Obituary of Walter H. Gunn
Walter H. Gunn, age 87, a lifelong resident of Painesville, died on December 29, 2022.
He was born on August 17, 1935 in Painesville to the late Walter F. and Anna (nee: Heckman) Gunn. Walter received his bachelor degree in chemistry from The College of Wooster, and attended Case Western Reserve University toward a master degree in chemistry. Walter served in the U.S. Army with the Chemical Corp. at the U.S. Chemical Center in Edgewood, MD.
Walter was employed by Diamond Alkali and Metal Coatings International Inc. He holds many U.S. and foreign patents in corrosion resistant coating on metal surfaces. His professional affiliations include the American Chemical Society, American Society of Metals and The American Society of Testing Materials.
He was a member of the Painesville United Methodist Church, The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Painesville Masonic Temple Lodge, Painesville Elks Lodge #549, and Urania Chapter #284 OES.
Walter loved the outdoors, nature, and yardwork, in addition to being skilled in music, playing the trumpet and piano. Walter was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He is survived by his sons; Mark (Susan) Gunn of Twinsburg, and John (Susan) Gunn of Powell; and grandchildren, Samantha, Jessica, Abigail and Maxwell.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Elma (nee: Fought) Gunn; sister, Ethyl Grant; and brother, Harry Gunn.
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, Ohio 44077. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Uniontown, OH 44685, phone 330-899-9100, CrossroadsHospice.com.
Online condolences and directions available at www.johnsonfuneralservices.net
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