Robert Guarino Obituary, Death – Robert P. Guarino, 83, of Joplin, Missouri, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. He had been battling a short-term sickness before he passed away. Harry Guarino and Lillian’s family welcomed him into the world on November 14, 1939, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in the United States (Ludwig).
Robert resigned from his post as manager of Roper’s body shop and took early retirement. He spent a large period of time serving as a deacon at the Villa Heights Christian Church, where he was a very active member. For the course of his employment with both organizations, Robert served as a chaplain for Hospice Compassus and the CPMM prison ministry. He belonged to both the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 204-0 and the AF & AM Lodge 247 Neosho.
He was also a part of the mounted patrol for the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and had previously served in the military. They just celebrated their diamond wedding’s 60th anniversary. They exchanged vows with one another in Neosho, Missouri, on December 7th, 1962. In the end, he wed Anna May White.
Bob is survived by his wife, a son named Robert Guarino and his wife Jane, a daughter named Roberta Jessip and her husband Mason, three sisters named Joyce Hunter, Vickie Randis, and Joann Pry, four granddaughters, nine great-grandkids, and a large number of additional family members and friends. Jane and Robert Guarino, Bob’s son, are wed. Roberta and Mason Jessip are Bob’s daughters.
His five siblings, who all died before him, including his mother and father, three brothers, and two sisters. On March 30, 2023, at 10:00 am, Villa Heights Christian Church will host the funeral ceremony, with Pastor Steve Bycroft officiating. There will be a burial at Burkhart Cemetery after the traditional funeral rites. On Wednesday between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00, family members will be present at Mason-Woodard Mortuary to welcome guests. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Villa Heights Christian Church, which will be taken care of by the mortuary.