In Memory Of

Peter Guinnip (Guinnip) - Class Of 1975

AUBURN | Mr. Peter J. Guinnip, 58, of 17 First Ave., Auburn, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.

“Pete,” was born on Jan. 24, 1957, the son of the late Arthur James Guinnip and his surviving mother, Sara Jane Devereaux Guinnip. A lifelong Auburnian, he began his education at St. Alphonsus Parochial School. While attending parochial school, he formed many lifelong friendships. He was a graduate of St. Alphonsus, the class of 1975 from Auburn High School, a graduate of the University of Buffalo, and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

He was employed as a physical therapist with Auburn Community Hospital, Hospice of the Finger Lakes, Auburn Nursing Home, and Cayuga County Home Health Care.

Pete was also known as the “Lincoln Legend.” Always enjoying the activities at his nearby park, he was a basketball player, golfer, and genuine sports fan. A great walk, listening to all kinds of music, being a trivia master, and watching movies were some of his past times.

It was his family that brought him much pride, joy, and satisfaction. Visiting and caring for his mother, attending all his children’s after school activities, and keeping his patients on the road to progress were all daily activities. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Surviving is his mother, Sara Jane Guinnip, of Auburn; children, Morgan D. Guinnip, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Aiden J, Guinnip, of Rochester, Devin M. Guinnip, of Auburn, Lauren T. Guinnip, of Auburn, and Owyn C. Guinnip, of Auburn, and their mother, Kim; a brother, Timothy Guinnip, of Skaneateles; a niece, Caitlin Guinnip, of California, and her mother, Kathy; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father in 1975, and several aunts and uncles.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 in Sacred Heart Church, Auburn. Interment will be held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 also in Sacred Heart Church.

The omission of flowers is suggested. Memorials may be made to the Guinnip Children’s Scholarship Fund.

Those that knew Pete will all walk taller, with heavy hearts knowing this was one of the most sincerely kind, humble gentleman of this generation, and was clearly one of “Auburn’s finest.”

Farrell’s Funeral Service Inc., 84 South St., Auburn.

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