- February 2, 1941 - December 29, 2011
- Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Fred L. Guibara passed away peacefully on December 29, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, California following a courageous battle with non-alcohol related Cirrhosis of the Liver.
Fred was born in Los Angeles, California to Ruth Ann and Leon Guibara on February 2, 1941. Fred was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by brother Albert Guibara, son James Guibara, daughter Pamela Heiberg, four grandchildren: Tanner Arden, Cameron Guibara, Tatum Heiberg and Gavin Guibara, nephews Ryan and Kevin Guibara, and niece Chrissy Guibara. Fred also leaves behind his constant companions, his adored "kids" Katie and Digory. Fred will be missed by countless friends and loved ones including best friend Carmen Yonn.
Fred L. Guibara proudly and heroically serviced his country for 5 years in the United States Navy and was on active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Following his military service, Fred earned his degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from San Francisco City College. Fred spent 40+ years in the foodservice industry starting his career with Tiedemann & McMoran (later purchased by Monarch Foods) in San Francisco in 1963. Fred was with Golden State Foods, the McDonald's distributor, for 10 years before joining Sysco Foodservices in 1982. Over the years Fred worked in California, Hawaii, Washington, Texas, Florida and Colorado. He was a Senior Vice President with Sysco Los Angeles when he retired in 2008.
Fred had a generous spirit and helped countless people during his lifetime. He was a gifted businessman who was able to overcome any obstacle, even getting a railroad schedule changed to save a planned customer event during his time with Nobel / Sysco in Denver, Colorado. Fred was instrumental in helping countless colleagues get the order, make the quota or achieve a promotion. He was the ultimate professional with a sense of urgency and dedication that will be remembered by all who were privileged to have worked with him.