Guy Messina, 76, of Metuchen, died on Friday, August 30, 2019.
He was born in Johnstown, PA, & graduated from Johnstown HS in 1961. He then joined the Army & was stationed in France for 4 years and proudly served the country in Vietnam as a Staff Sergeant, with an honorable discharge from the army in 1967. Once returning to Johnstown, PA he worked at Bethlehem Steel followed by General Motors in Linden as a Chairman/President of UAW Local 595 for 45 years. He attended Rutgers, & has resided in Metuchen since 1994. He attended VFW meetings and was in various clubs in PA. His greatest passion was his dedication to those in need and devotion to helping others. He loved to travel, antiques, visit his PA house, classical music, good wine, cars, but most of all to spend time with family & corresponding with his nephews son, Ben Messina.
He is predeceased by his parents, Philip & Angeline; a sister, Mary Messina; & a sister- in-law, Lorraine V. Bezy.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Teresa; a son, Gino Messina & wife Anita of Louisville, KY; step-daughter, Sylvia Stachowicz of Metuchen; 4 grandchildren, Cherisse Messina, Ariel DiPalma, Niko Messina, & Antonio Messina; great- grandchildren; 5 brothers, Joseph & wife Donna of Johnstown, PA, David & wife Barbara of Pittsburgh, PA, Christopher & wife Joan of Raleigh, NC, Michael of Johnstown, PA, & Ronnie & wife Dina of Virginia; & nieces and nephews, Jennifer Erdely, John Messina, Rick Messina, Angela Messina, Candice Messina Brett, Christopher Messina Jr., Matthew Messina, & Jonathan Messina.
A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 9:45 am from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home. 568 Middlesex Ave (Rt.27), Metuchen, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 am at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Metuchen. Cremation will be private.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 OR American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave Ste. 550, Chicago, IL 60631.