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Guillermo Jose Pi

August 30, 1945 - August 22, 2014
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PI, Guillermo José (Willy), 68, went to be with his Lord on August 22, 2014, at Shands Hospital in Gator Country after a short but courageous fight with cancer,surrounded by his loving family: his devoted wife Mari-Tere and his beloved children Ashley Kristen Pi (Darrell Kropog) and Guillermo Elías Pi. He was preceded in death by his parents José Pi Muñoz and María Antonia Pi. Survived by his sisters, Graciela Barreiro and María (Gerardo) Guzman; mother-in-law, Otmara Quintero; brother-in-law, Agustín (Linda) Quintero; stepdaughters, Teresita (Jeff) Golomb and Michelle (Paul) McFarland;...

PI, Guillermo José (Willy), 68, went to be with his Lord on August 22, 2014, at Shands Hospital in Gator Country after a short but courageous fight with cancer,surrounded by his loving family: his devoted wife Mari-Tere and his beloved children Ashley Kristen Pi (Darrell Kropog) and Guillermo Elías Pi. He was preceded in death by his parents José Pi Muñoz and María Antonia Pi. Survived by his sisters, Graciela Barreiro and María (Gerardo) Guzman; mother-in-law, Otmara Quintero; brother-in-law, Agustín (Linda) Quintero; stepdaughters, Teresita (Jeff) Golomb and Michelle (Paul) McFarland; grandchildren, David, Alexandra, Cameron, Sofie, and Jacob; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Born in Havana, Cuba, he fled Castro's communist regime with his widowed mother and two sisters in 1961 and established residence in Tampa. He started his career in the food industry at the early age of 16 to support his family. With his strong and admirable ethic, Willy was no stranger to hard work; he ascended in positions at Kash N’ Karry, from bagging groceries at the start to eventually holding a role in management, and later continued his career in sales with Best Brands Corporation for over 30 years. He was a man steadfastly committed to his faith and family. A loving and dedicated family man, he was a caring and attentive son to his widowed mother; a remarkably responsible brother who, at a tender age, assumed the role of a father to his sisters; a devoted and supportive husband to his wife; and, most of all but not surprisingly, an amazing father who lovingly and tirelessly guided his children to become moral and upstanding individuals. Whether coaching countless baseball teams, never missing a ballet recital, or beaming with pride at academic events, it was always beautifully clear that Willy’s children were his greatest and dearest accomplishment. A man of great faith, he was very involved with Christ the King Catholic Church as an usher and Eucharistic minister. Willy loved life: Fighting Irish, Florida Gators, festive gatherings, sharing jokes with friends and family, his wife’s cooking, and good Cuban cigars. A compassionate and deeply Christian man, Willy’s wit, humor, and love will be greatly missed by his wife, children, entire family, and all who had the fortune of having him touch their lives. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 28th, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 So. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609, followed by funeral mass at 1:00 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL, 33609. Interment after the mass will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Willy’s name to the St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, 10701 S Military Trail, Boynton Beach, FL 33436. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa, Fl 33609 in charge of arrangements. Guest book may be signed at www.BlountCurryMacDill.com



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"As the obituary well says, from all of us cuban exile boys residing in Tampa in 1961, Willy had by far the best work ethic. We all struggled in our new..." Jorge Olondo (Westerville, OH)

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