John Gwin
John Gwin

Obituary of John S. Gwin

John Stephen Gwin Sr., of Wenonah New Jersey, passed away on April 29th, 2024 at the age of 78.



Born to the late Howard and Anna (nee Louderback) on November 5th, 1945 in Philadelphia. John is the beloved brother of Anna (Chuck) Ludvig, Howard (Ida) Gwin Jr., Joan (Angel) Gwin, Joseph (Helen) Gwin, and the late George (late Joyce) Gwin. Growing up, John learned how to play the saxophone, playing throughout his youth while attending Neumann High School as the graduating class of 1964. After graduation, John joined the Quaker City String Band & continued his love of music while performing throughout the city of Philadelphia. In 1965, John joined the United States Armed Forces in October representing his country with pride & honor as he fought in the Vietnam War. Later on in life, John became a member of the American Legion Post 281 of Chews Landing.


John met the love of his life, Linda (nee Finnegan) as teenagers & developed a connection that bonded them together for a loving 53 years. Linda and John loved to spend time on the Gulf Coast of Florida relaxing, going shopping together, and simply spending quality time together. The pair decided to share their love and welcome their three loving children into their lives, John Jr., Jennifer (Steven) Coleman, and Su (Kevin) Ballinger. John loved spending time with his family, and especially loved becoming a grandfather to Sabrena, Kyle, Madison, Meagan, Ava, and his grand-dogs.



John will be remembered fondly for his kind, compassionate soul, his outgoing personality, and cracking a joke at times that were least expected. His family cherishes the memories of his famous smashburgers and his love of NASCAR.


In lieu of flowers, please donate in John's name to the Wounded Warrior Project.



Relatives and friends are invited to attend John's military committal ceremony on Monday, May 6th, 2024 at Finn's Point National Cemetery located at 454 Fort Mott Rd, Pennsville, NJ 0807. Please meet at the Main Office Building at 11am to be directed to John's ceremony.


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Military Committal Service

11:00 am
Monday, May 6, 2024
Finn’s Point National Cemetery
454 Fort Mott Road
Pennsville, New Jersey, United States

Graveside or Committal Services

Finn's Point National Cemetery
454 Fort Mott Rd
Pennsville, New Jersey, United States
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