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Celebrating the life of
Tranquil F. deGuzman
April 01, 1924 - August 25, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Funeral Mass
  • 10:00am - Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523

I remember Frank as a special man. Keeping Monica and Children in my prayers. My deepest sympathy's to you. Blessings, Annette

Annette Helmstead, Lake Elsinore, CA

I am so saddened for the loss of such a great man, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. I know he will be missed dearly. I have fond memories of my Uncle Buddy and I know he has joined my Dad in Heaven and we shall all be together one day. Love You Uncle Bud ??

Diane Gavaghen , Brooklyn , NY

Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the DeGuzman family for your loss at this most difficult time “2 Corinthians 1:3,4”

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I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected John 5:28-29. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days. www.jw.org

Guen , ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promise to do away with death forever. We look forward to this wonderful time. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

I am sorry for the loss of "Mister Frank" - your husband and father. He had a wonderful way of carrying himself and was a great example of how to interact with people with a quiet confidence that inspired respect. Kudos to him for a life well lived.

Kevin McDonald, Concord, NC

What a beautifully written obituary. The LaPersonne lived in your previous home before your move to Georgia. We will always have a special place for your fAmily in our hearts.

LaPersonne, Formerly Lincroft, NJ

What a wonderful life he lived and what a wonderful family he raised - God bless you and your family, Al. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy McCliment, Winston Salem , NC

Pam and Bernard, Monica and family, we hope that memories of happy times spent with your Dad will bring you and your families comfort during this difficult time. Sending our love and prayers Loretta and family

Loretta Schicitano Houlis-Ward, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

My sincere condolences to you, Pam, and your entire family! May your memories of him comfort you and bring you peace.

Dede Shebell Chalk, Coppell , TX

Our hearts go out to our dear friend Monica who lost the love of her life last weekend. Tears continue, as do prayers for all the family. Love, Dawn & Dave

Dawn & Dave Lowell, Savannah, GA

Al and family, Tim and I are so very sorry for your loss and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. It’s so hard to lose a loved one, but we have our precious memories of them, a wonderful gift from God! Tim and Lou Cullen

Lou Ann and Tim Cullen, Winston Salem, NC

Forever thoughtful, our Dad didn't want us to have to concern ourselves with anything but caring for our Mom and each other. So after Dad turned 90, he wrote his own obituary. We NEVER would have called our Dad a poor golfer, but to know him was to know his sense of humor. It was quintessential Tranquil!

deGuzmans, ,

My sincere condolences to the family sorry for your loss. During this difficult time please read 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26. That scripture tells us that soon death will be done away with for good.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

Tranquil F. (Frank) deGuzman passed away on August 25th at his home in Savannah, GA. He was born to Marion and Tranquil deGuzman on April 1, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York where he lived until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942. He served with the 43rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Group which landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France on “D plus 11.” The group fought across Europe into Germany and was awarded 4 Battle Stars.

After his military service he worked as a cargo inspector on the New York docks, as a wireman for the New York Transfer Co. and as a Supervisor for a Federal Administrative group that serviced the New York National Guard. He was hired by Merrill Lynch and Co. as a Supervisor and rose to become Executive Vice President of Operations. He retired from Merrill Lynch after 34 years of service and moved to Savannah, GA.

While living in NY and NJ he was an avid salt water fisherman but took up golf and gave up fishing upon his retirement to GA. He was a good fisherman but a poor golfer.
In addition to his wife, Monica, of 64 years, he is survived by his son, Allan (with wife, Susan, and daughters Jennifer and Stephanie); his daughter Monica (with sons JT, Clint and Cole); and his daughter Pamela (with husband, Bernard).

In addition to his mother and father, he was predeceased by his sister, Urbana (and her husband, Robert); his brother Jim (and his wife, Kay); and his brother Bill.
Just like his name, Tranquil never raised his voice and taught us how to quietly earn respect. He epitomized a true gentleman. He was an exemplary husband to his devoted and adoring wife Monica, the best Dad a kid could have and the greatest Papa!

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church.

 

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I remember Frank as a special man. Keeping Monica and Children in my prayers. My deepest sympathy's to you. Blessings, Annette

Annette Helmstead, Lake Elsinore, CA

I am so saddened for the loss of such a great man, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. I know he will be missed dearly. I have fond memories of my Uncle Buddy and I know he has joined my Dad in Heaven and we shall all be together one day. Love You Uncle Bud ??

Diane Gavaghen , Brooklyn , NY

Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the DeGuzman family for your loss at this most difficult time “2 Corinthians 1:3,4”

, ,

I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected John 5:28-29. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days. www.jw.org

Guen , ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promise to do away with death forever. We look forward to this wonderful time. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

Candle tribute lit by Cay Wyatt — Florida

I am sorry for the loss of "Mister Frank" - your husband and father. He had a wonderful way of carrying himself and was a great example of how to interact with people with a quiet confidence that inspired respect. Kudos to him for a life well lived.

Kevin McDonald, Concord, NC

What a beautifully written obituary. The LaPersonne lived in your previous home before your move to Georgia. We will always have a special place for your fAmily in our hearts.

LaPersonne, Formerly Lincroft, NJ

Candle tribute lit by Joyce and Hudson Emerson — North Carolina

What a wonderful life he lived and what a wonderful family he raised - God bless you and your family, Al. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy McCliment, Winston Salem , NC

Candle tribute lit by Kathy McCliment — North Carolina

Pam and Bernard, Monica and family, we hope that memories of happy times spent with your Dad will bring you and your families comfort during this difficult time. Sending our love and prayers Loretta and family

Loretta Schicitano Houlis-Ward, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Candle tribute lit by Maureen REARDON — New York

My sincere condolences to you, Pam, and your entire family! May your memories of him comfort you and bring you peace.

Dede Shebell Chalk, Coppell , TX

Our hearts go out to our dear friend Monica who lost the love of her life last weekend. Tears continue, as do prayers for all the family. Love, Dawn & Dave

Dawn & Dave Lowell, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Betsy Marsted — South Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Lou Cullen — North Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Lou Cullen — North Carolina

Al and family, Tim and I are so very sorry for your loss and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. It’s so hard to lose a loved one, but we have our precious memories of them, a wonderful gift from God! Tim and Lou Cullen

Lou Ann and Tim Cullen, Winston Salem, NC

Candle tribute lit by Kimberly Helmstead Ingels — California

Forever thoughtful, our Dad didn't want us to have to concern ourselves with anything but caring for our Mom and each other. So after Dad turned 90, he wrote his own obituary. We NEVER would have called our Dad a poor golfer, but to know him was to know his sense of humor. It was quintessential Tranquil!

deGuzmans, ,

Candle tribute lit by Andy and Amy McRee — North Carolina

My sincere condolences to the family sorry for your loss. During this difficult time please read 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26. That scripture tells us that soon death will be done away with for good.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Beverly and Alan Sheppard — Georgia


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