Times West Virginian
Joseph Paul “JP” Guido II, 61, of Fairmont, passed away Wednesday (April 16, 2014) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a short battle with lung cancer.
JP was born Oct. 7, 1952, son of Therése Patricia “Pat” Oles Guido and the late Dr. Joseph Paul Guido.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Elizabeth “Bunny” Leggett Guido; his son, Craig Harrison Guido and daughter-in-law Allison Quinn Guido, and his grandsons, Giovanni Quinn and Miles Benjamin Guido, all of Hanson, Mass.; and his beloved pet, Paisley.
He is also survived by his siblings, Dr. Bruce P. Guido of Ashtabula, Ohio, Gregory L. Guido of Eglon, Patricia L. Sell and Mark of Bluefield, Va., John M. Guido and Katherine of Hurricane, Mimi Jane Leggett of Fairmont, Keith Leggett and Jeannine of Fairmont, and Rick Leggett and Marilyn of Niceville, Fla.; and his nieces and nephews, Frank Sell, Tess (Blake) Jeans, Christin Sell, Sophie (Ben) Bishop, Laura Guido, Bruce Guido, John Michael Guido, Christopher Guido, Scott Leggett and Josilyn Guido.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Joseph Paul Guido; and his in-laws, William Randall Leggett and Betty Ann Bickers Leggett.
JP went to grade school at St. Peter’s Catholic School and graduated from Fairmont Senior High in 1970. He attended Fairmont State College, majoring in history.
JP worked for FirstEnergy/ Monongalia Power for more than 30 years, starting at Rivesville Power Station and finishing his career at Harrison Power Station. He loved golfing, baseball and West Virginia University football. He was an avid homebrewer, a member of the National Homebrewers Association. He was a devoted father and grandfather, and was happiest spending time with family.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Marion County Relay for Life A.B.E. Lincoln Together For a Cure team. Please go to www.jpstrong .org to make a donation.
The family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday. A vigil service will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday. A committal service will follow at Bridgeport Cemetery in Bridgeport.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.