rohaly Guzzi Sr..

Red was retired from the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Allenport plant where he worked as a machinist. He was an all around athlete in high school having been a wrestler, ran track and lettered in football and baseball. Red was a Korean War Army veteran. He did his tour on the USS Minx which is ironically the same ship that his brother James S. Guzzi Jr. who was killed in Korea on Pork Chop Hill June 17, 1953 was brought back on to the United States. The movie “Pork Chop Hill” premiered in 1959 starring Gregory Peck. Red was proud to be a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #801 Roscoe and it’s Honor Guard.  He was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jay’s Golf Club, Allenport Rod & Gun Club and Roscoe United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law; John and Tracy Huff Guzzi of Allenport, a grandson Sean Guzzi of McKeesport, a granddaughter Alayna Guzzi of Allenport and sister-in-law Darlene Guzzi of Stroal Acres. He was preceded by his wife of 60 years Joyce Furnier Guzzi, a grandson Dylan Guzzi, 2 brothers; James S. Guzzi Jr. and John E. Guzzi and a sister Mary Ann Huber.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday April 7, 2021 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe where funeral services will be held on Thursday April 8th at 10:00am with Pastor Brian Carroll presiding. Interment will follow at Belle Vernon Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the US Army Honor Guard and the Roscoe American Legion Post# 801 Honor Guard.

The Roscoe American Legion Post #801 will hold services in the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:00pm.




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So sorry to hear Red passed, He was such a wonderful guy, RIP. Your cousin Cindy

cynthia Schmidt Apr 29 2021 12:00 AM

I played in the Jays Golf League with Red in the 1970's. Such a nice guy and always had a smile on his face and so friendly. My deepest sympathy to family, Jack Shannon ,Cary, North Carolina

Jack Shannon Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

I am related to his late wife, Joyce who was my aunt. I was the ringbearer at their wedding in 1958. I liked Red very much. The last time I saw him and Joyce was at my father's funeral in 2004. My condolences to my cousins John and Tracy.

Raymond P Heslep Apr 8 2021 12:00 AM

I worked in the mill with Red but really got to know him when we went on our golf trips to Myrtle Beach. After having a few beers, he could tell a story like no one else. He talked about his time in Korea in the army. He would always keep everyone laughing with his tales. I'm about 15 years younger than Red but no matter our age we always enjoyed his company. He and about 3 other guys would go to the Tastee Freeze every night to get ice cream while the rest of us would go and have a few beers and wings when we went to Myrtle Beach. I really admired Red and he always had a smile on his face when he saw you and a kind word to say. In my eyes he was a special person who we all enjoyed being around. I'm really going to miss him as I can truly say he was a great friend of mine. Rest in Peace dear friend. I'm saddened by his loss. Dennis Kline

Dennis C Kline Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM

My wife and I rented the house next to Red when we first married. I used to work night shift then come home and golf with Red once or twice a week. Spent many evening talking to the Guzzis on the back porch or chipping golf balls over at the park. They were both super nice people and very helpful to a young couple just starting out. It has been 10 years I bet since I golfed with Red but they were great days. I still have the birdie pin he gave me when I got my first birdie golfing. We even golfed in the snow at Carmichaels golf course because in the winter it used to be $5 for 18 holes! Great guy. We will miss waving when we would see him outside in the yard when we drive thru.

John Bielawski Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM