On Monday Dec. 3, 2018, Anthony “Tony” D. Guion, loving husband and father of two daughters passed away at the age of 82.
Tony was born on April 6, 1936 to Joseph S. Guion and Frances P. Guion. He graduated from the University of California Los Angeles and played basketball under the famous Coach John Wooden. On Oct. 12, 1963, he married Carol Jane Spinak. They raised two daughters, Teri Jane Guion and Tamara Frances Guion.
His business career included running the Catalina Seaplane operations in the 1960s, to managing the Catalina Island Visitor Services and Sightseeing Tours with the SCI Co. In 1964 Philip K. Wrigley transferred him to Chicago to work in operations and client services for the Chicago Cubs. He went on to be vice president of Grayline Sightseeing Tours and years later had his own Tour and Event Planning Company which handled logistics for many of the Big 10 and Pac 10 teams’ trip to the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Tony had a passion for anything involving Catalina Island, UCLA and the Chicago Cubs. He was known for his friendly disposition, and his ability to establish a rapport with everyone he met.
Tony was preceded in death by his father Joseph and his mother Frances. He is survived by his wife Carol, his two daughters, Teri and Tami, his brother Jay and several cousins, nieces and nephews. His family is devastated but happy that he will be returning to his beloved island. A service will be held today, Jan. 25, at the Avalon Cemetery, at 12:30 p.m.