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Anthony P. Gungura

February 12, 2021

Obituary

Beloved, Father, Father in law, and grandfather (Papou) and dear friend . A man of deep, sincere, unwavering faith. A man deeply committed to our Lord and savior Jesus Christ , our Holy mother of God, Panayia; The Holy Theotokos , and to the Greek Orthodox church . A man who whenever  was called on to help ,no matter how great the sacrifice or challenge,   after deep thought and sincere prayer , answered his call and stepped up and never looked back. He was called that way to become Psalti of the church, he was also called upon that way , to become my dad. He  will be sorely missed as he's truly touched so many many lives throughout his life, in so many unique and various ways. He blessed so many buy His deep sincerity and integrity  in his position of Psalti, Sunday school teacher and in many ways spiritual councilor. If he knew the answer to a question, he'd share and teach. If he didn't know , he was always honest enough to say "I don't know. "  Strong in spirit , so educated and smart and so full of beautiful wisdom yet had the humility of a true saint. His integrity and sense of accountability ,solid as a rock. He truly will always remain to hold a very special place in so many many hearts as he's touched  so many. He for sure was one of a kind in a very special way and will hold that "special place " in so many hearts as he was a great sincere man of God , great  friend , great listener , but also a great councilor. Ever so patient and ever so kind and gracious . He always made time for everyone and if someone were lonely, he'd sit with them and made sure that they were heard, listened to and comforted. He was so easy to speak with or turn to; so loving ,so kind and patient ,as he had a very down to earth approach and attitude, but could also easily mingle and converse with the most sophisticated. Truly, he lived by example , saying what he meant and meaning what he said . He was someone that could always be counted on. He  will sorely missed and always hold that "special place" in so many hearts, many lives that  he's undeniably touched. He will always be remembered and cherished  by his son and family, and to all that knew him. To know him, truly was, to love him.

May His Memory  Be Eternal! 

 

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Services

Viewing
Friday
February 19, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
7921 Old York Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Funeral Service
Friday
February 19, 2021

12:00 PM
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
7921 Old York Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Interment following funeral service
Friday
February 19, 2021

Lawnview Cemetery
500 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA 19046

Donations

Annunciation-Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church
7921 Old York Road, Elkins Park PA 19027
Tel: 1-215-635-0316
Web: http://www.anngoc.org/

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