Philip Joseph Guen­zer VI


Philip Joseph Guen­zer VI of Wayne, PA, pres­i­dent of Alchemy De­vel­op­ment, passed away on Fri­day, April 22, 2016, at the age of 51. He was the son of Nancy Werner Craig (Dwight) of Or­chard Park, NY, and the late Philip Joseph Guen­zer V, the grand­son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. Blake Werner and the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Joseph Guen­zer IV, and the brother of the late Kurt Werner Guen­zer. Phil is sur­vived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Susan Guen­zer and his beau­ti­ful and beloved daugh­ters, Grace Lee Guen­zer and Claire Mar­garet Guen­zer of Malvern, PA, his sisters and brother Mar­garet Anne Guen­zer of Bal­ti­more, MD, Sarah Guen­zer Brad­shaw (James) of Nashville, TN, Chris­tine Guen­zer Ruda (An­drew) of Atlanta, GA, and An­drew Au­gust Guen­zer of San Francisco, CA; his ador­ing nieces and neph­ews James Camp­bell Brad­shaw IV of Ithaca, NY; Alexan­dra Aaron Ruda of Tuscaloosa, AL; Joseph Werner Brad­shaw of Nashville, TN; and Sa­muel Ruda of Atlanta, GA; and scores of close friends across the world.

Orig­i­nally from Sev­erna Park and Elk­ton, MD, Phil earned his B.S. at Buck­nell Univer­sity where he played foot­ball be­fore grad­u­at­ing to ul­ti­mate fris­bee. He later re­ceived his MBA from Penn State and his ME from Vil­lanova. He was a fix­ture for over 25 years in the en­vi­ron­men­tal busi­ness in the Philadel­phia/New Jer­sey area. Phil was an avid moun­tain biker, triath­lete, and out­doors­man who was train­ing for his sec­ond IronMan when di­ag­nosed with cancer last fall. Along with his bik­ing group, he was an ac­tive sup­porter of Kase’s Cor­ner, a char­ity which fights ju­ve­nile di­a­betes. His dev­as­tated bud­dies of­fered a tribute in­clud­ing the fol­low­ing, in­spired by their cel­e­bra­tion in his mem­ory over Phil’s bev­er­ages of choice.

Phil Guen­zer was a man like many who has been a hus­band, fa­ther, friend, and busi­ness­man. He was mul­ti­fac­eted and com­plex like all of us in to­day’s world. What set Phil apart was that whether he was han­dling the chal­lenge of mar­riage, par­ent­hood, friend­ships, busi­ness, or just di­rec­tions with a group, he brought hu­mor to the mo­ment.

Phil chal­lenged him­self through­out life. From start­ing a fam­ily and a busi­ness, to be­com­ing an ath­lete in dif­fer­ent sports, he was al­ways will­ing to take on any chal­lenge. He made friends through his ac­tiv­i­ties and it is in those mo­ments that many of us came to know him

Phil was a com­pan­ion in our ad­ven­tures be­cause only so many peo­ple are will­ing to tackle the chal­lenges we set up for our­selves. We bonded over our sim­i­lar­i­ties and got to know each other and our­selves bet­ter through our dif­fer­ences. Los­ing Phil is a loss for us all. His was one unique voice now gone that can never be re­placed. We will al­ways carry mem­o­ries of him with us and hope we can be loved also for what we give to others on this jour­ney through life. Thank you Phil.

Ser­vices will be held on Tues­day, May 3 at The Phi­lan­der Chase Knox Es­tate, Li­brary Lane, Malvern, PA, with vis­i­ta­tion at 1 p.m., Cel­e­bra­tion of Life at 3 p.m., and a re­cep­tion to follow.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests that those who wish to honor Phil do so with a gift in his mem­ory to Buck­nell Univer­sity or Kase’s Cor­ner.

Ar­range­ments are with All­eva Fu­neral Home, Inc., Paoli, PA.


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