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Jack I. Guedalia
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  • Wounded Warrior Project
    P. O. Box 758517
    Topeka, KS 66675

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“I met Jack at St. Andrews Physical Fitness in West Ashley years ago. He is one of the nicest people that I have known.He found out that I am in real...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Steve David - Isle of Palms, SC

“Carol, I have lost one of my heroes and role models and you have lost a lot more. Linda and I enjoyed you both back in the Navy, Magistrate and...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the familyDr. Ramesh Narang & Staff ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Guedalia FamilyJack was a long-time owner of a Creek Watch villa on Seabrook Island. He served on the Board for many years and was a great help to...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Ryan Cook - Cranberry Township, PA

“Judge Guedalia it has been an honor,a privilege, and a pleasure to have known you.My heart is heavy and my smile is a little dim right now because...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Aaron Norris - N.Charleston, SC

“,sleep well judge G. Because you have worked long and well for so many people Pray that God received you with open arms and that you will be...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Viola Holmes - Charleston, SC

“Dear Carol and Family,We are sorry to hear about your loss, but hope in time your memories give you comfort. I will always reflect back on the Judge...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Reggie Reyes - Los Angeles, CA

“Some people in this world are bigger than life and are an honour to know, love, and enjoy the warmth of their light. I am forever grateful to have...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Bryan - Sullivans island, SC

“I am a practicing psychiatrist at MUSC and had the pleasure of working with Judge Guedalia for many years in Probate Court. He was a champion for the...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Diana Mullis - Charleston, SC

“Dear Carol and family, We have so many wonderful memories of Judge Jack. He was such a giving person and took delight in making the world a better...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Michelle Condon - Charleston, SC

“Thoughts and prayers. He was a good friend and very helpful in 1990 when I began the Chaplaincy ministry ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Chaplain Rob Dewey - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Met the good Judge Guedalia in 1993. He played a major role in my NCIS hiring process. I wouldn't be where I am career wise if it wasn't for the...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Stanley Garland - Bahrain

“To Carol, and the Guedalia family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Jack meant a lot to me, and my family. He was there for me during my...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Pacita Whatley - North Charleston, SC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Downey - Beaufort, SC

“Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Judge Guedalia I will always...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Latasha Simmons - RI


16 of 22 | Posted by: Hilker Family - Seabrook Island

“Your kind spirit and compassion for others in and out of the courtroom was second to none. You will be forever in our hearts. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Cathy Mason - Daniel Island, SC

“So sad to hear of Judge Guedalia's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I have many wonderful memories of working with the...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Tamm Conner - Hollywood, SC

“Carol, Ray and I are thinking of you and the family during this time. You and jack were such fine neighbors for many years. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Judy Knox

“I am proud to have had the pleasure to know and work with Judge Guedalia. He was an amazing man! ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Iris Albright - Summerville, SC

“Judge G, It is with a very heavy heart that my thoughts and prayers go out to your family during their time of sorrow. For 8 years I had the...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Teresa Beutler CCSO Retired - SC

“I was in the Naval Reserve intelligence unit with Jack in the mid 1970s. As the only enlisted man in the unit, I was always treated with respect by...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Jeff Wallace - Aiken, SC - Friend


Jack I. Guedalia, 86, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Carol Ann Reeve Guedalia, entered into eternal rest Sunday, April 8, 2018. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 12, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. His Funeral and Burial Service will be private.

Jack was born September 24, 1931, in New York, NY, son of the late I. Jay Guedalia and Gertrude Passman. He served in the US Navy from 1953-1957, and then the Naval Reserve Intelligence from 1957-1991, where he achieved the rank of Captain. From 1985-1986, he was the Director of The Naval Investigative Service (NIS) (now NCIS) where he held worldwide responsibility for criminal investigation and counterintelligence. Following his retirement from NIS, he was appointed to the Charleston County Summary Court as Central Bond Court Magistrate where he served from 1987-2004. After he served as Magistrate, he was appointed as an associate judge for Charleston County Probate, a position he held from August 2004.His service career included affiliations with INTERPOL, anti-terrorism committees, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. His service in South Carolina included numerous advisory roles in causes against substance abuse and violence against women. He was awarded the Civilian Distinguished Service Medal from the Department of Defense, The Golden Falcon award for the longest serving member of the Naval Reserve, and the South Carolina Order of the Silver Crescent.

The beloved husband of 64 years and loving father is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Guedalia of Charleston, SC, three daughters, Karen Ann Guedalia of Charleston, SC, Jean Marie Singer (David) of Fairless Hills, PA, Catherine Lea Guedalia of Charleston, SC; granddaughter, Molly Brunson of Greenwood, SC, and grandson, Jonathan Whitaker Guedalia of Boston, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675