John F. Guntow Jr., 74, of Ocean City, and formerly of College Park, Md., died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his home. He was born in Richmond, Va., and was the son of the late John F. and Margaret Mary (Gallogly) Guntow Sr.
John worked for C&P Telephone for 40 years and was a former member and past deputy chief of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company in College Park. He was a Gold Badge member and past chief of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company and an honored member of the Maryland State Fireman's Association Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith A. Guntow of Ocean City; a daughter, Diana Sullivan and her husband, Wedge, of Prince Frederick, Md.; a brother, James A. Guntow of Crofton, Md.; two sisters, Margaret "Peggy" Malloy of Hurlock and Elizabeth Burch of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Annie, Maggie and Addison.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, John F. Guntow III in 2008 and Jeffrey M. Guntow in 2011; as well as his brother, William P. Guntow.