Private services to be held for former postmaster of Medway

Private services will be held today for a longtime U.S Postal Service employee who began his career at the Springfield Post Office and ended as postmaster of the Medway Post Office.

John Gunsauley, 85, who passed away in his home on May 17 will be remembered for his sense of humor, according to his grandson.

He was “known for his southern drawl and keen sense of humor,” his grandson, Ryan Wallace, said.

Gunsauley, a Springfield resident since 1956, served many years in the U.S Military and with the postal service, including 10 years as a postmaster.

“John served his country with the U.S. Air Force and spent several years in the Ohio Air National Guard with the 178th Wing,” according to his obituary. “He began his civilian career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1957, first with the Springfield Post Office and retiring in 1990 as Postmaster of the Medway Post Office.”

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He also said his grandfather served during the Korean War and on the USAF Security Force, also referred to as military police.

In Gunsauley’s free time, he belonged to the League of Postmasters, National Association of Postmasters of U.S., and Knights of Pythias, Ingomar Lodge #610, his obit stated.

Along with being a member of several clubs, Gunsauley also liked to spend time with family and play cards.

“He enjoyed gardening with his late wife of 55 years, Wanda, telling jokes, and playing euchre at the Elderly United,” Wallace said.

He was also honored in January on his birthday by a U.S. representative for his dedication.

“On John’s 85th birthday, he was presented a commendation from U.S. Representative Warren Davidson (R-OH), honoring his dedicated military and civilian public service,” his obit said.

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In addition to Wallace, Gunsauley is survived by his daughter, Lisa; three other grandchildren, Matthew Weaver, Jason Weaver and Jennifer; and eight great-grandchildren.

“His Christian faith helped guide him through adversity,” Wallace said. “John lived his life by never judging, never criticizing and only giving advice when asked.”

Services will be held privately with military funeral honors.

Online expressions of sympathy can be sent through the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home website.

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