More detail on this person: Ronald D. Gunther Ronald D. Gunther Lansing Ronald was born October 4, 1947 and died August 27, 2009 after a brief, but courageous battle with Cancer. As a young man, he was always interested in flying. He earned his private pilot's license shortly after graduating from high school. In 1967, he answered his country's call to duty, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and distinguished himself as a Cobra Helicopter pilot, receiving 2 Air Medals of Honor and the Distinguished Flying Cross while serving in Vietnam. He graduated with honors from the Florida Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Air Commerce - Transportation Economics. His career spanned 23 years and included 14 years at Miami International Airport where he began as an Airport Engineer and left the airport as an Interim Deputy Director responsible for the operations of Miami International Airport and five other general aviation airports. It also included nearly five years in Hong Kong as the General Manager for the Chek Lap Airport Operations Development. While overseas, he was diagnosed with MS. He lived his remaining years with his father, Jack Gunther, who survives him. He was preceded in death by his mother, June (Gunther) Waite. He is also survived by children David (Andrea) Gunther and Debbie (Alex) Fajet and their respective children; his brother, Jim (Shelley) Gunther; nieces, Meghan Gunther and Rachel Gunther; nephew, Andrew Gunther; great-niece, Kendall; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Melanie Baker-Streevy of First United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Volunteers of America. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.
Burial information: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, De Witt, MI
This information was last updated 08/20/2018
Please send additions or corrections to: HQ@vhpa.org VHPA Headquarters
Return to the Helicopter Pilot DAT name list
Return to VHPA web site
Date posted on this site: 07/05/2021
Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association