John E. Gundy was born in Canada in 1905. In Rye his family lived at 15 Milton Road and were members of the Presbyterian Church. John served as an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II.
GUNDY. Jehu 1, ' 4LD. The Board of Trustees A the Adminstration of United Hospital Medkal cantor note with sadness the death el Dr. John Gundy. Dr. Gundy was a pedtotridan on stall at United from lfM to lffi During his 40 veers el practicing madkina, Dr. Gundy touchad lha lives el thousands of . chlkfren A wW always be remembered tor his aanlto A caring concern for his PPttanh. He was a compassionate physician who was drtlcatod to the Nghesl ideals ot metSdne. Wa extend our condolences to his entire tomHy, especially Dr. Edward V. Gundy, our coHeegue A preskknl of United's Medcal A Dental Staff.
Major John E. Gundy Home From Service In Italy
No gory details or hair-raising stories were forthcoming from Major John E. Gundy when asked about his Experiences while with the Medical Corp 10th Mountain Division, in Italy. He merely smiled and said he liked the Italian people as a whole, thought the country beautiful, particularly in the foothills of the Alps where he visited Mussolinis villa on Lake Garda a few days after he died, and although he liked seeing various parts of Europe, he was very glad to be back home. Major Gundys record speaks for itself, however. He was decorated with the Bronze Star for meritorius service in combat in the Appennine Mountains and Po Valley. He joined the Army in July 1942 and in the fall of that year he was assigned to the famed Ski troops at the mountain training center at Camp Hale. Col. When the 10th Mountain Division was organized he became the Medical Inspector and went overseas. He is now on terminal leave and expects to receive his honorable discharge on Nov. 15. In the meantime, he has returned to his practice, which he limits to pediatrics and pediatric allergies. He has been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Major Gundy lives on Greenleaf Street with his wife and three small sons Jack, Bill and David.
THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday. October 19th, 1945 R
ye Men in Mountain Division Making War History in Italy
A number of Rye men are in the U. S. 10th Mountain Division ski troops which has been making war history in Italy this past week. The Division repulsed a strong German counterattack in the Bologna area. Some of the Rye men who have been trained with this outfit, are believed to be in this latest sortie. They include Captain Lawrence Rainsford in the Medical unit, son of Dr. and Mns. Lawrenee Rainsford, Blind Brook Lodge; Major John Gundy, Division Medical Inspector, whose wife lives on Greenleaf Street; Pfc. Gordon Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Ryan, Ridgewood Drive; Pfc. John A. Tony Dyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dyer, Midland Avenue; T-4 Robert Langeloh, son of Mr. and Mm. Edward J. Langeloh, Winthrop Street; Pfc. Robert Lathrop. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lathrop, Blind Brook Lodge; Pfc. David Close, son of Mrs. Stuart Close and the late Mr. Close, formerly of Rye; Major Louis Thorne, psychiatrist in the Medical unit, son of Samuel Thorne. Post Road; Pfc. Robert Ritz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ritz, Apawamis Avenue.
These men have undergone a rigorous, specialized training program before going overseas. The curriculum of the mountain infantry is to dig into a snow bank and wait; take long marches through a cutting wind at a temperature well below zero; eat, sleep, work and live in the bitterness of the cold and wet. They have to be mule packers, rock climbers and mountaineers in general, because the caissons dont go rolling along in the mountains. All the way, along broken trails cr through soft, knee-deep snow, artillery equipment has to be handlugged or mule-packed. The snow training is not restricted to the infantry and artillery, but is equally a vital part of the training of the Medics, the Signal Corps and the Engineers. A release from the Army was broadcast over Station WABC on Sunday morning revealing the activities of the Division, which had been cloaked in secrecy until that time. It stated, This morning the American troops that have been operating on Mount Belvedere have been publicly named the 10th Mountain Division. This is the unit of soldiers for mountain fighting that trained for so long at Camp Hale in the Rocky Mountains near Denver. The first element went into the line in the Appennine Mountains on January 9 and all the Division was committed before the end of the month. For several weeks, they showed their stuff in long range patrolling deep into the enemy lines, some of them getting a chance to use their skiis, but if the public has visions of thousands of white-clad figures racing downhill with tommy guns rattling, they will be disillusioned. Most of the snow has gone and the most characteristic performance by these boys is taking loads that would break lesser mens backs, going up steep trails where even the mules refuse to go. The 10th Mountain Division got the once over from their veteran neighbors the Brazilian troops who have been here for a long time. The verdict was that it showed the snappiest saluting imaginable straight out of the book but the 10th looked like a real fighting outfit, just the same, and now they have proved it. The commander is Major General G. P. Hayes, who won the medal of honor in the last war and fought at Normandy in this war.
PAGE EIGHT THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, March 2, 1945
Dr John E Gundy: pediatrician Or John Eveleigh Gundy a Rye resident who practiced pediatrics in the community and at United Hospital Medical Center Tor 60 years died Sunday at Osborn Retirement Community in Rye He was 90 Dr Gundy was born Aug 25 1905 in Chatham Ontario to William Eveleigh and Edith Verity Gundy He attended school in Chatham and received his and medical degrees from the University of Toronto Dr Gundy moved to New York in 1933 and completed his pediatric residency at New York Hos- pital He married Evelyn Howard on Dec 22 1934 in Old Greenwich Conn She died last year During World war II he served as a lieutenant colonel in the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army receiving the Bron'ie Star for combat in Italy Dr Gundy was a pediatrician on staiT at United Hospital from 1934 to 1992 He was chairman of the pediatrics department 1955 to 1969 and was the hospital's assistant Chief of staff from 1969 to 1970 He had a private practice on Cedar Street in Rye Dr Gundy was president of the Westchester Mental Hygiene Association from 1952 to 1955 1 Dr Albert Parker the hospitals assistant chairman of obstetrics and gynecology' recalled Dr Gundy as a well-respected man and an absolutely consummate gentleman V He was a deeply religious man in whom we all had a tremendous amount of respect and confidence" hsaid Dr Gundy's colleagues presented him with a plaque upon his retirement The plaque which is on a wall in the pediatrics unit says: His unwavering dedication to his profession skill and compassion have touched the lives of thousands of children: and have bettered all those who have had the privilege of working with him" After his retirement from the hospital Dr Gundy continued his private practice for two years He was a school physician for the Rye city school district for many years and served on the Rye Board of Education from 1965 to 1970 Dr Gundy was an active member of Rye Presbyterian Church serving as an elder from 1963 to 1969 He and his wife taught a Bible study course there Dr Gundy is survived by four sons John H Gundy of Danbury Conn William E Gundy of Lincoln Mass David H Gundy of Bedford NH and Edward V Gundy of Rye 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren Two brothers Joseph Gundy and Harry Gundy and a sister Muriel Kathleen Gundy died 1 earlier Family and friends are making donations to United Hospital Hospice 406 Boston Post Road Port Chester NY 10573 The William H Graham Funeral Home in Rye is handling the arrangements i
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