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Andrew Joseph Guagenti

December 11, 1927 — July 1, 2017

Visitation: 9 a.m. to service time

Services: 11 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017 at our Simpson Chapel



Andrew Joseph Guagenti, age 89, died peacefully on July 1, 2017 at his home in Newburgh, Indiana.

Andy is survived by his wife, Charmenz (Fisher); his son, Andrew V. (Nancy) Guagenti of Bardstown, KY; his daughter, Karen (Daniel) Grunow of Newburgh, IN; his five grandchildren, Andrew Daniel Guagenti, Mark Guagenti, Chad Grunow, Jacob Grunow, and Benjamin Grunow; nine great-grandchildren; and his sister Mary Chaney of Chicago, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and sisters and his son, Glen Alan Guagenti. 

Andrew was born on December 11, 1927, in Chicago, IL to parents, Andrew and Maria (Portanova) Guagenti.  After his military service at Camp Breckinridge, he moved to Evansville, IN and married Charmenz, his wife of 65 years.  They owned several area restaurants, including Farmer’s Daughter, Sir Beef, Andy’s Steak N Barrel and Burger Farm, and co-owned G.D. Ritzy’s.  Andy was deeply involved in the community.  Andy and Charmenz founded Jacob’s Village, a residential neighborhood for people with disabilities and low-income seniors.  In 2013, Andy was the recipient of Leadership Evansville’s Visionary Award for community service.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Titzer Family Funeral Homes ~ Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, IN (812) 853-8314.  The Reverend Andrew Daniel Guagenti will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.  A private burial will be held following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jacob’s Village, 7400 Vienna Road, Evansville, IN 47720-7891.

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