Kenneth J. Guarino

August 13, 1934 ~ December 14, 2010

Kenneth J. Guarino, 76, of Brandon, MS died Tuesday, December 14, 2010 in his residence.

Kenneth was born on August 13, 1934 in Abbeville, LA to Joseph "Buck" Guarino and Thelma Guarino. Mr. Guarino lived most of his life in the Lake Charles, LA area. He was a graduate of Lake Chares High School. Mr. Guarino was a 34 year veteran of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Louisiana Peace Officer Association and the Louisiana Sheriff's Association. Mr. Guarino was a 1981 recipient of the Outstanding Officer Award.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Basco Guarino, one brother, John W. Guarino both of Lake Charles.

He is survived by one daughter Deborah Guarino of Houston, TX, three sons: Michael Guarino and wife Christina of Brandon, MS, Stephen Guarino and wife Lenka of Lawrenceville, GA, Gregory Guarino and wife Kimberly of Covington, LA and six grandchildren.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 11:00AM from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ronnie Estes will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Friday December 17, 2010 at 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and will continue at 8:00 AM on Saturday until the time of services.

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  1. Greg, Steve, Mike and Deborah – I am so sorry to hear about your dad, words nor actions can make this time easier but I know he is with Jay, Buck and the Warden fishing on a wharf somewhere enjoying the day.When I was a kid I remember my uncle Kenneth was always very protective of his family and not really understanding why. The reason why he was that way is so very clear to me now. The fact being there is a whole lot of bad in the world that try to take advantage of the good. He can rest in peace knowing he has left alot of good to battle the bad.

  2. I knew Kenneth from Lake Charles High School, as a deputy sheriff and friend. My favorite times were with two friends of mine, March (Schmoo) Henshaw and Charles (Tubbo) Noble. After duck hunting, we would stop by Buck's Bar and Kenneth would often be there. We would have a few beers and talk over old high school days. Kenneth was a gentle and kind man.Charles Ware

  3. So sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond memories of Ken. I was a news anchor at KPLC and made daily stops by the sheriff's office. We had a lot of laughs together, told a lot of stories. He was a good friend and I always looked forward to seeing him. That was in the late 60's and early 70's. He brought a lot of joy to a lot of people. He wlll be missed by all. Rest in peace my good friend.

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