Antonio Guardiola

Antonio Guardiola

Antonio Guardiola
November 23, 1954 – August 1, 2018

WENDELL – Antonio Guardiola, 63, died on Wednesday, August 1 at home with his beloved family surrounding him. He was born in Andalucía, Spain to the late Jose Antonio Guardiola & Dolores Hierro. He served in the Spanish Airforce. He worked in aviation for 30 years & later for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals. He was a romantic at heart and won the love of his life for over 40 years by tossing roses up to her window while she was in college in Spain. He loved Pink Floyd, Benny Goodman & Spanish music. He will be remembered for his wit, humor, & how well he loved his family.

A mass of resurrection will be offered 2 pm, Friday, August 17, in St. Eugene’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife & best friend, Deborah Kaye Thomas Guardiola of the home, sons; Benjamin Guardiola (Michelle) of Raleigh, Christopher Guardiola of Greenwood, SC, siblings; Ricardo Guardiola, Maria Jesus, both of Huelva, Spain, and granddaughter, Caitlin.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Brain Cancer Research c/o DUMC, Box 3624, Durham, NC, 27719, Attn: Ellen Staback.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Thursday, August 16, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home.


  • Lee T Spitznagel Posted August 13, 2018 6:12 pm

    I’m very sorry to learn of Tony’s passing. He was always a bright spot when he visited Universal Chevrolet when I worked in Service Dept. I hope he can now rest in peace. My thoughts are with all of the family at this sad time.

  • Gail Connell Posted August 15, 2018 8:56 am

    Dear Debbie, I was so saddened for you and your family when I saw the notice of your beloved Antonio’s passing. I remember some vacation pictures you showed me years ago of a joyous dad with his boys. I fondly remember Benjamin and Christopher across the hall with you some teacher workdays. Please know I am praying for you, for your strength. May God be with you all the days ahead. Always, Gail Connell

  • John and Susan Broderick Posted August 15, 2018 4:33 pm

    We will keep Tony, You and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

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