John Gunther

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  • "Dear Friend, Rest in peace. You lived life so fully and..."
    - Mirle Hernandez
  • "Mr. Gunther thank you for being my favorite teacher and..."
    - Taylor Rains
  • "I knew John from about 1980-1983 when I was very small and..."
    - Andrew Armijo
  • "John Gunther epitomized what a disciple of Christ was...."
  • "Our condolences to your family John. We will truly miss..."
    - Adrian M. Lovato
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Gunther, John David

John David Gunther


Beloved husband, fabulous father, devoted coach, everyone's teacher, and a loyal best friend was welcomed with excited and open arms by our Lord and Savior Jesus who said "Well done my good and faithful servant". John was born February 26, 1962 in Springfield, IL and moved to Cochiti Lake when he was eight. He graduated from Bernalillo HS as valedictorian in 1980 and from UNM with a BS in engineering. He met the love of his life, Shari, and they moved to California where he worked for Northrup for five years. They moved back to Albuquerque to raise their four beautiful children: Brittney, Robert, David, and Sarah. Some dear friends suggested John become a teacher, and that was the beginning of his teaching career. He started at Albuquerque HS where he taught for five years before moving to Sandia HS where he taught math for 17 years. He coached all levels of baseball and was the head baseball coach at Sandia for six years.

John loved so many things â€" fishing in the Chama, grooming the baseball field, cooking, and traveling â€" but what he loved most was his family and being God's servant in this world. He never wavered from his love and care for those around him and he was forever welcoming people in his home and life.

John passed into Heaven on March 15th which makes his departure date

3/15. We were in awe when we looked up John 3:15 and encourage you to do the same.

A celebration of John's life will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5PM at Copper Point Church.

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Copper Point Church
10500 Copper Ave NE
Albuquerque,, NM 87123
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 19, 2017