Vail Daily obituary: Nick Guerriero, 1949-2016
July 28, 2016
Nick was an even-tempered, friendly, genuinely nice person, a great dad and family man. If anyone asked him for help on a project, he was always there to assist and always quick with a smile and a joke.
Nick grew up in northwest Detroit when it was a good place to live. He attended several Detroit area high schools, most notably Detroit Catholic Central. From an early age, he worked on radios, TVs and any other electronic device with wires and around cars and electricity. Early jobs revolved around cars and sound systems.
Besides electronics, he was also a talented mechanic, electrician and plumber, as well as being competent in most of the other building trades.
His first job in the phone business was for Michigan Bell servicing pay phones. When he moved to Vail in the mid-'70s, he transferred to Mountain Bell and then to AT&T and eventually had his own commercial phone company called GEO.
Many Vail businesses depended on Nick to set up and maintain their phone systems. In the '80s, Nick built his family a home in Eagle-Vail, and at around that time he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The battle was on, but after living in several nursing homes, he finally succumbed in a Denver home.
Nick will be missed by many. Please think of him every time you make a phone call. He is survived by his two children, Robin and Chris, and his two brothers, Gary and Randy.
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