A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph “Joe” Louis Guerin, age 82, of Hebron, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 5133 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake, with Father William Hritsko, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, where the Licking County Veterans Alliance will conduct military honors at graveside.
Joe passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Licking Memorial Hospital with his caring family by his side. He was born May 16, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Clifford and Laura (Downey) Guerin.
Joe held a very strong Catholic faith and was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, attending Mass daily. Family, God and service to others were most important to Joe. He was also active with PIME Catholic Missionaries and Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center.
In his younger days, he rehabilitated houses for the government in Florida, drove a school bus for Hope Rural School in Indiantown, FL. Devoted much of his time at Home on the Range for youth in Sentinel Butte, ND and Holy Rosary Indian Reservation where he taught maintenance, mechanics and drove school bus. Joe continued his calling by working with group home parents of Cuban refugee boys in Columbus, Ohio.
He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Michigan Wolverines and the New York Yankees. Joe was a skilled carpenter and painter by trade.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sherry K. Guerin, whom he married on February 27, 1965; ten children, Eric J., Luke C., Catherine A., Matthew D., Mary E., Joseph L., Daniel O., Valerie M., Mark B. and John M.; three brothers, Richard Guerin, Michael Guerin and Mark Guerin; sixteen grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and one grandchild on the way.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Laura Guerin (2019).
Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath, where a Vigil service will be held at 6:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s name to the Buckeye Lake St. Vincent DePaul of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 5133 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake or to Disabled American Veterans - National Headquarters, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.
The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the Guerin family with arrangements.
Dear Sherri and family,
We enjoy the memories of ND years spent together raising our families. May Joe rest in peace and love in the arms of our Lord.
Guerin family I am sorry for your loss, but you know his presence will always be with you. That good voice in your head. Joe was a always a joy to be around for me. From jokes, to talking about work projects to talking about sports or Joe sharing in his faith from simple principles to poetic...
Guerin family I am sorry for your loss, but you know his presence will always be with you. That good voice in your head. Joe was a always a joy to be around for me. From jokes, to talking about work projects to talking about sports or Joe sharing in his faith from simple principles to poetic expressions of God as a spirit throughout the universe, he was one of the good ones, who I will always appreciate it.
Joe, Mary, Danny, Matt, & Guerin Family:
I will always remember your Dad as quiet, hardworking, gracious, devoted, and kind.
I send you all my love, prayers, and sincerest sympathy.
I shall miss your dad. We had numerous conversations over the years working together and at ball games. A true AMERICAN PATRIOT WHO SERVED IN THE MARINES. He raised one very hard working and PATRIOTIC GROUP OF KIDS. GOD BLESS THIS ENORMOUS AND WONDERFUL FAMILY
RIP. Mr Guerin.. m