Rest in Glory Sweet Friend: In Loving Memory of Salvador Guzman-Poverty Hero

Tiny - Posted on 04 April 2011

(Photos By David Elliott Lewis and Friends)


Dawn : January 25, 1954
Dusk : April 3, 2011, 7:30 PM

From Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Born on January 25 1954, Salvador Guzman studied at SF City College, and lived in San Francisco for over 20 years,

until he left us on Sunday, and made a peaceful transition at Maitri Hospice in San Francisco, after a long battle with HIV , (Salvador found out he was positive with the virus in 1994), at the age of 56, surrounded with loving family and friends.

Here is something he posted on his Facebook,
on which he last wrote on March 13, 2011....

which reflects his HUGE loving Spirit, so long Gentle Friend....

"I want to say…

"I want to say that life is very beautiful

I want to say that everything you ask you have in big quantities

I want to say that no one is responsible for anyone

I want to say if you are in bad you collect the worse from your surround

I want to say that if you create some good you get better from your surround

I want to say that everything you wish, everything comes to your hands

I want to say that God is our Pastor

And I want to finish saying that whenever you need him he’s in our hearts…"


Salvador taught me the healing power of Forgiveness, at a time I was choking on old resentments, and the power of unconditional love.
I remain eternally grateful, until we meet again...

In Unity & Respect
mesha Monge-Irizarry
one of Salvador many blessed friends....


Editors note: If u knew Salvador or can help a poverty scholar who walked softly on the earth-  Family and friends need your support. The Cremation School wants the $310 upfront to proceed with the cremation of our friend. An account has not been set up yet, but temporarily, cash, a check or a money order can be sent to 2940 16th Street Suite #209, SF CA 94103, making sure to write "Salvador Guzman Memorial Fund" on the check, and make it out to Salvador Durable Power of Attorney, 'James Keys'
, ..

I met Salvador at Maitri two and a half months before he left this world. Our meeting profoundly changed me in ways so that i am cannot count them and still, over 9 months later, he is still teaching me a better way to live. I will never forget him. He was my friend and i love him.x

He was such a kind and sweet person who touched everyones life he came into contact with. He will be missed.
James Chionsini

I took this photo of Salvador, Mesha and Mesha's companion, King Biscocho on September 29th, 2011. It was at a fundraiser for James Keys at his campaign headquarters on 456 Ellis Street, San Francisco. Salvador provided a lot campaign video and photographer for James. It was a good party and I enjoyed chatting with Salvador. Many will miss him. I will miss him.
Good bye Salvador,
David Elliott Lewis


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