Romulo A. De Guzman, 68, passed away February 21, 2022. He was born in Manaoag, Pagasinan (Philippines), to Anselmo De Guzman (deceased) and Patricia Guzman (deceased). His siblings are Purita Tabin (deceased), Antonio de Guzman (deceased), Gumersindo de Guzman, Narciso de Guzman, Lydia Cayabyab, Vina de Guzman, Ricardo de Guzman (deceased), Amy Reodica (deceased) and Carlito de Guzman. He came to United States in 1980 and was a long time resident of Salinas, California.
Forty-two years ago Romy met Jean Dacpano during a night of playing Mahjong, and 5 years later, he married her in Reno, Nevada. He was a kind and loving husband, a dependable father, a loyal brother and a giving uncle. In all he did, he gave his 110% of himself to ensure his family was provided for without asking anything in return. In addition to his wife Jean, Romulo is survived by his children, Rowena Del Rosario, Rhea Aldama, Ryan De Guzman, Gina De Guzman, Roger, Rogelio, Jeanette, Rogiel, Rolando and Jennelle Pedrano, and his favored nephew Alex Asuncion.
Romy joined the United States Navy in 1989 where he was part of the crew on USS Ranger and USS Comfort during Desert Storm. He earned a Humanitarian Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal and Kuwait Liberation Medal for his time he served in Kuwait during the Gulf war. He was 100 % medically retired after 11 years of faithful service.
Romy enjoyed spending time with family and friends while cooking the most delicious meals for everyone. He was full of laughter and was always known for his jokes and humorous personality. He loved to fish, play bingo, mahjong and cards. He never denied a family member in need and would give you his last dollar if asked.
Visitation will be held Wednesday March 9, 2022 from 1 to 5 p.m. with a Rosary Vigil at 3 p.m., at Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas, CA 93905. A Funeral Mass will take place Thursday March 10, 2022 at 9 a.m., at Madonna del Sasso Catholic Church, 320 E. Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA 93906.
Burial service will follow to Central Coast Veterans Cemetery 2900 Parker Flat Cut off Rd, Seaside, CA 93955.