John B. “Goot” Guter, 82, of Blanding Rd., Sherburne, NY, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at the Katherine Luther Healthcare Facility in Clinton, NY.
He was born June 25, 1938 in Endicott, NY, a son of John and Henrietta Bryan Guter. He was a graduate of Sherburne High School and received his AAS in Electrical Engineering at Morrisville Agricultural and Technical College. John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On March 17, 1973, he married Theresa Hitti Abbott in Sherburne, and shared a loving union of over 47 years. John worked for the Village of Sherburne for 24 years, retiring in 1994. He had previously worked for the Xerox Corp. in Rochester for 8 years.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Sherburne; the Sherburne Fire Department and the American Legion Post #876 of Sherburne. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa; children, Bryan (Susan) Guter of Ashville, NC; Eric (wife, Melissa Fontes) Guter of Corona Del Mar, CA, and their daughter, Samantha Sullivan; Holly Gabel of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and her children, Maykala Gabel, Benjamin Friedman and Merf Friedman, all of FL; Jim (Jozette) Abbott of Chittenango, and their children, Ashley (Mario) Direnzo of Dewitt, Jake Reynolds (fiancée Mara) of FL; Steven Abbott of Hamilton; Tony (Linda) Abbott of FL and their children, Kellie (Warren) Cox and Jennifer (Eric) Clos all of Syracuse; a sister, Jan (Jack) Ewen of Oneonta; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services with military honors will be private at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Sherburne Fire Department, PO Box 575, Sherburne, NY 13460; or to the American Legion Post #876, PO Box 286, Sherburne, NY 13460.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.