On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, and Friend died at home in Lorton, VA. Born on January 17, 1944, in Antillo, Sicily, Italy, Guy immigrated to the United States as a child, grew up in Washington, DC, graduated from Anacostia High School in 1963, and received his BA in Economics from the University of Maryland. After graduating college, Guy served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany and Italy. In 1978, he built a house on St. Leonard Creek in Southern Maryland, where he was a part-time resident for the rest of his life, calling the house his “villa”. Many, including his children, will remember him as their soccer and basketball coach, which he enjoyed immensely.
He worked for the Federal Government for over 30 years as an Economist with the US Census Bureau and the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. In retirement, Guy continued to have a full and adventurous life, and he loved the outdoors. He routinely visited national parks and hiked across Virginia and Maryland as well as distant locations, such as Alaska, Sicily, and the Western United States. Has was especially fond of the Appalachian Trail and made an effort to hike a two-mile stretch in each of the fourteen States it traverses. As a master gardener, he cultivated squash, eggplant, tomatoes, asparagus, several varieties of peppers, and many more vegetables. His fig trees were a marvel to visitors, and he shared the figs with friends and family. In the winter, when his garden was dormant, Guy volunteered his time during tax season to help prepare taxes for senior and low-income taxpayers.
Guy remained close with his sizable family residing in Sicily and the United States. He is preceded in death by his parents, Domenico Toscano and Antonina Smiroldo Toscano of Antillo, Sicily, Italy. He is survived by his wife of 50+ years, Rita Cahill Toscano of Lorton, VA, his twin daughters, Pauline Toscano Lancaster (Robert) of Oakton, VA, Jeannette Cahill Domask (Dean) of Phoenix, AZ, his son, Aaron Antonio Toscano of Charlotte, NC, and his grandchildren, Mya and Sasha Domask, Hayden and Bridget Lancaster. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, and details will be posted on his Facebook profile. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any non-profit of your choice in honor of Guy’s memory.