ERNEST CHIP GUNTHER Ernest "Chip" Gunther of Kailua, Oahu died March 22. He was born on September 12, 1923 in San Francisco to Admiral Ernest Gunther and his wife, Helen, where they lived prior to moving to Santiago, Chile. Upon returning to the United States, he attended boarding school at Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts. His early university years were spent at University of California, Berkeley until he joined the United States Navy. Chip loved his years in the US Navy as a fighter pilot and flight trainer. Upon retiring, he and his wife Peggy moved to Hawaii where they raised their two daughters, Susan and Molly. After the death of Peggy, he married Norma Larsgaard. Chip was a highly congenial man who thoroughly enjoyed being with friends and would go out of his way to be of assistance to them. An avid outdoorsman, Chip enjoyed fly fishing and bird hunting trips with his younger brother, Charles, raced Cal 20s primarily out of the Kaneohe Yacht Club, and walking Kailua beach with his dogs. In his later years, he was a devoted docent at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Chip is survived by his daughters, Susan Hoff of Marin, California and Molly Killefer of Ashland, Oregon.
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