Kenneth Allen Gutshall

November 13, 1935 ~ May 22, 2019 (age 83)
Kenneth Allen Gutshall, 83, of Smithsburg, MD., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, May 22,2019. Born November 13,1935 in Enola, PA., he was the son of the late Earl and Thelma (Rohrbaugh) Gutshall. Ken proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Randolph. He worked at Olmstead Air Force Base before retiring from Letterkenny Army Depot in 1988. Ken was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ of Cavetown, where he served on the consistory and cemetery committee. He was a jack of all trades and shared his talent with family and friends. He loved to drive and enjoyed his RV, traveling across the U.S. and into Canada, and attending Nascar events as a huge Kevin Harvick fan. Ken is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Winters), whom he nicknamed Dot and with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on May 16, 2019; daughters Suzanne (Tom) Downey of Smithsburg and Lori (Mark) Cates of Piney Point, MD. He was immensely proud of his family, especially his four grandchildren: Brian (Nancy) Downey of San Diego, CA., Brandon (Robin) Gatton of California, MD., Gretchen (Addison) Goodley of Flagstaff, AZ., and Logan (Brandi) Gatton of Hill AFB, Utah and two great grandchildren Cameron and Wren Gatton. Ken was preceded in death by twin great grandsons Jack and Heath in 2018. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 1,2019 at 12 p.m., at the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, MD. Rev. Ken Fuller will officiate. A reception will follow in the church social hall. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Ken’s honor to Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 100, Cavetown, MD. 21720. Online condolences may be made to the family at Arrangements by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
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