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Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Brian Guggenbiller
Brian Scott Guggenbiller, 53, of St. Marys, OH died Friday January 27, 2017 at OSU Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He fought a brave and courageous battle with cancer.
Brian "The Gugg" was born May 2, 1963 in Nashville, TN to David L. and Ethele E. (Wright) Guggenbiller.
Survivors include: mother Ethele Guggenbiller of St. Marys, OH; brother R. Allen of St. Marys, OH; step-brother R. Jay of Mechanicsville, VA; step-sister Daryl Lynn of Rockville, VA.
Preceded in death by: father David Guggenbiller; step-sister Carla Jane; step-brother Robin Leslie.
Brian attended Ruskin School in Dayton, Oh and Bunker Hill and Memorial High School in St. Marys. As a young man, Brian joined the Ohio National Guard and the United States Army, where he received his training at Ft. Benning, GA.
Brian lived in Key West, FL for years, working as a cook at exclusive restaurants. He also worked at several restaurants while residing in Ohio. Brian was a "people person" with a compassionate heart. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help someone in need. He liked animals (especially his cats "Smoky" and "Fred" and his Jack Russell terrier, "Bella"). He also enjoyed watching and feeding birds.
His favorite pastimes included fishing, cooking, playing bingo, shopping at thrift stores and spending time with his family and friends (especially Jonathan and Matt). He will be missed by many who knew him.
Rites are scheduled to begin 7:00 p.m. Monday February 6, 2017 at Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys. The Rev. Robert Warren will officiate the services.
Private family burial will take place at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton, OH. Visitation 2-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home on Ohio 703 West.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Auglaize Co. Humane Society.
Condolences may be expressed to his family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
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