John Philip Gunther
NEWARK — A funeral service for John Philip “Phil” Gunther, 90, of Newark will be held Monday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Paul Hansen officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, where military honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Mr. Gunther died July 23, 2008, at Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon. He was born July 28, 1917, in Bronx, N.Y., to the late John E. Gunther and Elsie Agnes (Hansen) Gunther Koslow. Mr. Gunther attended Haren High School in Manhattan and Hemphill Diesel School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1935-39 and in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Gunther worked for Schuler Engineering, Gunther Steel and Erecting Co., and retired from Kaiser Aluminum. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Newark Maennerchor, the American Welding Society, the Aladdin Temple of Columbus and the American Legion in Newark and a 32nd Degree Mason Valley of Columbus F&AM.
He is survived by his wife, Electa Mae (Roberts) Gunther; daughters, Joyce Gunther of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Tess Philipps Gaines (J.R.) of Westerville; stepson, Jeffrey A. (Deborah) Lange of Mount Vernon; grandson, David Moses Philipps of California; and a sister, Marcie (Ed) Wilson of South Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Philip Gunther Jr.
Friends may call Sunday, July 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home, 59 N. Fifth St., Newark.