Louis Joseph Guarino born June 21, 1917, in New York City to Joseph and Maria Ferrara Guarino died Feb. 5, 2013, in Ashland, OR. Louis was the widower of Iris Cooper who died May 2011. He is survived by one daughter, Vicki Guarino.
Louis was a professional engineer who, with his wife, designed and built the family home in Blooming Grove, where they lived nearly all their adult lives. After the death of his wife, Louis moved to Oregon to live out the remainder of his life with his daughter and son-in-law. He spent most of his career as a mechanical engineer, as a consultant with his brothers and at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He also worked with his brothers to pioneer development of the artificial kidney, an effort that was recognized by Baxter-Travenol Laboratories in "Genesis of the Artificial Kidney." He also researched salt water desalination and solar energy, and was published in Science magazine and other journals the fields of medicine and chemical and mechanical engineering. He grew up in New York City and earned a Bachalor's Degree in mechanical engineering from New York University School of Engineering. He was a member of the NYU Alumni Association. The couple moved to Blooming Grove shortly after the birth of their daughter. Together the traveled much of the United States and the Caribbean. He enjoyed being in the outdoors and all that the changing seasons had to offer -- especially skiing, horseback riding, and long walks in the woods that surrounded his home. A graveside service will be held on May 31, 2013 1:00 P.M. at the Washingtonville Presbyterian Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Thomas A. Murray of the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY 10992, 845-496-9106. For further information or to sign a guest register book or to leave a fond memory of Louis, please visit our website at www.davidtfergusonfh.com.