January 29, 1957 - April 20, 2019
On Saturday April 20, 2019, Donald Richard Guibord, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend died peacefully. Don was born on January 29, 1957 in Dearborn, MI to James Guibord and Dina Lombardi. Growing up in Dearborn don attended Riverside High School where he set both a school and state butterfly stroke swimming record. Don earned a B.A. Degree from The University of Michigan 1979 and an M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University 1986. Don balanced his career with family life, which he cherished most, traveling with family and friends, attending his daughters sporting events and more recently with his five grandsons. Don enjoyed golfing, skiing, hockey, traveling, hanging with family and friends, fixing anything and everything, and relaxing around a bonfire. Following college Don spent his entire career within the information technology field; and was a recognized leader whom was called upon to solve complex problems. He worked with companies that included Ford New Holland and Technicolor as a Systems Manager. His work ethic, commitment and professionalism was well known with the Lear Corporation, where Don worked for the last 21 years, earning the position of IT Manager - EDI Systems. Don is survived by his wife, Mary Lu (Gingell); his children Jessica, Jodi (Rick Kay), Genna (fiancé` Benjamin Walling), Gabrielle, and Grace. Grandfather to Chase, Cole, Brandon, Andrew and Jacob. Brother of Barbara (Kosciolek), James, Marilyn (Jeffery)Smith, Mark (Susan), Anthony (Julie Nicholson) and Jacqueline. Mother-in-Law Barbara Gingell. Numerous sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends and coworkers. Don was pre-deceased by his sister Diane Spampinato. Don was proud to give back to the community, and was an Usher at St. James Catholic Church, and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. Visitation at the O’Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Avenue, Novi, 248.348.1800 on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Rosary at 7:00 PM). Instate Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at St James Catholic Church 46325 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 10:00 AM until time of funeral service at 10:30 AM. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org, Capuchin Friars-Detroit www.cskdetroit.org, or Fraternal Order or Eagles www.foe.com.
On Saturday April 20, 2019, Donald Richard Guibord, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend died peacefully. Don was born on January 29, 1957 in Dearborn, MI to James Guibord and Dina Lombardi. Growing up in Dearborn don... View Obituary & Service Information
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