John Gunning You Left us too Soon
Damn, John Gunning You Left us too Soon
by Brian Coll
John, sorry I can’t tell this to you in person… you did a great job raising a family. You always had a kind word about somebody, you dedicated your life to your family, friends and your trade. Every time I visited Schank Printing over the years I hoped your smiling face would peek out from behind one of the machines running. I know you leave behind a family that loves you very much. I know your grandkids and nieces and nephews will remember you fondly.
Thank you for being you, a good guy, gone way too soon. I know I’ll miss your visits to our shop. Our family is thinking of you and your family. We’ll miss you.
Here is the official obituary as well as details about the services:
Obituary for John C. Gunning Sr.
John C. Gunning Sr., age 64 of Conshohocken, died on Saturday,, March 30th, 2019. John was born in Sacred Heart Hospital on August 21, 1954 son of George E Gunning Jr. and the late Dorothy (Clark) Gunning. He was the beloved husband of Catherine (Kelly) Gunning for over 42 years.
John was a lifelong resident of Conshohocken raised on W. 12th Avenue. He attended St. Matthew Grade School and graduated from Archbishop Kennedy High School Class of 1972. He started his career as a pressman in 1971 with Schank Printing while he was still in high school. He stayed with Schank Printing for over 48 years and they became a second family to him. He enjoyed trout fishing, bird houses and fig trees. John was a simple man of the “old school”. He loved his family, went to work and never complained.
In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by: 2 sons, John Jr. of Plymouth and Timothy G. (Diane) of Conshohocken; 2 grandchildren, Gabriella and Ryan; and 2 brothers, George E. III (Marie) and Michael (Kim); and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Relatives and friends may pay respects on Friday morning, April 5th, from 9-11am at the William A. Moore Funeral Home, 708 Fayette St., Conshohocken. A service will commence in the funeral home at 11am. Internment, Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Colonial Neighborhood Council, 107 E 4th Ave, Conshohocken, PA 19428, 610-828-6595.