Richard Sheridan Gunzer
April 26, 1941 – March 6, 2018
Tuesday March 6th, 2018 Richard (Dick) Gunzer passed away suddenly. It was a shock to the family and to Johnson Ranch Golf Club where he worked part time and was affectionately known as The President. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing with his many friends. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Dick will join his wife Gladys in heaven who passed June 13th 2016. He is survived by his sister Shirley Gunzer and her fiancée Lorie Geltzeiler, sons Scott Gunzer and wife Bless Gunzer and Randy Gunzer and wife Cher Carrasco Gunzer; daughters Jodie Delohery and husband Andy, Suzie Gunzer Yannes and husband Larry Yannes, Tracey Gunzer Arbgast and Fiancé Chris Anderson. Grandchildren Richie Gunzer, Chanel Gunzer & Caleb Gunzer, Hannah Delohery & Sophia Delohery, Dylan Arbgast and Donny Arbgast and his wife Lita Arbgast and great granddaughter Kaylee Arbgast. Dick was a massive man and always the life of the party. He always loved family and had an infectious smile with hugs to match. We are sure everyone that knew him will each tell you the amazing story of each of their relationships. In the last few years that Gladys was alive, Dick was an amazing steady support for her as she battled cancer. He demonstrated daily how much he loved her and their love continued to grow. They had a life of travel, fun and unique experiences but most of all a life of LOVE! Together with Gladys, they taught each one of their kids and grandchildren compassion, love of life that fostered the closeness they have for each other now. There will never be anyone else like Dickie. We all love you Dickie and the family is heartbroken to lose you but you truly did everything your way, including passing your way! If you wish to provide a donation in his honor please find the below two charities: https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate http://www.aussiefriendsrescue.com/donate.aspx
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Richard Sheridan Gunzer
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March 27, 2018
I am heartbroken as he was not just my dad but my bud as well.
Three years ago my parents moved next door to me. Then my mom passed and I thought it would be good for me to watch after my dad. As I think about it, it ended up being much more than that. It was a wonderful symbiotic relationship with my whole family. I saw him a few times a week and it meant the world to me. We would celebrate special moments or just enjoy a few of the every day moments that became special. Every accomplishment or concern of the day he would know about. My wife and my children grew to love my dad more and more as well. My son Caleb would just go over and listen to his stories (and there was SO many). My daughter Chanel would bring him some new craft that she made for him. Cher and my dad had a special relationship though... they would tease each other non stop but also would do anything to help each other. We all just loved his infectious personality. He was one of a kind.
Growing up I always was amazed by my dad’s strength. He was a massive man and was someone I looked up to. He made me tougher than I thought I could be and instilled his confidence in everything I do. I am sure everyone that knew him will each tell you the amazing story of each of their relationships. In the last few years my mom was alive, my dad was an amazing steady support for her and I saw how much they loved each other and how their love continued to grow. They had a life of travel, fun and unique experiences but most of all a life of LOVE! They taught each one of their kids and grandchildren compassion, love of life and we all became closer because of it. I am also thankful for my nephew Dylan who lived with him and the special special relationship they had. There will never be anyone else like Dickie and I will always be honored to be his son.
March 26, 2018
"I hope that I see the world as you did because I know a life with love is a life that's been lived..."
The word that always comes to mind when I think of my Dad is family. He was completely devoted to his family & there was nothing he wouldn't do for any of us. He also loved to have fun. We had many incredible adventures traveling to Mexico & Hawaii over the years that gave us a chance to catch up & have experiences that will be with me for the rest of my life. Less than a week before he died, I decided that it had been too long since I had seen Dad and my AZ family. I fortuitously came out to see them and Dad was looking great! He was also really excited about the golf Tournament at Johnson Ranch where he had reached the final round. Sitting around my brother's fire pit, we spent time reminiscing about great times past. That Monday, Dad, his friend Tony, Dylan & I enjoyed a memorable day of golf. We joked around and Dad showed me a grip to drastically improve my swing. Perfect Day!! The fun and memorable conversation stays with me even today. He brought me to the airport the next day & gave me a big hug telling me "can't wait till next time!". I can still see him as I tapped on the car window and we both said "love you"! Dad, you will always be with us & we will sure miss you.
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