Virginia Beach - Maj. Gunnar Guðjónsson USMC (RET.), 71, passed away January 31, 2014. He is the son of the late Magnús Guðjón Guðjónsson and Katrín Hulda Petersen. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps retiring with over 20 years of service. He was an active member of VFW, Marine Corps League, Optimist Club, Scottish Rite, FRA, Icelandic American Association of Hampton Roads. He was also an active Mason belonging to Kempsville Masonic Lodge #196 in Virginia Beach and a member of Khedive Shrines of Chesapeake.
He is survived by his loving children, Kristin Björg Ísfeld and her husband, Lárus, Kennan Erik Guðjónsson and his long time companion Nina Nastasia; siblings, Júlíus Guðjónsson, Thórhildur Ellertsson and her husband, Erlingur, Björg Matthews and her husband, Richard and his beloved grandchildren, Hanna Klara and Tristan Ísfeld.
A funeral ceremony will be held Sunday at 12 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich road, Virginia Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the
. Online condolences may be offered at www.altmeyer.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 14, 2014