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submitted on January 11, 2021 7:46 PM EST
Name: Dee
Email Address: Misti1251@yahoo.com
Did you know Guy? No
Comments: I am sorry that you left this way.I read the whole story and even tho we never met . It made me cry, I had a friend and it’s been many years that he took his own life I still cry about my friend I still miss him and I am sure the people still miss you I think a lot about people who do this and I always think why couldn’t I stop it why did I not see it

submitted on April 9, 2016 8:20 AM EDT
Name: Daphne
Email Address: Site owner
Did you know Guy?
Comments: Whoever sent in the picture of Guy, thank you. It is the only picture I have of him.

submitted on January 16, 2016 3:09 PM EST
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submitted on March 10, 2015 3:11 PM EDT
Name: Avril
Email Address:
Did you know Guy? So sad to hear of Guy's death...he was our teacher in St. Thomas...truly one of a kind...very shocking for many of us who was not aware.

submitted on March 10, 2015 10:07 AM EDT
Name: Laura LaPlace
Email Address: lmlaplace@yahoo.com
Did you know Guy? Yes
Comments: As we approach our 30 year class reunion this year, 2015, there have been many discussions had on our teachers who made an impact in our lives. Guy Combine was certainly one of them. We have been trying to reach out to them to be part of our celebration and that's how I came across the news of Mr. Combine's passing. It breaks my heart that he's gone and gone in the way that he is. Unnecessarily!!! He was my World History teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands...and he made a difference... He was a very kind and caring person, not to mention handsome, especially when we made him blush and we all loved him and enjoyed his class. He made us want to learn!!! He's obviously touched many many lives as expected and I, being one of them, am grateful to say that I knew him and he made a difference in my life. No one ever knows what another is truly going through, what burdens they are carrying, and what pain they bear. All we can do is ask questions and try to be there for each other as suicide is not the solution and its sad that Mr. Conmbine knew that kind of pain and felt he had no way out. For all those he left behind, I pray that they find peace. Laura

submitted on March 9, 2015 8:20 PM EDT
Name: Karen Greaux Magee
Email Address: karenmagee09@yahoo.com
Did you know Guy? yes!
Comments: I am seeing this beautiful tribute for the first time. I'm so heart- broken to learn of Mr. Combine's passing... He was my history teacher when I was in the eighth and ninth grades at Sts. Peter and Paul School in St. Thomas. He was friendly friendly and caring ...we all loved him ...he rarely lost his temper, but we knew when he 'meant business' ...he had a great sense of humor, we wanted to learn in his class ...I think most of the girls had a crush on him! ...we thought it was funny he could blush so easily ;) ...we were a small group, and try to keep tabs on as many friends as possible ...my heart breaks for family and friends, for all whose lives he touched ...and my heart breaks for Guy,that he was in so much pain, he chose to end his life ... sending love and peace ...Karen xox

submitted on August 1, 2014 7:54 PM EDT
Name: Student of St Peter/Paul USVI
Email Address:
Did you know Guy? Yes
Comments: He was my history teacher for 9th grade and absolutely thought he was the greatest. I still remember fondly as he was a great teacher, caring person and his quiet demeanor just made you want to listen and pay attention. Saddened by his death and that he could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. Blessing and prayers to his family. Though I only knew him for a year, he was a positive impact enough for me to remember him 30 years later. Take care.

submitted on December 4, 2012 5:24 PM EST
Name: Susan Cambridge
Email Address: Susan.cambridge@btinternet.com
Did you know Guy? Yes
Comments: I met Guy at Durham University in 1978. He was doing an exchange from Penn State. We became close friends and kept in contact for a few years. When he brought students to visit the UK we'd meet up in London. I think the last time I heard from him was in 1986. He was very happily married, said his wife was a dancer. We wondered what life held in store for us and said we hoped we'd be able to meet up before we retired. Sadly that can not be. I decided to look him up tonight on the Internet and found this site. Guy was a very vibrant young man, he loved life and loved to play basketball for our college team. I have some wonderful memories of him. Just wished I'd kept in contact. Would have been amazing to meet up with you Guy in old age, but maybe in another life xxx

submitted on September 7, 2012 8:30 PM EDT
Email Address: Code 22
Did you know Guy? Yes
Comments: Always missed.........always thinking of you..........

submitted on December 29, 2011 10:20 AM EST
Name: Dan P
Email Address: liquidmetalxx@yahoo.com
Did you know Guy? no
Comments: sounds like one hell of a guy!

submitted on February 12, 2011 6:26 AM EST
Name: shelleyjim2@gmail.com
Email Address:
Did you know Guy? yes
Comments: i can't believe theres a site for my friend and mentor, guy combine.when i startedat combine bros, i was washing dishes.i watched the cooks running around at a hectic pace trying to ensure everything got out perfect and on time.15mins or less.in the back at the seafood station,a tall thin man was working by himself away from the other cooks, so i asked why.i was told that not only did he need the room, but that way he could monitor his chefs and help direct the whole flow of the kitchen.this is how i met guy.it was fissh friday,and the place was in chaos.but there was guy combine,sweating, with flames from the pans shooting sky high,controlling the whole scene like some mad conductor.it was at that point i decided to become a chef.needless to say,by busting my butt i manage to leave the dish crew and get on the line.guy taught me alot,and i mean alot.i'll never be the chef he was but thanks to him i can hold my own with any other chef and work in any kind of kicthen conditions.guy was a true friend, and i do miss him;he took a chance on me, and now i have a career that i'm proud of.whenever i do parties,or start a new job,i'm always ask what school did i go to.my answer is always the same.i was resturant trained by guy combine for 6 plus years.thank you guy.the passion for cooking you had is alive and well in me.rest in peace my friend.

