William P. “Bill” Gunning, Jr.

March 8, 1939 - May 8, 2016

03/08/1939 - 05/08/2016

Past Services

Friday May 13, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Friday May 13, 2016
11:00 am
St. Mary's Catholic Church
212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-9993 | Directions

William P. “Bill” Gunning, Jr., 77, of St. Clairsville, OH died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Liza’s Place of Valley Hospice, Wheeling, WV. He was born March 8, 1939 in Staten Island, NY a son of the late William P. and Enid Munroe Gunning, Sr.
Bill was the retired Owner/Operator of Gunning Trucking, a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was a US Air Force Veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Eileen.
Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years Dolores Mastronardo Gunning of St. Clairsville; a daughter, Teresa (Michael) Locke of Richmond, OH; sons, Patrick (Amy) Gunning of St. Clairsville and Matthew (Stephanie) Gunning of Jacksonville, FL; brothers, Robert Gunning of New Milford, PA and Thomas Gunning of PA; a sister, Patricia Fanelli of Bangor, PA; 10 grandchildren, Natalie Trumpikas, Jason, Shannon, Adam, Brian, Evan Liepinis, Candace, Catherine, Lily and Luke Gunning; three great-grandchildren, Giavanna Longo, Mason and Lawson Liepinis; several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Friday from 10 am until time of Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 11 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Clairsville with Fr. Ed Maxfield as celebrant. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lafferty, OH at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Liza’s Place of Valley Hospice by going to TreasuredMemoriesFunding.com
Arrangements by Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Clairsville.

To donate to St. Jude’s Research Hospital please CLICK HERE.

To donate to Liza’s Place please CLICK HERE.
Share your thoughts and memories of Bill with his family at www.beckaltmeyer.com

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Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William P. Gunning, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Air Force Veteran, William P. Gunning, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Alfie and Bob Lambert
7 years ago

Dear family,
My heart is broken for each and everyone. Bill was such a cheerful, kind and wonderful husband, father, grandpa and friend. He will be missed by so many. Thank God He is out of his pain and suffering. May he Rip

Cheryl Barfield
7 years ago

Dear Matt and Family:
Celebrate your daddy with your own memories and the memories that others share with you. This celebration will keep you daddy with you and a part of you.

Just remember, you will see your daddy again.

Cheryl and Jim Barfield

Maryann Droll
7 years ago

Dear Ones —
It was a true blessing to meet Bill; I visited him on May 4th, and we had a wonderful conversation about our God and our faith. We held hands as I prayed for him; and, I could sense a gentle Peace within him.
It’s not often that I meet a child of God like Bill; he seemed anxious to witness to the love of God for us through the great suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m sure that he’s heard those words: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant; enter into the joy of your Lord.”

May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)