Vincent Carmelo Guidace
Vincent Carmelo Guidace
  • April 22, 1932 - August 27, 2017
  • Chapin, South Carolina

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CHAPIN - Vincent Carmelo Guidace, age 85, died at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 27, 2017. He was the son of the late Frank and Maria Caterina Galluzzo Guidace. He was born on April 22, 1932 in San Giovanni di Gerace, Reggio Calabria, Italy, and immigrated to Meriden, CT in 1937. He graduated from Meriden High School, class of 1950, where he was the recipient of the Francis T. Maloney Scholarship. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University in Baltimore, a Masters of Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University, and attended Georgetown Law School. He held real estate licenses for the states of Tennessee and Virginia.

He retired from the Federal Government in 1996 after 34 years of service: He worked as Directorate Manager with the Air Force at the Pentagon, Assistant Manager for Energy Research with the DOE at Oak Ridge, TN, and Director of the Navy Computer Center at the Naval Weapons Station, Indian Head, MD. He also worked at the White House during President Carter’s Administration. During his career, he served on various government Task Groups and Committees, and received numerous Commendations and Awards for his outstanding achievements. He also received the Air Force Civilian Meritorious Achievement Medal for his significant contributions to the Air Force mission. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Association for Computing Machinery, Federal Managers Association, American Society for Information Science and Technology, and Treasurer of the OceanWalk Condominium Association.

He enjoyed spending vacations with his family at the beach in Ocean City, MD, and at Lake Murray in Lexington, SC.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Helen Phyllis (Tanzi) Guidace; two daughters, Donna (Guidace) Pitts and husband, Dr. Thomas H. Pitts; Kristen M. Guidace and her friend Catherine L. Hekimian; his brother, Francis Guidace and wife, Nam; and many nieces and nephews. Two sisters predeceased him, Maria R. (Insalaco) Grant and Laura (Guidace) McElroy.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Altoona, PA.