The Obit For Art Gunning

Francis Joseph "Art" Gunning

Published in NewsZapDE from May 8 to May 10, 2010

Francis Joseph "Art" Gunning, of Milford, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in Milford Center. He was 92.

Art was a former professional minor league baseball player for 5 years, catching for teams under the "N.Y. Giants", in the Eastern Shore League (Milford), the Western Association (Fort Smith, Ark.) and the Eastern League (Elmira, N.Y.). In 2004 he was inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame at Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Emma; a son, Steve Gunning of Baton Rouge, La; two daughters, Debi Dick of Annapolis, Md., and Fran Gunning of Milford; three sisters, from Sag Harbor, N.Y., and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave, Milford.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Milford Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., Milford, DE, 19963, in hopes to have a permanent baseball exhibit in the future.