Eldon A. Gwyn
January 7, 1923 – December 1, 2018
ELDON GWYN survived by his wife, Angie, of 69 years; children Jan (Kim) Schroeder, Alan (Patricia) Gwyn, and Sandy (Craig) Dunlavey; and grandson Josh Gwyn.
Eldon’s adventures began soon after his impoverished childhood ended and he found himself swept up into the whirlwind of World War II. When his B-17 crash landed at the eastern edge of the USSR, he endured 3 months as a “guest” of the rowdy Russians (oddly, Eldon never did acquire a taste for vodka). At the end of the war, he indulged an obsession with his favorite element, carbon, by earning a degree in chemical engineering. He followed this up by indulging his aesthetic sensitivity: he married a lovely, intelligent woman. They embarked upon a career with B.F. Goodrich International. Together, this intrepid duo spent many years in various foreign lands, facing a myriad of challenges while raising three children. These Eldon infused with his genuine love of reading and learning, although they remained a somewhat unruly bunch, (he often despaired of these children ever “getting it together” but they eventually surprised the heck out of him.).
Upon retirement, Eldon threw himself into history and philosophy, reading voraciously. He then amazed all who knew him by unleashing an astonishing artistic streak that no one had been aware of. His creativity produced true works of art in the medium of wood carving. Simultaneously Eldon spent as much time as possible with his grandson, bestowing freely his vast amount of warmth and patience that children require. What other gifts had lain inside him, waiting to be revealed? We will never know, for Eldon, international man of mystery, ran out of time.
Private family services were handled through the Rose Hill Funeral Home.
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Eldon A. Gwyn
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December 10, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Gywn's passing. He and Mrs. Gwyn have been neighbors across the street for many years. He always waved and had a nice word of greeting for all of us when he was out getting the mail, and he will be missed.
Tony and Valentina Adams
December 4, 2018
Our sympathy to you and all your family on Eldon's passing.
Tony and Valentina