Wilfredo de Guzman

Wilfredo Marciano "Willy" de Guzman

1956 - 2020

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Obituary of Wilfredo Marciano de Guzman


Wilfredo Marciano de Guzman, affectionately known as Willy or Papu to family and friends, entered the presence of the Lord on June 14, 2020.
Willy was born on July 7, 1956 in Murphy, Quezon City, Philippines.
In 1973, he graduated from Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo High School, and maintained life long friendships with many of his former batch mates.  He graduated in radiologic technology from Asean College  in Manila in 1981 and moved to New York in 1983.  There, he married the love of his life, Elsa de Guzman, on April 12, 1990. He passed the New York Radiologic Technology Exam in 1996.  He worked as an X-ray Technologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and took much pride in his work there.  He retired in 2018.  During his retirement, he continued to pursue his passions in perfecting his culinary craft and ‘jamming’ on his guitar.  In February of 2020, he began a new business venture and helped open and operate the family’s bakery, Florentina’s. He is remembered by many who love him as an amazing chef who showed his love through his food.  Those delicious  meals were unparalleled. He will also be remembered for his affinity for music, and his infectious grin and friendship that transcended distance and time. His warm nature, hospitable demeanor and his ability to fill any room with laughter and song will be sorely missed. He was a Christian and attended Times  Square Church in New York City for many years before finding a home and becoming a member of The Rock Church. He leaves behind  his wife, Elsa de Guzman and his three children who adore him; Jerrald, Jaelynne and Jazlynn. He is survived by his siblings, Rudolfo, Cecilia and Yolanda, his nieces, Luisa, Darleen, Arlene and his nephew Trond and many cousins and extended family and friends whom he considered his family and loved immensely. In his heavenly home, he will be reunited with his parents, Antonio and Donesia and his sister Alita. 

  Willy leaves behind a legacy of love and selflessness. He was always doing what he could for others, and loved to put a smile on people’s faces and bring them joy.
His family thanks all of those who send their love, well wishes and support during this immensely difficult time and continue to celebrate his life.


A private wake and service will be held at
Sorce Assumma & Shankey Funeral Home on Friday, followed by a private burial at Bricks Church Cemetery on Saturday.