Michael T Gunto

August 8, 1946 - June 5, 2008

08/08/1946 - 06/05/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday June 07, 2008
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

2-4 & 7-9 pm

Visitation
Sunday June 08, 2008
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

2-4 & 7-9 pm

Cemetery
Monday June 09, 2008
Valley Brook Memorial Gardens
304-845-8416 Ro

Directions
Service
Monday June 09, 2008
11:00 am
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Moundsville, WV
Directions

Gunto, Michael T. “Mike”, 61, of Moundsville, WV, died Thursday, June 5, 2008 in James Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
He was born August 8, 1946 in Glen Dale, WV, a son of the late Andy and Margaret Jefferson Gunto.
Mike was a retired repairman from PPG Industries with 34 years of service, and served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969, including 18 months in South Korea.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #437, an active member of the American Legion, Earl Francis Post 3, Eagles Aerie 499, all of Moundsville; the NRA, Natrium Bowhunters Inc. Club, Marshall County Hunting and Fishing Club and Local 45 C. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville, where he participated in church fundraisers.
Mike was a sportsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a master mechanic and carpenter, who could, and did build anything. His accomplishments include a 1934 Ford hot rod 3 window coupe, which he built from scratch, and his family home.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald “Sonny” Robinson.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 42 years, Cynthia “Cindy” Freeman Gunto; a son, Glen Andrew Gunto and his fiancée, Danielle Harris, and granddaughter, Cheyenne, all of Proctor, WV; two brothers, Andy Sue Gunto of Glen Easton and Larry Carol Goodnight of Moundsville; two sisters, Judy Dale Koski of Apple Creek, OH, and Sally Robert “Zeke” McElwee of Cameron; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Robinson of Proctor and Barbara Campanizzi of Wheeling; a brother-in-law, Charles Joyce Freeman of Florida; his mother-in-law, Catherine John Ducci of Moundsville; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Friends received 7-9 pm Saturday and 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm Sunday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville.
Interment in Valley Brook Memorial Park, Moundsville. The Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Amercian Cancer Society, St. Francis Xavier Church Renovation Fund, or St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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Bluie Eder
8 years ago

Cindy and Glen,

Just wanted to let you know that I am sorry to hear about Mike, my dad told me that he had passed away when he was delivering flowers to your house after the funeral.

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bluie, Chuck, Julianna and Rhys

Billie Jo and Joe Riter
8 years ago

Cindy, Glen, and Danielle, I wish I was able to be there with you all, but since I can’t be, please know that Joe and I are keeping you in our prayers and our hearts. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. May God Bless you all with peaceful thought during this time. Love you guys!

Mark Klug
8 years ago

Cindy, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I regret not being able to stop by and offer my condolences in person, as I had to be out of town. Simply put, Mike was a good and decent man. I just know that his reward will be, as promised by our Savior, something completely unimaginable to us. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to say goodbye to Mike. However, I believe it to be only for a short time. I’m absolutely certain you will see Mike again, one way or another, because I know you will be blessed as well. Please take care of yourself now. Mike is in good hands. Our Lord will take great care of him now. May God bless and be with you in a special way during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Mark and Christine Klug

Sam Steele
8 years ago

Dear Cindy and Glen, you have my sincerest sympathy for your loss of Mike. You and your family were some of the good memories I have of St. Francis Church.

Cheryl Ross
8 years ago

Happy Birthday Uncle Mike….we miss you.

Kimberly Dougherty
8 years ago

I am so honored to have called Mike Gunto my Uncle. When I was little, he had to hide on the steps b/c when i seen him, i would scream. Now i don’t know what i’m gonna do w/o him. We were suppost to go blackberry picking this month, but i’m sure Heaven has a huge field of them so hopefully when i get there we can do that. I will miss Uncle Mike but I will LOVE him always. His funny stories and philosophies will always be remembered and retold. I will never buy a foreign car or Heinz ketchup b/c of him and cold pizza and skim milk is the breakfast of champions!! I vow to watch Pretty Woman every year on his birthday, and A Christmas Story marathon at Christmas to remember and celebrate him. I cherish you both!

I Love you Uncle Mike and Aunt Cindy!!!!!!xoxo Kimberly

Jim Bracken
8 years ago

I am so sorry Cindy. He was a good man and lived fully. Always a ready laugh and a glint in his eye. His humor and warmth and kindness will be missed by many – especially you Dear Cousin.

Love Jim Bracken

Renee Butler
8 years ago

I feel very honored to have known Mike, he was a wonderful compassionate person. he would do anything for anybody and expected no favors in return. Mike always had a smile on his face and I will miss that as he drove by and always waved. Our deepest condolenses go out to his family which he loved very much.

Glen bird, I know he will always be with you because you have as big of a heart as your dad. Mike will be deeply missed by us. Cindy, Glen, Dani — I am so sorry for your loss. Your in our hearts and prayers. ROy and Renee Butler

Linda Rusinko
8 years ago

I only found out about Mike’s passing this evening. What a shock. When I remember him, I see a healthy, compassionate, gentle man who loved his family and friends, and whom I held in great respect.

My deepest sympathies go out to his family.

Linda Rusinko

Wooster, Ohio

Robin Wells
8 years ago

Mike was a wonderful person who touched so many lives. He was kind and willing to help anyone. It was a honor to have him as a neighbor. We will miss his smiling face and him waving and speaking as he walked by. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Your family is in our prayers. Robin,Denny and Cody

Gary and Karen Fordyce
8 years ago

One of the best friends I had growning up and getting older. We will always carry memories in our hearts and mind. Our love and prayers are with you Cindy and Glen.

Joseph and Gina Rodrigues
8 years ago

Our prayers are with you Cousin. Someday I pray that Gina and I can express our sympathies in person. For now, just know that our prayers go out to you and Glen.It’s nice to know he will be married soon.

God bless you all Cousin Joe and Gina Rodrigues

Bernie Good & Family
8 years ago

Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time on the passing of your Father.

Terry /Christine McDonald
8 years ago

Too many good times with the group Mike was a Dear Friend and it was our pleasure having met him, you often hear that someone will be missed it is especially true in his case. lots of love to the family Terry ,Christine, Christian Mc Donald