Guido Carmillo Piacente born to the parents of Alberto & Erminia Piacente on April 27,1931 in their family home in San Francisco. He had an older sister Gloria (Costantini) who is now deceased.
Guido grew up in Daly City where he played in the neighborhood and met many neighborhood kids and developed lifelong friendships whom he grew up with Franklin Whorley, Jerry Kirby, and Frank Heiss. They were in one another’s wedding’s and continued to have life experiences together.
He graduated from Jefferson High School and in 1951 enlisted in the Navy and served during the Korean War he was discharged in January 1955.
Guido met his true love Vicky Midile in February a neighbor girl who he was familiar with but did not know until upon his return from the Navy. His best friend Franklin introduced the two and their lives changed the moment they said, ‘’hello.’’
In February Guido and Vicky dated and June 25, 1955 they were married and this month they would have celebrated 66 years of marriage.
Guido was hired on with the San Mateo Police Department in 1957. He worked hard and received many promotions Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander and was respected by his staff and had many friendships.
Guido and Vicky purchased their home in San Mateo where they decided to raise their family where he could live in which the community he served. They bore three children Lori, Al, & Lisa and continued to raise their family and build a life together as a family.
Throughout the years Guido attended the University of San Francisco and graduated with a Bachelor of Art’s Degree. His philosophy was to work hard to get his degree so he could get promoted within the ranks of the Police Department to have a better life for himself and for his family. Guido retired from the San Mateo Police Department as a Police Commander after twenty-nine years of dedicated service.
Guido was an active member and past President in the San Mateo Police Officer’s Association and past President of the Peninsula Peace Officers Association.
He was a member of the Peninsula Italian Social Club where he and Vicky spent many evenings attending dinner dances and holiday themed parties. Guido and Vicky loved to dance together. Guido was a good dancer, when he was younger, he took dance lessons from Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
During his retirement Guido and Vicky traveled to Italy to meet aunts, cousins and other relatives. They vacationed many times with friends and took trips to Hawaii with Franklin and his wife Alice who were like extended family members to us, more than our Dad’s best friend.
Our father lived his life how he wanted to live it. He enjoyed playing cards and going to the casino. He hung out at the gym for his daily exercise and for his social hour meeting new friends. He loved to go camping in the RV in Lake Tahoe. He spent many family vacations in Lake Tahoe creating family memories sitting around the campfire, playing gin rummy, swimming at the pool having a bbq and Dad singing his favorite, Italian songs.
He took pride spending time with his grandchildren picking them up from school, taking them to lunch, taking them camping to Lake Tahoe every summer, puppet shows, playing cards, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was immensely proud of his grandsons he was a sponsor for Holy Conformation from St Joseph Catholic Church, he assisted another for his High School Prom helping him get dressed and preparing for his big evening. Various occasions we traveled to spend many weekends with Dad just to simply enjoy one another and to assist with whatever he may have needed help with around the house.
In his backyard he hosted Easter Egg Hunts, dancing with us children and grandchildren. He purchased a train set for each of his grandson’s to be displayed around the Christmas Tree. He liked to discuss sports, cub scouts and giving life advice before he had passed. Family was number one to our dad he had expressed these values and modeled these core values to his family, and we know how particularly important they were to him and are to us, as well. Our dad instilled traditional Italian values to us kids & to his grandchildren to be cherished for a lifetime. Our Dad and Mom hosted many memorable traditional family holiday dinners that will forever be remembered. He gave his grandchildren talks about life and life lesson’s continuously sharing his love with his family.
Guido is survived by his loving wife Vicky, loving children Lori and spouse John, Al and spouse Kris, Lisa and spouse Tim, and loving grandchildren.
Guido passed on June 13, 2021 and services scheduled to be private.