Robert Joseph Guinee, Sr.
It is with a sad heart that we announce that Robert Joseph Guinee, Sr., the founder and former president of ESC Safety Consultants,
passed away on Friday, July 24 2020, at the age of 90. Known more frequently as "Bob" Guinee to his many friends and family, he was born
in Queens, New York to Timothy and Teresa Guinee on December 27, 1929.
He graduated from Fordham University in 1952 and promptly joined the Air Force Aug 15 that same year. Then transferred to Texas
where he attended flight training, met his beautiful wife, and raised his family, making Texas his permanent home. He served
20 years in the military, during that time he trained to become a pilot, joined Strategic Air Command, and fought in the Vietnam War,
flying over 100 missions, earning many military awards such as the Bronze Star Medal in 1967 and the Air Medal in 1966. He retired
from the military on January 31, 1973 after obtaining the rank of Major.
While still in the military he returned to school and earned his masters in Engineering from the University of Michigan.
After military retirement, he went on to establish ESC Safety Consultants formerly known as Engineering Safety Consultants, Inc.
in 1981, a business that continues today, run by his son Robert J Guinee Jr, and supports many families across multiple states.
However, in 1995 he had another calling, and became a minister and began the Potter's Home Ministry. This would become his
life's calling for the next 25 years. There, his primary goal was to help the children in inner-city San Antonio, by encouraging
them to stay in school, out of gangs, and away from drugs. Through the years, he supported many families, even in his own home,
and would never turn a soul away that sought his help. The ministry will continue with the help of 360 Inner City Church.
A local church also dedicated to helping the underserved population of San Antonio.
Bob joined his parents, wife Olga V Guinee, siblings Donald Guinee and Patsy Azzarello in death on July 24, 2020.
Bob is survived by his children Susan Guinee McNamara (Paul), Robert Joseph Guinee Jr., Timothy Paul Guinee, and
John Thomas Guinee (Alicia). Grandchildren Teresa Scoggins (Brad), Rebecca Jackson (Aaron), Katy McNamara and
Jacob McNamara. Great grandchildren Carter and James Scoggins and Connor and Charlotte Jackson.
As well as a very dear long term friend Maria Ibarra.
Visitation and memorial Services pending. Burial will be at Mission Park North.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to 360 Inner City Church in honor of the organization that
will be taking over his Potter's Home Ministry to continue his service to God and the local community. 360
Inner City Church, P.O. Box 769431,San Antonio, TX 78245
John 15:13 (NIV): Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends