Guy T. Ventura
Guy Thomas Ventura, age 86, passed away October 15, 2021, at McKay Dee Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born February 4, 1935, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, son of Thomas and Mary Ventura. He was reared and educated in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He graduated from Victory High School and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri.
A Vietnam Veteran, he served over 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was awarded numerous decorations including two Meritorious Service Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, Army and Air Force Good Conduct medals, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Medal and Outstanding Airman of The Year Ribbon. During his 30-year career, he served in Aircraft Maintenance, Air Force Recruiting and Commandant of the NCO Leadership School.
His last duty station was at Hill AFB where he served as Commandant of the NCO Leadership School. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. After his retirement from the USAF, he worked in Base Plans for 10 years as a War Planner for the 2849th Air Base Group. He was seemingly a tough task master but to his friends he was affectionately known as “Guido the Chief”.
Guy wanted to leave this message. “To those I may have wronged, I ask forgiveness, to those I may have helped, I wish I did more, to those I neglected to help I ask for understanding, to those who helped me, I sincerely thank you so much.”
He was a loving and dedicated husband and father. He believed in God, Country, Duty, Honor, Loyalty, Integrity and he instilled those same values in his children. He was also a selfless person who would stop whatever he was doing to help anyone who needed him.
He enjoyed playing racquetball with his friends, restoring and working on old trucks and cars, playing his guitar and singing, but most of all spending time with his family and adored grandchildren.
Surviving is his wife, Koola, Daughters Angela (Justin) and Katina, sister Angie Ippolito (Daniel) grandchildren, Nicholas, Madison and Demitri and step grandchildren Kaje, Kory, Kacee, and Madii Irvine.
He was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother John.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 674 42nd Street, Ogden, Utah. Friends may visit with family Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.
Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park where Military Honors will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Guy’s name.