John Gordon Gunn, 90, of Brownville

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John Gordon Gunn, 90, of 316 Main Street, Brownville, passed away on Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2013 at the Samaritan-Keep Home, Watertown, where he had been a resident since August 20, 2012.

Born on May 30, 1922 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, John was the son of Frank and Caroline Smithers Gunn.  As a young child, the family moved to New York State after being naturalized as United States citizens. John completed his high school education at Brownville High School.

On December 24, 1939, he married Bernetta May Charest at the home of her parents, Laurence and Della Charest, Brownville. Bernetta passed away on May 14, 1999. They lived in Brownville their entire married life of 59 years.

John enlisted in the US Navy on August 4, 1944 and was discharged on April 7,1946 at which time he returned to his home in Brownville.

He was employed for a number of years by his father as a carpenter. He then began employment at the JP Lewis Company, Brownville, as a millwright. He retired in 1984 after 36 years of service with the JP Lewis Company which later became the Boise-Cascade Corporation.

In his early years, John enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing, birdwatching and gardening. In addition, he loved the company of his own dogs and later those of his children and grandchildren. His hobbies of carpentry projects and welding were of great satisfaction to him and his family.

He and his wife also enjoyed traveling, especially to Canada and the Adirondack region. In his later years, John was an avid reader, even keeping a detailed journal of all the titles he had read.  His time with his wife and children, along with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was especially important to him.

John is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Tana, North Shore Road, Dexter. He also is survived by nine grandchildren, Amy Gunn, Florida, Eric Gunn, Nevada, Nicole Thompson, Oregon, Scott Silberling, Stephanie Kuhn, Honeoye Falls, Jennifer Ramie, Dexter, David Gunn, Jamesville, Colleen Coletta, Waterford, and Erin Gunn, Watertown, and eleven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Harold Gunn, Brownville.

He is predeceased by his daughter, Jean E. Silberling, son Jack, brother Frank and sister Blanche Whalen.

Arrangements for John are with the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.  A calling hour will be held from 1 - 2 pm on Sunday, March 24 with the funeral at 2 pm the funeral home with Father Wayne Storey, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brownville, officiating.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the second or fourth floor Residents' Funds at Samaritan-Keep Home, 133 Pratt Street, Watertown, New York 13601 or to the Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water Street, Watertown, New York 13601.
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
, Watertown, NY
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