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Guido Giazzon, 96, of the far northwest side of Chicago. Beloved husband for 62 years to Rosa Giazzon, nee De Bortoli.  Loving father of Albert (Monica Anne) Giazzon and Guido P. (Beth-Anne) Giazzon. Proud grandfather of Nicolette, Natalie, Joseph, Thomas, Matteo and Piero Giazzon. Brother of the late Albert Giazzon, Gilda Zaniolo and Aldo Giazzon. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Guido was born on December 6, 1924 in Cadogan, Pennsylvania to Gildo and Ernesta Giazzon. His parents, like many Northern Italians, left their farm behind to work in a US coal mine. The family soon returned to Italy after his mother contracted TB where he and his siblings were raised by their grandmother.  At 17 he was drafted into service in the Italian army during WWII and following Italy’s alliance with the Allies was a prisoner of war due to his US citizenship. Following the war he was drafted a second time as the Allies rebuilt Italy’s military capabilities.  Immediately after his military service he left for Buenos Aires where he worked as an electrician for 5 years.  During the Cold War he enlisted with Westinghouse Electric, a military contractor, in building the DEW (Distant Early Warning) line radar installations spanning across the Arctic Circle. After 5 years in Montreal he returned to Italy where he and Rosa married and soon after moved to Chicago to start a family and begin working in heavy construction on the Eisenhower. After nearly losing his life in a cave-in, he joined Zenith Electronics where he ultimately retired.  He was constantly remodeling his home, tinkering in his shop and building furniture…he could build and fix practically anything. He had a passion for opera, RC model airplanes and DIY projects at any scale. He was a loyal husband, devoted father and grandfather that led by example and humility in all he did.

Visitation is on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 3-7 pm at the M J Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Hwy. Chicago. The Funeral mass is on Tuesday, November 16 at Immaculate Conception Church (Harlem and Talcott) at 10 am.   Entombment will be at St Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL after mass. There will be no luncheon after the entombment. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The American Lung Association at www.americanlung.org

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, no food or drink is allowed at the Visitation.  Face masks and social distancing are required at all times.  For further information 773-631-1240 or www.suerth.com.