John C. Gudikunst John C. Gudikunst

John C. Gudikunst, 75, of South Whitehall Twp., passed away on March 7, 2017 at home. He was the loving husband of Lynn E. (Sabatine) Gudikunst. They were married for 48yrs on June 29, 2016. John was a health and physical education teacher at Trexler Middle School in Allentown until retiring. He was a facility manager at Emmaus Aquatic Center and Stonecrest Swim Club, as well as an assistant swimming coach at Emmaus High School. John was a 1959 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School and a 1963 graduate of East Stroudsburg University. He was a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity at East Stroudsburg University, was member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and was recently memorialized with a scholarship fund in his name. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Darwin and Hazel (Fordyce) Gudikunst. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.

Survivors: Wife, Daughters: Kim M. wife of Reid Sadler of Duluth, GA and Amy L. wife of Eric Suloff of Portage, MI, Son: Michael J. Gudikunst husband of Satomi of Prescott, AZ, Brother: Ronald Gudikunst and his wife Mary of Mohnton, PA, Sisters: Carol Ann wife of David Stanislawczyk of Shillington, PA and Joanne wife of Robert Werner of Mohnton, PA and Grandchildren: Brayden, Ashlyn, Logan, Isabella, Kyle, Kenji and Misora.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown and on Monday, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. in the Church. A Memorial Mass of will be held on Monday, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the John C. Gudikunst Memorial Fund, c/o BETA PSI Housing Association P.O. Box 494 East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

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