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Fr. John Gutting


1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Fr.  John Gutting Obituary
August 31, 1927 - January 28, 2018 GUTTING, Fr. John. August 31, 1927 - January 28, 2018. Fr. John Gutting was called home to The Lord on January 28, 2018. He is survived by his brothers Clifford, Fallbrook CA and Lawrence, Valley Center CA. Fr. Gutting also leaves nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins. Fr. Gutting was ordained to the priesthood on May 5, 1954 at St. Vibianas Cathedral, Los Angeles. He served in several parishes in southern California over the last 63 years and touched many lives. He was named Pastor of St. Anthanasius parish, Long Beach in 1977 where he served for 20 years. He retired as pastor emeritus in 1997 and moved to Nazareth House where he enjoyed saying mass, visiting with the other residents and feeding the birds and squirrels. While living at Nazareth House, Fr. Gutting assisted with masses at nearby St. Timothy's. He was loved by his family, friends and the many parishioners he served. He will be remembered for his love of people, animals and his wonderful sense of humor. Vigil will be at St. Timothy's Church on February 15 at 9:30 am followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Internment at All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthanasius Church, Long Beach.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 11, 2018
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