John Guiney Sr.

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John Guiney Sr

John Thompson Sr. "Lobo", Guiney passed away quietly at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center on October 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his spouse Ann Guiney, his daughters Cyndie Tafoya and Elizabeth, his sons Jonathan William and Martin Edward, and his brother William. John is survived by sister Suzanne Clear; daughter Carol Brusca; son John and wife Andrea Guiney; son Laurence and wife Jo Guiney; daughter Gretchen and husband Doug Slaughter; son Jonathan Guiney and wife Inga Tomlinson; grandchildren Jolie, Giovanni, Erin, Connor, Christian, Emma, Sean, Cydney, and Helene; his great-grandchild Trey; many nieces and nephews, and he was loved by many more.

John was a 1952 graduate of Hot Springs High school, an honorable naval veteran, and a distinguished graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Engineering. John loved doing crossword puzzles, drinking his morning cup of coffee while reading the Albuquerque Journal, and tolerating the shenanigans of his happy, noisy houseful of pets, kids, grandkids, and great-grandson. He had an insatiable appetite for World War II history, jazz music, crime dramas, and mystery novels. John demonstrated his patriotism as a life-long U.S. Government Civil Servant including positions at the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Energy. John was licensed as a Professional Engineer and a Certified Cost Estimator. A life-long learner, John also loved encouraging and fostering learning in others. He was a passionate NM Lobo and Dallas Cowboys fan. Above all that he held dear in this life, John was devoted to his wife and best friend of 55 years, Ann Guiney; they are finally together again.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project,,

P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517. In addition, the family would like to thank the staff at the MD Anderson Cancer Centers for their excellent care and for allowing John's passing in dignity and grace, and for everyone's loving thoughts and prayers.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 4, 2017
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