Guite, Wilfred Roy “Bill” - May 22, 2015


OLD SAYBROOK - Wilfred Roy “Bill” Guite of Old Saybrook, died May 22, 2015. Born in Berlin, son of the late Fred and the late Hilma (Bloom) Guite, he lived there for 53 years. He was a graduate of Berlin High School Class of 1938 where he excelled in all sports, especially football. He was inducted into the Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. Bill was a veteran of WWII, serving with the US Marine Corps in China and the Pacific. He played football for the Marine Corps at Cherry Point, NC. Bill and his brother Jack founded Guite Tool Company in 1950. It was a precision machine shop specializing in experimental prototype work, and developed a reputation for high quality work. They manufactured prototypes used on Air Force One, in spacesuits of astronauts that landed on the moon, and in high altitude reconnaissance cameras. He retired in 1988. He was a member of Wethersfield Country Club for almost 50 years where he made many lifelong friends, played cards, and proudly made his first hole-in-on when in his 70’s. He was a lifelong member of Berlin Congregational Church. Surviving are his wife, Dawn (Scott) Guite, a son William and his wife Sharon, a son Jonathan, and a daughter, Dawn. He also leaves his grandchildren, Shawn, Josh, Kevin, Brian and his wife Haley, Heather Misterka and her husband Tim, and three great-grandchildren, Cayden, Logan, and Aria. He is also survived by his two “furry kids”, Thunder and Lightning. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Roy Guite, and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Guite. He will be greatly missed and remembered for his kindness, quick wit, and devotion to his family. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forgotten Felines, 153 Horse Hill Road, Westbrook, CT 06498, or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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