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Obituary for Dennis Anthony Guagliardo

Dennis Anthony Guagliardo, 80, passed away on Saturday, March 30th, 2024. He was born on March 22nd, 1944, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Anthony and Dorothy Guagliardo.

Dennis was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison, earned a master’s degree from University of Wisconsin La Crosse, and an educational doctorate from Indiana University.

Dennis was a faculty member of Jefferson Community and Technical College as an instructional media coordinator for over 43 years. He was an avid watercolor artist, model train enthusiast and a skilled photographer.

He was an exceptional husband, father and grandfather (Papa), and a truly kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor. One of his cherished pastimes was visiting his grandchildren, creating artwork and reading books with them.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; son, Brian Guagliardo; daughter, Cathy Snyder (Ryan); brother, Rick Guagliardo (Amy); sister, Kathi Scholler (Jim); nephew, Ricky Guagliardo, nieces, Jennifer Guagliardo and Jessica O’Connor; and his grandchildren, Adam, Zoey and Stella Snyder.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 4th, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 pm at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. A private burial will be at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.