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MATTHEW JOSEPH GUGLIELMI

Matthew Joseph Guglielmi, 70, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Janice Kay Taylor Guglielmi, died Sunday morning, August 4, 2019, in Savannah with his wife by his side. After being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2008, Matthew pressed in to his faith and had a positive response.  He loved life, accepted the challenges and lived it to the fullest. He was a loving husband who was devoted to all his family and friends.

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Kathryn Polisano Guglielmi and the late Joseph John Guglielmi. Matthew was an active member and volunteered at Compassion Christian Church East Campus. He was a United States Army veteran. Matthew was a member and past board member of Coastal Georgia Walk to Emmaus. He loved people and never met a stranger.

Matthew grew up working in a family bakery and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America.  He went on to have several careers throughout his lifetime, though his favorite always revolved around the food industry.  He also enjoyed being in sales and previously worked at Fuller Oldsmobile. He later opened up and ran two businesses of his own. Matthew loved boating, fishing and hunting.  Mostly, he just enjoyed the great outdoors and the beauty of nature.  He loved to travel and especially enjoyed Alaska cruises.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Tilmon Joseph Taylor.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Janice Kay Taylor Guglielmi of Savannah; his mother-in-law, Verna “Suggie” Taylor of Savannah; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Timothy Ray Taylor and his wife, Suzanne, of Savannah; one niece, Christina Marie Taylor; two nephews, Jackson Ray Taylor and Joseph William Taylor; a great-nephew, Liam Taylor-Williams, and his extended family and friends.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Joe Christian, Dr. Mary Cady, Dr. George Negrea, The Mayo Clinic, Savannah Hospice and all the other health care professionals who were part of the team during his treatment period.  We are thankful for our friends who provided ongoing love, care and support.  We thank God for his gift of Matthew to us.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Tuesday at Compassion Christian Church East Campus – 9150 Old Montgomery Road, Savannah.

The funeral service will be held at 7 o’clock Tuesday evening at Compassion Christian Church East Campus – 9150 Old Montgomery Road, Savannah, conducted by the Reverend Drew Humphreys. Interment, with military honors, will be at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning in Yawn Cemetery at Hazlehurst.

Remembrances: Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190.

Online Condolences

  1. Mike and Betty Hulse says:

    Janice, Mike and I are so sorry to hear about your husband tonight. If If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. Our prayers are with you and his family. Love, Betty and Mike

  2. Andrea Jenkins Williams says:

    To Janice…..I am so sorry to hear of your loss. And I hope that God gives you and your family the strength to endure this trying time. Much love from your ex- neighbor (Louisiana ave.)and classmate. If there is anything that you need, don’t hesitate to contact me. Again, my heartfelt condolences.

  3. Kevin and Gail Russom says:

    Janice, We are so sorry to hear of Matthew’s passing…but we know He is with Jesus and pray that that is a comfort to you. He was such an awesome man who fought his battle everyday with such a good attitude, always reflecting Jesus to others. We are praying for you and your family during this time of loss, praying you will feel His peace and calm, and that He carry you through Janice.

    “Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone.” Psalm 33:22

    Love you,
    Gail & Kevin

  4. Michael Flynn says:

    fluffy I was so grateful I got to see Matthew and you on Saturday…We rehashed some of the good times we had in years past .You are in our prayers.

  5. Doug & Jerri Jenkins says:

    Janice our hearts break for you and the pain and sorrow is deep. Please know we are praying for peace for you. Matthew was such a special guy. He was such fun on our cruises and our last trip to Savannah he kept us in stitches all day as he served as our tour guide. We are remembering him with joy and know there is coming a day we will all be together again.

  6. Peggy Bel says:

    Janice, you and Matthew made a huge difference in my life which I will always appreciate. Thanks to you both for your love of animals.

  7. Harvey and Doris Wages says:

    Janice and Suggie, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in the knowledge that as part of the body of Christ we will all be reunited in Heaven one day.
    In Christ alone,
    Harvey and Doris Wages

  8. Katrina McGowan (formerly Laygo) and children says:

    Janice-
    My heart just aches for you and your family.
    I just found out about Matthew and wanted you to know we just loved him.
    He was wonderful to me and my kids all those years… you two are truly a blessing to my family.
    We miss having you next door.
    Janice… if you need an ear just call.
    Love to you, your parents, and the rest of the family.

  9. david epstein says:

    So sorry to hear of Matthews passing.
    I enjoyed every minute of his conversation and knowledge when he visited me at my shops.
    G-d Bless
    David Epstein

  10. David, Diane Menicucci and Family says:

    Our Families are so sad to hear of the passing of Matt. Our Sincere condolences go out to you and your family at this time! God Bless all

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