Charles Gerard Guthy, 80, of Sudbury, MA, passed away peacefully, at Care Dimensions Hospice in Lincoln, MA, on Sunday, October 2, 2022, with his beloved wife of 52 years, Patricia Anne (Rooney) Guthy by his side.
Charley was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 18, 1942, the only son of the late Charles and Mildred (Keck) Guthy. He was raised in Glendale, Queens, NY. He graduated high school from Brooklyn Preparatory High School and subsequently matriculated at Fordham University. There, he earned his bachelor degree, double majoring in English and Pure Science. While attending an art history course at night at Fordham, Charley met the love of his life, Patricia. They married in 1970, and resided for two years in Queens. He was then transferred to the Boston area in 1972 and moved with his wife to their current residence in Sudbury in 1975. Charley had a long and successful career as an International Sourcing Specialist for several tech companies in the greater Boston area before eventually retiring in 2011.
He had many hobbies and interests throughout his life, particularly electronics. He prided himself on always having “the right tool” for whatever project he was working on. He was also able to procure on demand just about any gadget imaginable within minutes of being asked. Sometimes, he would even ask what color you would like the gadget.
He was an avid Ham Radio enthusiast and a longtime member of the American Radio Relay League. He also took excellent care of the family rabbits: Hadley, Haze, Duke, Bob, and Rocky. He enjoyed photography and especially taking photographs of his family. He was a dedicated family man, spending much time with his children and grandchild. They gave him the greatest joy in life. He was also a devout Catholic and member of St. Anselm Parish in Sudbury.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is also survived by three children, Charles J. Guthy and his wife Andrea Takahesu Tabori of Chelmsford, MA, Catherine A. McInnis and her husband Daniel of Hudson, MA, and Claire P. Crosby and her husband Chistopher of Hopkinton, MA; his niece and “oldest daughter” Erika Buchmiller and her spouse Brian Mahaney; two sisters, Monica Ulbricht and her husband Leonard of Medfield, MA, and Frances Smith of Severna Park, MD, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his grandson, Fulton Gerard McInnis, whom Charley adored; reading to him, teaching him to count in five languages, and gifting him with toys that he bought from Savers that he then repaired using the soldering skills he had honed his entire life. He was predeceased by his sister, Geraldine Buchmiller.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 4-7 PM on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at TIGHE HAMILTON REGIONAL FUNERAL HOME, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Friday, October 7, 2022 at St. Anselm Church, 100 Landham Rd, Sudbury, MA; followed by a procession to Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Sudbury for Committal Services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anselm Church, 100 Landham Rd, Sudbury, MA or Visitation House, Inc. 119 Endicott Street, Worcester MA 01610; visitationhouse.org