Guy John Marzari
July 14, 1920 – March 15, 2012
LTC Guy J. Marzari (U.S. Army, Ret.), age 91, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at his home in Colorado Springs. He was a member of the greatest generation.
Guy started as a hard rock iron miner. During the depression, he built roads and dams in the CCC. He was a veteran of D-Day and the Red Ball Express having been commissioned as an infantry officer. He again returned to active duty serving in the Korean War and remaining on active duty as a battalion commander in Germany during the rising of the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He retired in 1964. For the next 20 years, he continued to serve his country as an Army civilian maintenance manager for the 4th ID at Ft. Carson, Colorado.
Retiring from federal service in 1984, he continued to serve the Colorado Springs community as an officer in the Elks (BPOE 309) and in the Good Sam camping club.
He enjoyed hunting, camping and his favorite city of Cripple Creek here in the Colorado Rockies.
He is survived by his son: Brad (and Gaby) Marzari; his wife Tanya; his stepsons: John (and Noreen) Burgeson; and Paul (and Tracy) Burgeson. Guy is also survived by his grandchildren: Eric, Michael, Katy, John, Nicholas and Madeline. He was preceded in death by his first wife: Betty Boone Marzari in 1991.
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Memorial Services will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012. United States Army Honors will follow. A Celebration of Life luncheon reception will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 3400 North Nevada Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials be made in his name to Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.