John M. Gwynn
April 19, 1926 – July 28, 2015
John M. Gwynn, 89, of Washington, DC, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
Born April 19, 1926 in Gloucester, VA, son of the late Samuel Gwyn and Blanch Deal Gwyn, he was one of 13 children. He was an Army veteran of World War II; owned Gwynn’s Roofing Company in Washington DC for over 50 years, and also owned Gwynn’s Florist.
John lived in Lusby, MD for several years after retiring in his mid-seventies, and then moved to Georgetown, SC.
He loved his family, friends, and animals. John loved nature and was happiest when with family and friends on a walk or a picnic. He was a member of the Lion’s Club and the South Strand Shag Club.
Surviving are five children, John Gwynn, Deborah Mangan, David Gwynn, Sandra Gwynn and Matthew Gwynn; son-in-law Jack Mangan, daughter-in-laws Anna Gwynn and Teresa Thorpe, sister and brother-in-law Elsie and Tommy Dame, sister-in-laws Pat Gwyn and Ruth Gwyn, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolyn, infant sons Christopher and Randal, nine brothers and two sisters.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015