John Henry Guenther

John Guenther PhotoJohn Henry Guenther – 63 – of 7828 Route 21, Hornell, (Town of Fremont), died early Wednesday morning (September 28, 2016) at his home, following a brief battle with cancer.

A native & lifelong resident of Hornell, he was born February 24, 1953 and was the son of Henry & Agnes (Carrier) Guenther.

John was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1971) where he excelled at sports — especially baseball & football. He also “made his mark” on the baseball diamond while playing Little League Baseball, Babe Ruth League Baseball and Older Babe Ruth League Baseball. During his high school years he was known to make a daily appearance at Abby’s Pool Hall where he became an extremely proficient pool player as well as a great ping-pong player.

Following high school, John attended SUNY Morrisville and later graduated from Alfred State College with a degree in horticulture. Throughout the years he was a self-employed landscaper and was always very proud of his contribution to the landscaping on the Hornell Broadway Mall.

John was an avid golfer and was a longtime member of the Hornell Country Club (later Hornell Golf Club). He was a member of the Hornell Association, Hornell Elks Lodge, Hornell Moose Club as well as the Hornell American Legion, Arkport American Legion and Hornell VFW. He thoroughly enjoyed his times meeting up with his friends at these great fraternal organizations.

He always loved watching sporting events on TV and especially enjoyed rooting for his beloved Miami Dolphins. In his younger years, John enjoyed attending his daughter’s sporting and school events.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Elsa Wechter.

Surviving are three daughters, Elsa Guenther of Rochester, NY, Kristen Guenther of Nashville, TN and Katie Guenther of Hornell; 2 brothers, William “George” Guenther of Crystal Beach, FL and David (Patience) Guenther of Estero, FL; his former wife, Terry (Jay) Pullman of Arkport; his niece Molly (Scott) Houck and his nephew, Kyle Wechter.

At John’s request there will be no calling hours or services. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

John’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Care First Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

11 Responses to “John Henry Guenther”

  1. Nancy Notz Fagnan says:

    The class of ’71 has lost another classmate. May you rest in peace John.

  2. Sarah Banker says:

    My heart is with all of you during this difficult time. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, and send all of my love to each of you.

  3. Roger and Candy Graham says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers
    go out to the Guenther family. We always enjoyed passing
    his house to see him out working on his many lawn projects.

  4. wayne hoskins says:

    John Henry(gumbo),we the class of 71 have lost another friend. May you RIP.

  5. Tom Drumm says:

    I was so sorry to hear the loss of John. He was a good friend and I’ve known him since High School, and the former Big Elms. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time.

    Tommy Drumm, Hornell, NY

  6. Mary Ann Conz Goth says:

    David, George and John’s family. We were so sorry to hear of John’s death. So many fond memories of our years in North Hornell You are in our thoughts at this time. Mike and Mary Ann

  7. Joe and Mary Cameron says:

    Sorry to hear, David.

    God bless you and your family.

    Joe and Mary Cameron and family

  8. Joe and Mary Cameron says:

    We were saddened to hear, David.

    God bless you and your family.

    Joe and Mary Cameron and Family

  9. Chris C says:

    Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you to cope and endure this difficult time.

  10. Marianne Matacale says:

    John Henry — I will never forget you – or your generosity to Summerfest and Arkport Community Theater. and our talks. RIP gentle spirit

  11. Georgia Weed says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of John Henry. He was a true gentleman and my condolences to all who loved him. Fly high JHG!