Romy Paredes De Guzman, sportsman, foodie, debonair dresser, philanthropist, and accomplished entertainer, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Torrance.Romy used his vocal abilities to cheer on some of his favorite sports teams: the Lakers, Dodgers, and LA Kings…read more
Romy Paredes De Guzman, sportsman, foodie, debonair dresser, philanthropist, and accomplished entertainer, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Torrance.
Romy used his vocal abilities to cheer on some of his favorite sports teams: the Lakers, Dodgers, and LA Kings, to name a few. He was passionate and convinced his yelling would lead them to victory. He was also an avid fisherman and loved the ocean. Spending time in the open sea air brought him so much joy and relaxation. Much to his wife’s dismay, Romy was also the “animal whisperer.” There was no animal too small, large, exotic, domesticated, or feral this man couldn’t tame. He was Dr. Doolittle.
His love language was cooking and there was no doubt Romy could cook. His specialty was mouth-watering barbeque short ribs, pancit bihon, and his version of “Filipino spaghetti.” If he cooked for you, you were a part of the family. He would not eat till you had your first (or second, or third) plate of food. He was one of the most hospitable hosts you would ever meet. If you complemented an article of clothing or item he had, within the next 10-minutes, you would be the proud owner of the item. He (literally) gave you the shirt off of his back.
Romy took fashion cues from no one. His signature every day look was all his. A situational dresser, he was always dressed for the season, occasion, theme, or venue. Bright, flashy, and performance-ready would describe the majority of his ensembles. He spent the majority of his later years volunteering for numerous organizations and associations.
One of his greatest accomplishments was being a part of the founding families that helped build Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch. He continued to help the church and community grow through his countless hours of volunteer service, humanitarian efforts, and community outreach.
60+ years of entertainment industry experience, Romy will always be remembered for his larger-than-life personality, ballroom dancing abilities, and a singing voice comparable to Jerry Vale.
He is survived by his loving wife, Evangeline; children, Rich (Natasha) and Dave (Dory); grandchild, Stella Angeline; and siblings, Benigno, Jr. and George.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 5-9PM at A.M. Gamby Funeral Home, 25001 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, California.
A private interment will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
There will be a “Celebration of Life” party on the anniversary of his birth in April 2016. Romy was the life of the party – he wants us to celebrate the love, laughter, and joy we all shared.
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