John F. Gubbins

COAL CITY—John F. Gubbins, 72, of Coal City, passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 at Morris Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1950 in Chicago, to John F. Sr. and Jean (nee Walsh) Gubbins. He grew up in Oak Park, IL. and graduated from Oak Park High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Army, serving from 1970-1972 during the Vietnam Era and was stationed in Germany. He married Georgine B. “Gigi” Cutsinger on Sept. 24, 1977 at the Ascension Church in Oak Park. Together, they raised their two sons, Sean and Timothy, in their family home in Coal City.
John worked as an international export agent with UPS, retiring after 45 years. He served as Commander with the American Legion Post 796 in Diamond. John enjoyed fishing, golfing and watching sports on TV, especially Notre Dame Football. Most of all, John loved spending time with family and friends. At gatherings, he entertained all with his sense of humor and everlasting tales.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gigi Gubbins; his two sons, Sean (Nicole) Gubbins, of Channahon and Timothy Gubbins, of Diamond; his five grandchildren: Kiana Gubbins, Ethan Gubbins, Aidan Gubbins, Tyler Gubbins and Avery Gubbins; his sister, Jeannie (the late Robert) Niemet, of Hoffman Estates; his brother, William (Bridget) Gubbins, of England; cousin, Patricia Gubbins and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jean Gubbins and his brother, George Gubbins.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 at Ferrari Funeral Services, 1044 Ferrari Dr., Coal City.
Funeral Service will be from Ferrari Funeral Services on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 at 10 a.m. to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood for an 11 a.m. burial with full Military Honors. Those wishing to attend services may also meet at the Welcome Center at 10:45 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
A luncheon will follow the service.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www. ferrarifuneral.com
Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City are entrusted with arrangements.

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