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Published September 13, 2008 07:48 pm - Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008
PAINESVILLE — Paul Alan Gunter, age 42, of Mentor, died unexpectedly Thursday, September 11, 2008, at Lake East Hospital, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.


Paul A. Gunter
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008

Star Beacon


PAINESVILLE — Paul Alan Gunter, age 42, of Mentor, died unexpectedly Thursday, September 11, 2008, at Lake East Hospital, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.


Born December 23, 1965, in Richmond Hts., he was the son of Walter and Evelyn (White) Gunter, and had been an Ashtabula area resident most of his life.

A 1984 graduate of Ashtabula High School and the tool and die program at ACJVS, he worked as a tool and die maker for Pace Engineering, Willoughby.

One of his life achievements was being able to own and operate his own Tool and Die company by the name of Visual Grinding Technologies Incorporated for eight years. He also built and serviced grinding machines throughout the nation and the world.

He enjoyed singing Karaoke at Grumpy’s, listening to music, playing the guitar, playing sudoku, traveling with his family, hiking, nature, playing “The Car Game” with his wife and children, but above all he loved to spend time with his family and his friends.

His survivors include his wife of 22 years, Kari (Schliskey) Gunter; three children, Robert Gunter of Alabama, Katherine and Megan Gunter of Mentor; three brothers, Walt (Elaine) Gunter of North Kingsville, Dennis (Audrey) Gunter of Ashtabula, and Todd Gunter of Ashtabula; two sisters, Virginia Heakin of Warren and Evelyn Gunter of Lake Milton; his mother and step-father, Evelyn and David Dubach; his two cats, Gwar and Grimace; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Sam Heakin; and his father, Walter Gunter.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 15th, at the ZABACK-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Road (SR 20), Ashtabula.

A short Service will be held at 8 p.m., Monday following the calling hours. A private burial will take place in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, N. Kingsville.

Contributions may be made to the family, who will later determine a charity to donate to in memory of Paul Gunter.

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Crash kills one


Friday, September 12, 2008 9:53 AM EDT

One person died and another was hospitalized after a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon in Concord Township.

A truck was towing an irrigation pump about 12:30 p.m. on Prouty Road near the intersection with Morley Road when the trailer became unhitched.

The trailer crossed the median, and an oncoming motorcycle was not able to avoid it, Sgt. Anthony Iliano of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

The man driving the 2008 Yamaha motorcycle and the woman riding with him were thrown from the bike.

The man, a 42-year-old from Mentor, was taken by a rescue crew to LakeEast Hospital in Painesville, where he was pronounced dead, Iliano said. Lake County Coroner’s Office will be performing an autopsy today.

The passenger, a 42-year-old woman from Akron, was flown from St. Gabriel School in Concord Township to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where she underwent surgery.

The 43-year-old Norwalk man who drove the truck was not injured.

Names of those involved have not been released because the family of the deceased had not been notified.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the crash, and no charges have been filed.







Man who died in crash is identified


Friday, September 12, 2008 5:30 PM EDT

The man who died in a motorcycle crash Thursday has been identified, though his passenger has not.

Paul Gunter, 42, of Concord Township, was declared dead at LakeEast Hospital. Gunter was unable to maneuver his motorcycle away from an irrigation pump that had become unhitched from the trailer of an oncoming truck, authorities said.

Gunter’s passenger, a 36-year-old woman whose last known address was in Akron, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and underwent surgery Thursday. She suffered a severe laceration to her leg, authorities said. Her name has not been released, because her family is still being located.

The driver of the truck, Mark A. Haynes, 43, of Norwalk, was not injured.






Paul A. Gunter


Sunday, September 14, 2008 1:52 AM EDT

Paul A. Gunter

Paul Alan Gunter, 42, of Mentor, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at LakeEast Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was born Dec. 23, 1965, in Richmond Heights, the son of Walter and Evelyn (White) Gunter and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life.

A 1984 graduate of Ashtabula High School and the tool and die program at ACJVS, he worked as a tool and die maker for Pace Engineering in Willoughby.

One of Paul’s life achievements was being able to own and operate his own tool and die company by the name of Visual Grinding Technologies Incorporated for eight years. He also built and serviced grinding machines throughout the nation and the world.

He enjoyed singing Karaoke at Grumpy’s, listening to music, playing the guitar, playing sudoku, traveling with his family, hiking, nature, playing “The Car Game” with his wife and children, but above all, loved to spend time with his family and his friends.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Kari (Schliskey) Gunter; three children, Robert Gunter of Alabama and Katherine and Megan Gunter of Mentor; three brothers, Walt (Elaine) Gunter of North Kingsville, Dennis (Audrey) Gunter of Ashtabula and Todd Gunter of Ashtabula; two sisters, Virginia Heakin of Warren and Evelyn Gunter of Lake Milton; his mother and stepfather, Evelyn and David Dubach; his two cats, Gwar and Grimace; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Sam Heakin and his father, Walter Gunter.

Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road (Route 20), Ashtabula, where a short service will be held at 8 p.m. Private burial will take place at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in N. Kingsville.

Contributions may be made to the family, who will later determine a charity to donate to in memory of Paul Gunter.

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Lake County: Serious injuries reported following motorcycle crash


CONCORD -- Lake County deputies are on the scene of a serious motorcycle accident at Morley and Prouty Roads.

Two University Hospital medical choppers were called to the accident to assist with the two people injured in the crash.

One chopper flew a female patient to MetroHealth Medical Center.

The other chopper assisted rescue crews at Lake East Hospital with the male victim.

There is no word on the condition of either person.

Kobe Brooks with University Hospitals Medevac told Channel 3 News that the motorcycle struck a woodchipper that was in the roadway.

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