Chieko Sato Guiney

November 8, 2022 She was the boss of Colonel Thomas B. Guiney, USMC (Ret.)

Chieko Sato Guiney, age 82, of Kennett Square, PA passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. She was the boss of Colonel Thomas B. Guiney, USMC (Ret.) with whom she shared 47 adventurous years of marriage.

She was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Yamanashi Prefecture near Mt. Fuji. She emigrated to the United States in the 60’s and became a U.S. citizen in 1978.

Chieko was a homemaker and an excellent cook. She enjoyed sewing as she was a professionally trained seamstress. She loved baseball, football and, of course, sumo wrestling. She was an avid golfer and an active member of the Moccasin Run Ladies’ league. Additionally, she supervised and inspected Tom’s many construction projects.

She is survived by her husband, daughter Pamela Guiney (Daniel Fung), son Frank Guiney (Jennifer), four grandchildren Meghan, Thomas, Sarah, and Jacob, two step-grandchildren, Dale and Nancy, and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews in Japan.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m.

A dinner to Celebrate Chieko’s life will be held at Loch Nairn Golf Club immediately after the memorial service. We welcome all to join us.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Diabetes Association.

To View her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Memorial Donations

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter

399 Market St #250
Philadelphia, PA 19106

American Diabetes Association

2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202



November 30, 2022 2:00PM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Memorial Service

November 30, 2022 3:00PM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. My deepest condolences on Mrs. Guiney’s passing. I can remember watching the whole family jogging together off Bernie Street and up Johnson Drive and thought it was so cool watching a whole family running in the neighborhood :-). I used to be the be the neighborhood newspaper boy and attended school with the kids back in Oceanside. Chieko was such a nice lady. I send heartfelt prayers to the family.

    Paul Potter | November 23, 2022 at 4:00 AM
  2. Tom:

    Sorry to hear about Chico… my Dad had Alzheimer’s… tough times…hope your managing ok.

    Rich Vogel

    Rich Vogel | November 20, 2022 at 6:25 PM
  3. I am sadden by your loss. Please know you are and have been in my thoughts and prayers. I send love to the whole family. I have many memories of Chiecko in Fulton land. Jana Mellott

    Jana Mellott | November 15, 2022 at 7:57 AM
  4. My Condolences to her family and Friends. I did no know Mrs. Guinea. I worked very close with her daughter Pam. I do know Chieko raised a beautiful, brilliant daughter, who I call Friend. RIP

    Jacci Michael | November 14, 2022 at 10:47 PM
  5. Kay and I fondly remember Chieko for her gentle and kind ways.
    Tom, may the happy memories of your long marriage comfort you at this time.
    Kay and Dan Guiney

    Dan and Kay Guiney | November 14, 2022 at 7:42 PM
  6. Tom and family, Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of Chieko.,While my contacts with the Tom & Chieko Family were limited, my daughter Lorri regularly informed me about the family members. During the last years of Chieko’s life, Tom demonstrated and lived the part of the dedicated and dependable husband and lover. He always held his family first and as Tom took loving care of Chieko, their bonds as a family became even closer. God Bless Tom and his family and the memories and qualities of Chieko will always be part of their lives!!
    David Witmer

    David Witmer | November 14, 2022 at 5:02 PM
  7. Tom and family: Please accept our most sincere condolences on Chieko’s passing. We have always enjoyed the times we spent with her and her endearing manner and smile. She was a very sweet lady and will endure forever in our memories. Our love to the entire family. Dale and Paula

    Dale and Paula Brown | November 14, 2022 at 10:44 AM

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