LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — Jeff passed away on May 15 at his residence in Lake Havasu City of heart disease. He was born on June 26, 1961 and then soon adopted by Joseph S. and Joan D. Guylas in Alliance, Ohio.
He graduated from Lincolnview High School in Van Wert, Ohio in 1981 and later became a student and resident of Stewart Home School in Frankfort, Ky. In 2000, he moved to Tucson, Ariz. to live near his family following his father’s death.
Jeff was an avid sports fan and loyally supported his favorite teams, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes, Louisville Cardinals and more recently, Lake Havasu High School Knights. A gifted athlete himself, he won numerous bowling titles and won a gold medal in the Special Olympics World Competition in 1995 in the Golf event. He held various jobs before he became a handyman and caretaker for his precious Mother for the last 10 years. Jeff rescued numerous dogs, who he loved like family members. His was well known for his caring and generous acts of kindness.
He is survived by his mother, Joan, of Lake Havasu City, his sister, Jody and husband, Mike Roll of Tucson, Ariz. along with two nephews, Luke and Matthew Summersett of Tucson, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph in 2000.
A memorial service will be held at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home at 21 Riviera Blvd. on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Pastor Timothy Coop of The Crossing Church in Las Vegas officiating. A reception will follow to celebrate his life and achievements at Lake Havasu High School 2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd. in the gymnasium.
The family requests memorials be made to Lake Havasu Unified School District and Western Arizona Humane Society.