Clarence Guienze

Clarence John Guienze

Tuesday, March 19th, 1929 - Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Clarence John Guienze passed away peacefully on July 4th, 2020, after a lengthy illness. He was 91 years old.

Born in Franklin, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy, father Clarence Sr., sister LaVera, and son Abdullah. He leaves to mourn his loss wife Sharron, daughter Regina, son Stephen, grandson Tyler, brother Freddie Charles, nieces Guienzy and Dorothy, nephew Calvin Jr., “adopted” children Danny and Malikah, and a host of beloved relatives and friends.

This humble son of the segregated South graduated class President from Southern University, Louisiana, and did postgraduate work at the University of Chicago. He was a veteran of the Korean War, stateside.

Clarence worked for the Justice Dept., Federal Bureau of Prisons in the following roles: He began his career in corrections as a social worker; he later opened halfway houses Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City; he was Assoc. Warden in Michigan; and served as Executive Asst. in the northeast regional office, where he retired. He began a second career as Asst. Commissioner for the Maryland Dept. of Corrections, where he retired permanently.

He was a bass baritone, specializing in Negro spirituals, loved opera, was an award-winning photographer and artist, avid gardener, and gourmet cook.

He was a longtime member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, where he served as elder. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Nyack College.

The viewing will be held at Bradley Funeral Home at 601 Route 73 South in Marlton, NJ, 856-983-1005, on Friday, July 17, 2020. Viewing will take place at 10:30-11:30am; funeral following immediately. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Clarence to Fervent Church, 904 Cooper Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043.

Masks must be worn, and social distancing will be observed. Check the Bradley Funeral Home website ( for any updates regarding covid19 restrictions.

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Private military honors’ burial by invitation.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
    Bradley Funeral Home
    601 NJ-73 South
    Marlton, Evesham Twp., NJ 08053
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 11:30am
    Bradley Funeral Home
    601 NJ-73 South
    Marlton, Evesham Twp., NJ 08053
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

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Tracie Foster

Posted at 09:40am
Whenever I would have the honor of hearing Clarence sing, I felt the presence of God. His voice was the voice of an angel, and I am certain he is singing with the angels in heaven today! His wisdom and experience were always admired and we've missed seeing his smiling face in Church.

We will miss you Clarence. We are lifting up the family in our prayers.
Tracie and Jim Foster

Leonard Marshall

Posted at 02:18pm
To the Guienze Family,

For as long as I can remember our fanilies have been intertwined through segregation and beyond. Aunt Lavera and her family were merely an extension of the Marshall’s. My mother Nellie made it a priority that we not only knew and respected her yet more relevant treated her like an Aunt. Her children Calvin Jr. Dorothy and Guienze Marie Brent were my siblings. Regina when they connected us I immediately felt the love. I write this in tears and with deep sincere sympathy from knowing and fondly remembering your parents. I pray that Brother Clarence meets his maker with open arms and the warmth of a loving and blessed her. He was amazing and will always be by your side and guide you and your brother accordingly. Due to Covid-19 we won’t be able to make it however I will respectfully send a donation.

All our love to you and your family my sister. Rest in heaven Mr. Clarence John Guienze.

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Marshall Jr.

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