John Gainor

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John Henry Gainor, 73, of Taneytown, MD, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at St. Joseph's Ministries in Emmitsburg, MD. Born September 12, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Summers Henry Gainor, Jr. who was killed in action in France during World War II, and the late Cora Smith Nuetzel. He was the husband of Lynda Anne Swanson Gainor, to whom he was married for 49 years. John, best known as Dad, Granddad, St. John,¿and Honey, was the owner/operator of Kitchens by John Gainor for 42 years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown. He enjoyed traveling, going to the beach, boogie boarding, skiing, playing golf, playing BINGO, and most of all, spending time with his family and playing with the children. He was a fan of the Baltimore Colts, Ravens, Orioles, and Stallions. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Holly Ann Potter of Westminster, and Crystal Lyn Perry and husband David of Taneytown; sisters, Mary Davis and husband Duane of Aurora, CO, and Barbara Reitz of Bel Air, MD; sisters-in-law, Susie Vaughn of MD, Nancy Allen and husband Tom of MD, and Patti Morris and husband Mike of NC; grandchildren, Justin Etzler, his wife Sara, and their son Owen, Elaina and Nathan Perry, and Drew and Alex Potter; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son-in-law, Andy Potter. The family is sincerely grateful for the loving care and kindness shown by the staff at St. Catherine's. A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD, 21787, with the Rev. Cristopher Frigm officiating. Inurnment will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at the above address, or to St. Joseph's Ministries, St. Catherine's Neighborhood, 331 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD, 21727. Arrangements have been entrusted to MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME in Taneytown. Online codolences may be expressed to the family at

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 2, 2016
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