Anthony Guernica
04/14/1944 - 04/08/2024

Anthony Guernica of Parsippany, NJ, passed away on April 8, 2024.  Visiting hours at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd. in Whippany will be on Sunday, April 14th from 2 to 5pm.

Born in Havana, Cuba, the son of Antonio and Blanca (Dopico) Guernica, Tony fled Cuba at the age of 17 to live in Mexico with his uncle.  He studied architecture at the University of Mexico before moving to the United States in 1964.  He first settled in Elizabeth, NJ and later resided in both Dover, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL for 16 years before moving to Parsippany seven years ago.  Tony proudly served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam stationed in Germany and upon his return earned a degree in architecture from Columbia University. He worked as an architect in Florida and New Jersey for many years until his retirement.

Tony was a huge Yankee fan and passed his love and hate for the team onto both his kids.  He was an avid collector of baseball cards, baseballs, coins and stamps.  In his earlier years, he enjoyed coaching his daughter’s softball recreation teams.  He was a devoted family man and loved taking the kids to Yankee games on Sunday afternoons. He enjoyed traveling and would always insist on never going to the Jersey shore because the water was way too cold.  So, he stuck with visiting the islands of the Caribbean.

Tony was the beloved husband of 55 years to Mariana (Mimi).  He was the loving father of Kelly Guernica Alfano and her husband Vincenzo and Anthony Briant Guernica and his wife Digna.  He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Claire and Dylan Alfano.

Funeral Home:
Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd., Whippany, NJ, on Sunday, April 14, 2024 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
Memorial Gifts:
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory can be made to the Special Olympics, or please consider a donation to Good Sports, a national nonprofit giving kids in high-need communities greater access to play by donating brand-new sports equipment to youth organizations in need. Click here to make a donation and please select the checkbox “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone”.
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