Ronald John Guidici was born December 5, 1936 in Oakland, California and died in the loving embrace of his family on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Our Father has called Ron to heaven and he now smiles in God's presence. His parents, John Woodrow Guidici and Rose Mack, and one of his children, Ronald Grayson Guidici, preceded him in death. Ron was a longtime resident of Lewisville, Texas.
Ron is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Deanna, and his loving children: Guy Ronald Guidici and his wife Cynthia of Georgetown, Texas, and Laura Guidici Bondurant of Highland Village, Texas. His three grandchildren were his pride and joy: Rowan Guidici of Georgetown, Grayson Bondurant of Highland Village, and Aidan Guidici of Georgetown.
Ron bravely served our great country in the Army for 20 years. He enlisted at the age of 17 and retired as a Major. His advancement through the ranks provided him with a unique insight, which was highly respected during his command. He received the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross w/Palm; Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); Good Conduct Medal (3 Awards); National Defense Service Medal w/OLC; Army Commendation Medal; Air Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea); Joint Services Commendation Medal; RVN Campaign Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; and the Bronze Star Medal during his service. When Ron retired from the Army, he taught and mentored students in vocational education for a brief period. He then worked for Rockwell International Communications and retired after a successful career.
With retirement he returned to his passion of mentoring adults and students by volunteering with the Boy Scouts and the Marcus Orchestra. He was a founding adult leader of Lantana Boy Scout Troup 99. He was a regular on Troop campouts and the Orchestra's local field trips and spring trips always out of a loving concern to protect and support our kids.
He was a guiding light, a best friend, a loving husband, father, and grandpa, and will be missed by all.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Chapel of Dalton and Son Funeral Home in Lewisville. Graveside service will be on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11:30 at DFW National Cemetery. To sign an online register or convey condolences, please visit www.daltonandson.com .