CW2 Richard A. Guenther was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/11/2023 at the age of 72.6
New Kensington, PA
Flight Class 71-15
Date of Birth 08/22/1950
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/101 AVN 101 in 71-72
Call sign in Vietnam BLACK WIDOW
This information was provided by Richard Green

More detail on this person: Richard A. "Gunny" Guenther Sr. 72, of Lower Burrell, died Saturday March 11, 2023 in his home. He was born in Tarentum on August 22, 1950 to the late James H. Guenther Sr. and Ollie P. Adams Guenther and was a life long resident of the local area.

Mr. Guenther was an Vietnam Veteran serving in the Army 101st Airborne Division where he was a helicopter pilot under the Black Widow call sign. He was the owner and operator of both Appraisals by Gunny as well as Gunny's Lounge, Arnold. He also worked in the Exploration Division for Gulf Research. He was a member of the New Kensington Eagles, Tarentum VFW, Lower Burrell American Legion 868 and the Slovak Club in Creighton. He enjoyed golfing, bar hopping, yearly vacation to the Golden Sands in Ocean City, MD., with is late wife, kids and grandkids and was an avid Steelers fan. He is survived by his three children Richard Guenther Jr. of Central City, PA., Jarret (Cindy) Guenther of Schellsburg, PA., Melissa (Chuck) Hawk of Lower Burrell, grandchildren Renae, Tanner, Jackson, Colton, Ashley, Storm, Shana, Ella and Austin, great grandchildren Sophia, Raelynn and Kingsly, brother James "Jimmy G" Guenther and sister Donna Lang both of New Kensington.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Judy Arabia Guenther on May 9, 2020. Private arrangements and burial in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell by THE RUSIEWICZ FAMILY OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS, ARNOLD & LOWER BURRELL. The family suggests donations made in his name to the American Cancer Society,

Burial information: Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, PA

This information was last updated 05/13/2023

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