submitted on January 13, 2011 11:15 PM EST
Name: Richard
Email Address: rkmarmion@gmail.com
Did you know Guy? Yes. I was hired at Combine's in April of 1990. I worked there till August of 1994 when I choose to move to Las Vegas to live with #4. I have a TON of great memories with Guy! From working the Pasta Station with Guy to arguing on the back steps till the cops showed up. We both started laughing and went back into the kitchen. In late '94 or early '95, Guy and Brian Gilbert came out to Vegas for the Pizza and Pasta show. We had a weekend of good time, going club to club! I saw Guy from time to time when I came back to PA to visit, but that was rare. On a break from culinary school in 2000, I stopped it and worked 2 nights in the kitchen, just to hang out and have some fun. Guy and I worked the Back Seafood station. We pretty muched goofed off and talked about the good old days and great food! After school I went back to Las Vegas till Thanksgiving 2003. I stopped at Combines for dinner, but Guy was off.... My dad saw Guy sometime in January and he told my dad that "he wanted to see me, catch up....." I was too occupied with my new job and family to stop in. When I heard that he took his own life, it really hurt and my life has changed from that point forward... Guy Combine was my professional mentor and someone that I looked up to as a Chef. I haven't been to Combines in a long time, maybe since his passing, but I think I'm going to try to go soon. It's not going to be the same, but, the memories live on..... Miss ya Guy Babe!!!
Comments: I posed on this a few years back. I am really glad that this site existes. Guy was a great person and greatly missed!

submitted on September 24, 2010 9:42 PM EDT
Name: Student at Sts Peter and Paul High
Email Address:
Did you know Guy? Hey, I came across this site and I was a student in Guy Combine's World History class in 1981-1982 in St. Thomas. He was a good teacher and really easy going. I can't believe this happened to him. If only he had someone to talk with before it was too late. Nevertheless I'm sure all his other students if they knew would miss him.

submitted on July 19, 2010 5:58 PM EDT
Name: Lisa D
Email Address: carson11@sympatico.ca
Did you know Guy? No, but he sounds like someone I would have liked to have known!
Comments: The stories Daphne relays on this page bring Guy to life again! He sounds like he was a real great person and I'm sorry he couldn't have found help.

submitted on April 20, 2010 12:04 AM EDT
Name: Madeline Combine
Email Address: combinms@westminster.edu
Did you know Guy? Guy was my oldest uncle, I'm Chris's (son 3#)daughter
Comments: It really upsets me to see someone writing such horrible things on something dedicated to such a wonderful person. I can say that I only knew my Uncle Guy for a short amount of time. He left me stranded when I was only 13 years old, I'll be 19 in july and I can't say that I don't miss him everyday. I know that the way you and others knew him was nothing like the way I knew him. I remember him in the back of the kitchen, where he made is seafood masterpieces on the busy saturday nights. I'd go down every weekend to see him, it was the only chance I got. He didn't stay long at Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, and I think that the mysterious way he would sneak out of my Grandma's made me want to know him. I remember him best the weeks before his death. I spent hours with him back in the kitchen while he told me about his diving adventures in St. Thomas. I remember everything so clearly, even after almost 7 years. I may have been young, but I knew that he was like no other person I'd ever encounter and I'd lost him just when I really started to know him, in my own innocent way. I knew he was sick but I didn't know what was happening. I'd never take back one moment I spent with him. I work at the restaurant now and every once in a while I'll walk back into the kitchen and hope that I'll see him back there making his specials and wiping the plate with his rag, or rubbing his dirty hands on his black and white checkered chef pants. I feel him watching me while I work and praising me when I can clear a table extra quick. I hear him tell me to stop when I do something wrong and I see him in my dreams, only a glimpse of course, because I seemed only to know him for a short moment. He's with me everywhere I go, looking out for me, looking out for all of us, loving us, the same way he loved his seafood masterpieces. Hey Ya, Uncle Guy. I miss ya and I'll be seeing you soon.

submitted on January 26, 2010 10:28 AM EST
Name: Leandra
Email Address:
Did you know Guy? No, I didn't, but I've known people who have thought/attempted to take their lives, and I know the panic and...sheer desperation for the person that you feel when you're in this situation.
Comments: It's really sick and shows how inhuman a person is to post disrespectful stuff like this on a guestbook dedicated to honoring a good person. It's really simple...and really cliched, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

submitted on January 25, 2010 5:25 PM EST
Name: Sharon L. Carroll
Email Address: sharonlcarroll@hotmail.com
Did you know Guy? no I didn't know Mr. Combine, until Now Missy you made him real to me, you made him someone I would of had the honor of meeting and knowing, just by your words and experiences with that Job, it wasnt just a job you found your true place and when you got hired there guy seen something in you as you seen in him, and it was great to hear the experiences and the love that you had for the job and for your dear friend, cause HE LOVED YOU TOO

submitted on November 22, 2009 1:23 PM EST
Name: Travis
Email Address: pewaukee70@yahoo.com
Did you know Guy? I didnt know Guy, but I worked in a similar restaurant in the 90s, and Daphne's story touched me.
Comments: You're either a great storyteller, or I somehow "knew" the Guy type in my own life. By the end of your page, I'd felt terrible and asking myself the same questions once you'd told of his death. I hope I find you well. Starting a zoo of my own, but this zookeeper demands his son only get two cats! (I only have to take care of 1.85 of them)



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