Donaldo Guia
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: May 27, 1942
  • Date of passing: Aug 18, 2015
Let the memory of Donaldo be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Donaldo Guia, 73, born on May 27, 1942 and passed away at the Barlow Respiratory Hospital on August 18, 2015 at 11:55 a.m in Los Angeles, California. We will remember him forever.  He left behind loving family members and friends.


Donaldo Guia lived with me since November 2013.  I was his caretaker and companion.  My dad started his more serious medical issues at end of year 2012.  He had a series of surgeries from heart to gall bladder and was diabetic, high blood pressure, got dialysis 3x a week, weak and was wheelchair bound.  He never fully bounced back.  On May 27, My dad's last birthday wish was to live a longer life and just a few days after he went to the hospital and it was a notorious of going back and forth from hospital, to ER, to nursing facilities and being intubated (a tube placed inside his throat so he can breath for one and half month).  His last stop was Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles.  After 10 days my father's breathing tube was removed and he showed improvement.  Unfortunately my dad had blood when the hospital staff did suction from his lungs after just being extubated (removal of breathing tube) for a few days; my dad showed problems that he couldn't breath and was put back in ICU.  

I last saw my dad was on 8/17/15 at 7pm, and he was showing improvement as he didn't look lethargic and his eyes were alert; but the next morning at 5:30am ICU told me my dad vomited and it went to his lungs. He passed away.  He was so weak, he was only 95 pounds, just skin and bones.  

I LOVE MY DAD SO MUCH.  I was so grateful that I was with him in last years of his life.  My experience with him taught me to love unconditionally, patience, unselfishness and to be with our loved ones as much as possible even if they are being difficult because we really don't know what a sick person is going through.  Like most families, our relationship wasn't perfect and I wasn't perfect but I made the effort to see my dad almost daily at the hospital and one time I didn't want to go because I was just so tired but I said to myself, "imagine how your dad feels being so sick" and that pushed me to go see him because he was suffering more than I was.  I am so grateful for Jayne Cates for being a huge support to me, my dad and family.  She was with us all along these last couple of months...accompanying me to see my dad at the hospitals and taking care of him too when he was at the hospital and at home.  WE LOVE YOU DONALDO GUIA AND WE WISH YOU A PEACEFUL AND SAFE JOURNEY TO GOD.  YOU WILL BE FOREVER IN MY HEART.  I WILL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN WHEN IT'S MY TIME TO LEAVE THIS WORLD.

Donaldo Guia's Memorial is on August 18th, 2015 at Hollywood Self Realization Temple located in East Hollywood, CA at 3:30pm.

Gina Guia 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Grace Guia on 28th May 2017

"You're far from a perfect dad & I forgive you for those imperfections. But atleast you tried, however small, a few times in your life to show that you're a dad that somewhat cares.  I'm not perfect either.  Sorry for being so removed when you were in the hospital,  I have my reasons, and it happens when you give up your children to family for good reasons.  I can thank you for my sibblings.

~ In memory of your Birthday Anniversary, and father's day,
Your other daughter."

This tribute was added by gina guia on 18th August 2016

"Thank you dad for your time with me. You are always in my heart no matter how many years pass. I hope you are with mom and with relatives and friends that love you. You are loved very much. John loves you. We miss you a lot. I plan to meet with Cris to commemorate you today.  I hope you are watching us and sending us your love ;)"

This tribute was added by J T on 20th August 2015

"The Soul that spread joy and care has gone to rest. A life well lived, shall earn its place in heaven. The loss is sad, but a glorious life has beautiful memories. May your father rest in peace. My heart and prayers go out to you & your family at this time, Gina. I am so sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Carlos Mulia on 20th August 2015

"I am so sorry for your loss Gina. My prayers go out to you and your family. Your father's love and kindness is displayed in you.


This tribute was added by James Speer on 20th August 2015

"I was very happy to meet Mr. Guia and found him to be very polite and wise.  I know that GIna got some of her wisdom from him.  I was honored to take a Christmas to see him and Gina on the same day that my nephew was born so it was a great Christmas that year.  Thank you Gina for introducing me to your great father. :)"

This tribute was added by Lou Garcia on 20th August 2015

"When we are in our time of need and our loved ones are there, it makes all the difference. Life is full of special opportunities to be something very beautiful when all we need do is give our very best. You are a wonderful daughter to have comforted your Father and kept him company during this time. God bless you and your loved ones.

Fair thee well Donaldo Guia, you live on in the hearts and minds of those who have known your special way."

This tribute was added by Baktash Aazami on 20th August 2015

"I didn't know Mr. Guia, but I'm sure he was a wonderful man. My condolences to his family and friends.  My prayers are with him and his family."

This tribute was added by Viollette Rivers on 19th August 2015

"I love you Gina!!!! I left you a note and tribute to your dad on Facebook.
I am forever grateful that I was with you at the hospital when you lady saw your dad. His eyes were alert! I saw his love for you!!!
He was a very handsome man! He's your angel now. Watching over you non stop!!! You carry him in your heart forever, and like you said, until you see him in heaven, you'll be together again...perfectly healthy and happy!!!! We all love you from our household....Joshua, Daniel, Scott, Ilon, Taman (all our doggies ), and me, your soul sister!!!!"

This tribute was added by Viollette Rivers on 19th August 2015

"Gina, you know how very much I love you!!  You truly are like a true sister to me. Our hearts are connected. We are bound together by our love for each other, and by God's most beautiful and unconditional ove!!! We've shared such wonderful and awesome memories!!! And, I am so so blessed and honored that I finally was able to get to the hospital to be with you and your dad. The last time you saw him, I was with you. A most precious time I will  NEVER forget!!! A time to be with you when I knew deep down how worried you were about your dad.  Time that was so precious and dear to your dad!!! I could see his love for you my dear Gina, I sensed how very much he needed you, and was grateful for your presence. I truly
saw how very much he loved you. You sacraficed yourself for him,  and he saw gave him love energy that made him live longer, and to see how very much you loved him. He will forever live in your heart, mind, and spirit.  He's watching over you 24/7...he's your angel by your side...that voice saying "I love you!!!" Joshua. Daniel, Scott, Ilon, Taman, and I send you our condolences, our prayers, and hugs!! We admire you!!!
We love you!!!! God is with you..." He'll never leave you or forsake you."

This tribute was added by cesi acuria on 19th August 2015

"Sorry for your loss my friend. Now your mother and father are watching over you."

This tribute was added by Vladymir Bayla on 19th August 2015

"Really sorry we lost Tito Don.  Your father and I were not close and I wish that I got to know him a bit more.  My condolences.  I wish you love and strength during this period."

This tribute was added by Brian V on 19th August 2015

"I'm so sorry for your loss, Gina. What a handsome man your dad was. I know he filled such a big space in your heart. May you have a chance to reunite over the rainbow once again in time.
Much love to you and your beloved father."

This tribute was added by Annabelle Olvera on 19th August 2015

"He was surrounded by so many people that loved and cared for him in his final days.  He will always be with you Gina.  May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by J Cates on 18th August 2015

"Donaldo Guia was a highly independent person and fiercely fought mentally, physically, and spiritually to maintain his own decision making even during times of weakness during his illness during his last months of life.  He was a hard worker, and lived life with the same tenacity as his work ethic, he may not of been a person who shared  his feelings or emotions readily, unless he was cursing you out, but, he always let you know how he felt about a subject right up front.  He was a good provider, and leaves behind a 15 year marriage to his young wife, and their handsome twelve year old boy.  Sadly, he has also left behind his beautiful, five children from his first marriage, and is now in heaven with his first wife."

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