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January 23, 1948 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Hector Hugo Guerrero peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

Born January 23, 1948, in McAllen, Texas, to his loving parents, Juan Francisco Guerrero and Irene Vera Guerrero.

Hector reveled in life's treasures, whether traveling and learning, cherishing time with family and friends, or savoring good cuisine and music. Above all, his heart brimmed with a calming joy, which he effortlessly shared with all, including his loved ones and the countless students and colleagues whose lives he touched.

Hector epitomized the American dream.

Born of humble beginnings in South Texas, Hector used his wits and determination to earn his PhD. Hector was a professor emeritus and former Director of the Resident MBA Program at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business in Williamsburg, Virginia.

He previously taught at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

He received his Ph.D. in Operations and Systems Analysis from the University of Washington and his BS in Electrical Engineering and MBA both from the University of Texas at Austin.

Hector published many scholarly articles and authored educational books on data analysis.

He also traveled extensively in Europe, Central and South America, as a consultant, educator, and tourist.

Hector possessed a profound and inviting presence that left an indelible mark on all those fortunate enough to cross his path. Whether it was during his travels to his cherished paradise, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, with family in Texas, at home in Williamsburg, or his recent years spent in Maryland, Hector built meaningful connections and showed care and generosity to everyone he encountered.

Kind, intelligent, and possessing a unique ability to brighten the spirits of others, Hector Guerrero was a beacon of light, with a life fully lived.

He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Hamm (David), son, Roberto Guerrero, grandchildren McKayla, Lili, Harper, Owen, and Charlie, brother, Carlos Guerrero (Yolanda), sister, Martha Mendez (Albert), ex-wife Kathy Roach, and his beloved partner of 18 years, Carole Lafferman Fitzwater.

A memorial service will be held at The Mason School of Business at William and Mary on January 20th, 2024 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Doey’s House c/o Hospice of Washington County at 11370 Caring Pathway Ln, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements were done with J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and expressions of sympathy can be offered to the family online at

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Memorial Service
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Mason School of Business (William)


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