Patricia Ann Guzzi, age 84, of Wilmington, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at the Miami Valley Hospital, surrounded by family.
She was born January 18, 1936, and was raised in New Antioch and Wilmington, daughter of the late Paul Frederick Camp and Mabel Louise (Blain) (Mitchell) Camp. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School and later earned an Associate Degree in accounting.
Pat met her beloved husband Louis Gene Guzzi on a blind date. He was running late, but her friend Sandra Wiget encouraged Pat to patiently give him five more minutes. They were married three months later on September 18, 1954. Their earthly love story lasted sixty-six years and was filled with faith, love, family, laughter, and so many friends.
Pat’s intertwined faith and love of music was an important part of her life. She was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church and served as coordinator of music and organist for 34 years. She also was a past member of the Finance and Worship Commissions and volunteered in so many other Church ministries.
As her older children began to leave the nest, She began her professional career. Pat worked at Ferno-Washington for 28 years, retiring as Controller. She also served as Accountant for the Bourgraf Family Foundation. She was a past member of the Young Mother’s Club, past member and President of the Wilmington Music Club; an alumna of Leadership Clinton; a past board member of Orion, Inc., and prompted by her own love of reading was an instructor for the Adult Literacy Program.
Pat made sure each and every birthday was a grand celebration, and each Christmas was affectionately known as Mrs. Santa Claus by her children and grandchildren. She demonstrated her love through each meticulously wrapped gift adorned with a handmade bow, or a carefully chosen Hallmark card that always arrived on time, and by the phone call that always followed.
In addition to her husband Gene, she is survived by children, Mary (Bill) Dieble of Springboro, Perry Gene Guzzi of Union City, NJ, Catherine (Charles) Mires of Raleigh, NC, Angela Guzzi of Fairfax, VA, Lisa Jenkins of Washington C.H., Paula (Dan) Walker of Jamestown, Patricia (David) Sollars of Topeka, KS and Brian Anthony Guzzi of Hermitage, TN. Also surviving is a brother, Frederick Lee (Debbie) Camp of Grove City, three sisters, Constance (Larry) Millard of Sarasota, FL, Paulette (Richard) Carter, and Jacqueline (Gary) Hampton both of Wilmington.
Also left to mourn her passing are her 14 grandchildren, Phillip (Tracy) Dieble, Carrie (Scott) Bembry, Ross Mires, Nina Mires, Nicholas Mires, Tommy (Betsy) Jenkins, Joseph Jenkins, Rachela Jenkins, Laura Long, Gina Bath, Lindsay (Colin) Carraway, Juliana (Garrett) Mazachek, Zeppe Guzzi and Lanie Guzzi; her great-grandchildren, Austin & Peyton Dieble, Benjamin Lake, Cooper & Carter Dieble, Isabelle Mires, Leo & Lola Jenkins, Emrick & Isabelle Jenkins, Carson & Crew Long, Berklee & Preston Apple, Thomas, Avery, Vincent, & Emily Carraway, Adelaide & Elia Mazachek; step-grandchildren, Josh (Kylie) Walker, Joe (Mandi) Walker; sisters-in-law, Shirley Camp of Wilmington, Mary (Dick) Louk of Cleveland, Brenda (Grant) Moore of Grafton, WV, Shirley Guzzi of Bridgeport, WV, Betty Guzzi of Wilmington; brother-in-law, Jim Guzzi of Painesville; step-brother, Dick (Phyllis) Mitchell; step-sisters, Ruth Ann (John) Halderman, and Janet Whitacre.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Robert Camp, sister, Lora Jo Camp, step-father, William Mitchell, parents-in-law, Joseph & Rachele Guzzi, brothers-in-law, Dominic Guzzi, Joseph Guzzi, Charles Rogucki, Carl Guzzi, sisters-in-law, Anna Rogucki, Dorothy Guzzi, and step-brothers, Jim Mitchell and Jay Mitchell, and her cherished daughter-in-law Linna Ann Guzzi.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Wilmington, Monday, August 31, 2020, at 11:00 am with Rev. Michael Holloran and Rev. Terry Mehan officiating. Interment will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio.
Friends will be received at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Wilmington, Sunday, August 30, 2020, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Clinic