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Bernardo "Barney" Guzman

August 20, 1953 — June 17, 2023

Bernardo "Barney" Guzman

Bernardo "Barney" Guzman of Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, and papa passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 17, 2023. He was 69 years old. The son of the late Asencion and Martha (Gomez) Guzman, Bernardo was born on August 20, 1953, in Saginaw, Michigan. He is survived by the love of his life, Yolanda (Castañon) Guzman, who he married on May 10, 1975, and celebrated 48 years of marriage. Bernardo was employed as an automotive assembly line worker at General Motors for 33 years. He was an active member of Local UAW 699, where he enjoyed volunteering at UAW sponsored events. Bernardo was an avid University of Michigan fan and loved all the Michigan teams. He loved all music, especially Tejano and Classic Rock, and loved listening to the Saturday morning Mexican program "El Sol Latino" with Amy Guzman through Delta Broadcast Radio. Bernardo was a proud dad and loved being a "papa". His greatest joy was celebrating his children and grandchildren's accomplishments.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Yolanda Guzman; four daughters and their spouses, Angelita (Joe), Lisa (Derrick), Carissa (Shaun), and Christina (Jason); 18 grandchildren, Makayla, Kacey, Bernardo III, Liam, Ean, Amara, Simón, Dominic, Uriah, Marcia, Aria, Cristina, Eleyna, Ellie, Aiden, Mari, Laurel, and Chloe; three brothers: Henry (Alice) Guzman of Saginaw; Eduardo Guzman of Saginaw; Jose (LaShawn) Guzman of Toledo, Ohio; mother-in-law, Carmen Castañon; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Marta Guzman, John (Margaret) Castañon, Armando Castañon, Elena (David) Ortiz Sr., and Cristina (Michael) Castañon. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bernardo Guzman Jr; his parents, Asencion and Martha Guzman; a brother, Asencion "Jr." Guzman; sister, Helen Guzman; great-grandpa, Simón Guzman; sister-in-law, Sylvia Castañon; as well as many aunts and uncles.

The family would like to extend a HUGE thank you to his brother and cousins, Henry Guzman, Llolanda Teneyuque, Rosa Fulgencio, and Bobby Guzman for their support during his time on hospice and in the hospital, as well as to his primary care physician of 28 years, Dr. Ruth Licht, who has taken exceptional care of Bernardo.

A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Fr. Francis Voris, OFM Cap. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral chapel on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The family asks those in attendance to dress casually or wear their favorite University of Michigan clothing. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church, or through www.casefunealhome.com.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

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