Jacquelyn M. Gunning, Laboratory Worker

July 20, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Jacquelyn M. Gunning, a former laboratory worker and longtime homemaker, died of cancer July 10 at her Severna Park home. She was 82.

Jacquelyn Marie Friedel was born in Baltimore and raised in Towson. She was a 1944 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School and earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1948.

Before her marriage, Mrs. Gunning worked for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and Hynson Westcott and Dunning, a Baltimore pharmaceutical manufacturer.

In 1950, she married Col. Thomas I. Gunning, a Naval Academy graduate and career Marine Corps officer. During his career, the couple lived in California, North Carolina and New Jersey before moving to Severna Park in 1972. He died in 1988.

Mrs. Gunning enjoyed bowling, reading and completing New York Times crossword puzzles. She was also an avid bridge player.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m today at Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church, 1070 Cecil Ave., Millersville.

Surviving are four sons, John F. Gunning and Brian J. Gunning, both of Severna Park, Stephen P. Gunning of Venice, Calif., and James G. Gunning of Red Lion, Pa.; three daughters, Mary Kristan Gast of Pasadena, Theresa Lynn Gunning of Annapolis and Kathleen Ann Gunning of Louisville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Another son, Michael D. Gunning, died in 1997.

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