Paul Vincent Guglielmo of Hewitt, N.J., passed away unexpectedly on his 61st birthday, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. He died at his favorite place to be - out on his boat on Upper Greenwood Lake.
Paul was born in New York City to Ann (Iannuzzi) Guglielmo and Vincent M. Guglielmo. He graduated from Xavier HS in 1977. He worked in the engineering field for many years after receiving his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.
Later, he went on to receive a Masters Degree in Education at St. Thomas Aquinas College and ultimately an SDA degree at SUNY New Paltz. He went into the field of education first as a science teacher, then Assistant Principal and ultimately a Director of Transportation in the South Orangetown School District, a position he planned on retiring from next year.
Paul married the love of his life, Donna, on Aug. 5, 2017, in the backyard of the home they built on the lake. There, they loved having the house full of family and friends, especially his three amazing children, Jess, Mike and Chris, who he loved more than anything.
Paul’s passion besides being on the lake going water skiing and boating, was only equaled by his guitar. He played in the band, Blue Sky, and loved performing and playing for everyone and was happiest when he had a guitar in his hands.
Anyone who ever met Paul had an immediate friend. He was kind, generous, compassionate, and a true gentleman. His smile lit up a room and every life he touched was made better for it.
Paul is survived by his wife Donna (nee Wenz Cardillo); daughter Jessica Kooker and her husband Zachary of Colorado; twin sons Christopher and his girlfriend Marcy Moran and Michael and his girlfriend Emily Kent, all of Hoboken, N.J.; mother Ann Guglielmo of New York City; and sister Jeanne (Guglielmo) and her husband Peter Dalury of Massachusetts
Paul was predeceased by his father, Vincent in 1973.
Memorial Donations may be made to Somerville School of Rock, attn: Paul Guglielmo Rock Scholarship, 49 Rustic Trail, Flemington, N.J. 08822. This scholarship will allow others to fulfill their love and passion of music as Paul did.
Arrangements were private and made through Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick.
A celebration of Paul’s life will be held over the summer, where his ashes will be scattered over the lake he loved so much.
Online condolences can be posted on www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.