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YOUNGSTOWN – Francisco Martinez Guzman, 89, died Sunday morning, Feb. 11, 2018, at Park Center Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Boardman.

Francisco, known by family and friends as “Frank” was born on June 22, 1928, in Corpus Christi, Texas, a son of Leandro and Antonia Martinez Quinones Guzman.

He was raised in Comales, Mexico and returned to Texas in 1940 and eventually settled in Youngstown in the late 1940’s.

Mr. Guzman was first employed by Conrail Railroad and retired from Luntz Iron and Steel in Warren after 30 years of service. He also was a television and electronic repairman for many years.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Guzman served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1960 with the rank of Sergeant. Francisco was president of the Steelworker Union at Luntz Steel in the 1970’s and was officer and president of the Sociedad Mutualista, a Mexican Heritage Club.

His wife, Esperanza Herrera, whom he married Dec. 1, 1951, preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1997.

He is survived by four sons, Frank (Patty) Guzman of Poland, Carlos Guzman of Youngstown, Paul (Deb) Guzman of Poland and Raymond (Stephanie) Guzman of Gilbertson, Fla.; one daughter, Adelita Guzman of Youngstown; seven grandchildren, Adam Guzman, Lynsay (Josh) Reardon, Tyller, Sadee, Stephen, Anthony and Carmela Guzman; and five great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Taylor and Addison Guzman, and Jack and Logan Reardon.

In addition to his parents and wife, Francisco was preceded in death by his brother, Pablo Carrizales and sisters Celia DeLeon and Margarita Lopez.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main St. in Poland, with Fr. Kevin Peters officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Family and friends will be received today from 6 until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 until 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home in Poland.

Francisco’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the excellent care provided by the staff at Park Center Health Care.

Please visit online at to send condolences.

Guestbook Entries

So sorry for your loss

“Dear Paul, Deb and Family: We are saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorry. God Bless. Love and Friendship, Kevin & Gina”

 » Kevin & Gina McHenry on February 13, 2018

My sympathy

“Carlos, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. You have my sympathy. I will keep you in my prayers. Nancy Lynn ”

 » Nancy Lynn  on February 13, 2018

Prayers for your family.

“Our condolences to Frank and Patty and all the Guzman family.”

 » Patty and Nick DiVencenzo on February 13, 2018

Truly sorry for your families lost

“To the entire Guzman family..Deepest sympathy for the loss off you Dad.May he now rest peacefully with his Angels.”

 » Sue and Steven Coman on February 15, 2018

My deepest condolences

“Now is Francisco‚Äôs time to rest...may Jehovah God the God of all comfort...comfort his family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4”

 » KMB  on February 26, 2018

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