James "Jim" Monroe Gutshall, 89, passed away March 18, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family after a ten year battle with cancer.
He was born September 27, 1932, in Lancaster, PA to the late Ola Merle and Ada (Snyder) Gutshall. They moved to Blain where he worked on his parents farm and graduated from Blain Union High School in 1951. He met the love of his life, Nancy, in Harrisburg at a dance being held by nurses. They married September 28, 1957, selling his steer to pay for the honeymoon.
Jim worked for the PA Aeronautics Commission as an equipment operator and mechanic until 1967. He then drove tractor trailers for Central Penn Air Freight, worked for Trans World Airlines as lead ramp supervisor, and started a landscape business. When TWA went out of business, he worked full time landscaping with his son. He enjoyed family get togethers, bus trips, travel to Europe, date night every Friday evening, coffee break and his "kidney medicine" (a glass of wine every afternoon). He was the man, the myth, the legend.
Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife of forty-nine years Nancy (McCurdy) Gutshall, grandson Zachary Gutshall, son-in-laws Ed Poet and Michael Nyhart, sister Grace College, and brother Merle Gutshall. He is survived by three children, Steven Gutshall (Pam), Sherry Caswell, and Vicki Nyhart. Jim has six grandchildren, Rachael (Josh), Nikita, Jose, Shannon, Jamie and Chad and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Braden, Apollo, Luke, Derrick and Bella. He also has a brother, Ray Gutshall and a sister, Jane Orie.
Services will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 11:30 am at the Christian Life Assembly, 2645 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill, PA. A viewing will be from 10:00 am-11:30 am at the church. Entombment will be at the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Central PA for the excellent care they provided in their time of need and ask for donations in lieu of flowers be made to them at 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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Hospice of Central Pennsylvania
1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg PA 17110