In memory of
Gerald C. Guard
PHELPS– Mr. Gerald C. Guard, age 78, died on Monday (January 9, 2017) at Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, surrounded by his family. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday (January 12, 2017) at the Cheney Funeral Home, 70 Main St., Phelps. Private burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery. It is requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Geneva General Hospital Dialysis Center, 196 North St., Geneva, NY 14456. Jerry was born on June 14, 1938 in Clifton Springs, NY, the son of the late Clarence and Doris Sweet Guard. Jerry was a devoted husband and father. He was a Jack of all trades and could fix anything. He loved working on cars. Jerry worked for Port Gibson Equipment and went on to work for the Town of Phelps Highway Department until his retirement. He loved hunting, fishing and camping. Jerry has been on Dialysis for the last 27 years. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Porter and Kathy Vanderbrooke, for the wonderful care towards Jerry. He also loved each and every one of his nurses. He is survived by his children Diane (Mark) Colegrove of Phelps, Gerald C. "Sam" Guard of Phelps, Linda (Greg) Gorniak of Ore., James (Wanda) Quick of Ill.; brothers and sisters Richard "Dick" (Joan) Guard of Phelps, Carol Guard of Waterloo, Clarence (Nancy) Guard of Phelps, Donald (Frances) Guard of Geneva, Elaine (Ike) Duel of Seneca Castle, Susan (Rodney) Hatfield of La., Doreen (David) Samons of Auburn; brother-in-law, James Smithson of La.; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Leota Guard; two sisters Clarice Guard and Sharon Smithson
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