John Robert Guinther

| February 24, 2021

John R Guinther, 74, of Coshocton, Ohio passed away at home Feb. 22, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones from a prolonged battle with dementia.

John was born Jan. 11, 1947 to the late Robert Guinther and Helen (Barcus) Guinther, who proceeded him in death.

He married his wife of 53 years Sandi K Guinther on July 28, 1968 and was the loving father of Kathy L (James) Spizzirri of Coshocton, OH, Michael E. Guinther of Columbus, OH, and Lori L. Schneider of Coshocton, OH and the grandfather to Jeremy Spizzirri, Michael Spizzirri, Michaela Guinther, Ryan Schneider, and Hayden Schneider who all survive. John is also survived by his brother Tim (Lisa) Guinther and his sister Ada Guinther and nine nieces and nephews as well as seven great-nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs.

John was a member of the US Navy for four years after graduating high school. John retired from AK Steel in 2001 where he worked for 30 years. John was part of many volunteer organizations in Coshocton including the Friends of the Animal Shelter where he and his wife Sandi rescued and re-homed hundreds of dogs and raised money for.  His hobbies included coin and watch collecting, camping, traveling, visiting Amish country, spending time with family and friends, porch sitting, cooking out and shouting at the tv on Sundays while watching his favorite team the Cleveland Browns.  John was a frequent visitor to Pearl Valley Cheese as it was the only place for him to get his favorite holey mild swiss.

John will be dearly missed by all who knew him as fun loving and always smiling.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 from noon to 2 p.m. at Given-Dawson Paisley Funeral Home. Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, social distancing measures will be in place and there will be a limited number of people inside the funeral home at a time. We also ask that you please wear a face mask at all times for the health and safety of our guests and employees.

In lieu of burial, a catered fellowship will immediately follow visiting hours at The Warehouse Restaurant in Roscoe Village.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in John’s name to St. Jude.

An online memorial can be viewed at

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