Susan Jayne Day

April 8, 1952 - January 30, 2017
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Susan Jayne Day, 64, of New Philadelphia, died peacefully in Mercy Medical Center in Canton on January 30, 2017 following a short illness.

Born in Dover on April 8, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Doreen (Dodds) Gundy. Throughout her high school career and after graduation from New Philadelphia High S…

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Susan Jayne Day, 64, of New Philadelphia, died peacefully in Mercy Medical Center in Canton on January 30, 2017 following a short illness.

Born in Dover on April 8, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Doreen (Dodds) Gundy. Throughout her high school career and after graduation from New Philadelphia High School, Susie worked for her family’s business, Gundy Construction. In recent years, Susie greatly loved working for Charles G. Snyder Company where she took photos and conducted inspections.

Susie married her sweetheart, James W. Day, on July 19, 1975. Together, they were blessed of the birth of their two daughters, Jenny and Jackie; and welcomed their two precious grandsons, Leo and Benjamin into their lives.

Susie enjoyed many nights by the outside fire with her dogs and family and if the Indians were on television, it was even better! She also enjoyed gardening and planting and tending to her flower gardens. Her monthly card club was a place where she played some cards; but more importantly, nurtured her dear friendships. Susie was also devoted to Otterbein United Methodist Church and her church family.

Most importantly, she was “Nama”. Nama adored her little Leo and Benjamin and loved being a grandma more than anything in the world.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Jim, of New Philadelphia; her daughters Jenny Culler and Jackie Day both of New Philadelphia; her grandsons, Leo and Benjamin; her brother, Len Gundy of New Philadelphia; and her sister-in-law, Nancy Gundy of New Philadelphia; in addition to several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Susie was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jessie; and her brother, Ron Gundy.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, February 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia. A service celebrating her life will be held in the funeral home chapel Friday beginning at 1:30 with Pastor Jon Long officiating. Friends are invited to the Otterbein United Methodist Church following the service for a reception.

Memorial contributions in Susie’s memory may be directed to either Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia Ohio 44663 or to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 156 Beaver Ave NE, New Philadelphia.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017

Time: 1:30 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Reception Information

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017

Otterbein United Methodist Church


156 Beaver Ave NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Otterbein United Methodist Church

156 Beaver Avenue NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Kay McCarthy Fliger posted on 2/11/17

Dear Day Family and Lenny Deepest sympathy in the loss of Susie. I grew up with Susie in Schoenbrunn...our Mom's were best friends, Doreen and June. I'm Tim McCarthy's sister, Kay.


Linda DiDonato posted on 2/9/17

Sorry for your loss. She was always smiling and laughing and fun to be around! Thoughts and prayers.


Marty and Shirley Kamban posted on 2/7/17

Our thoughts and prayers are wth you at this difficult time. We always had so much fun in card club together. We are out of state and sorry we were unable to attend her services. May you hold all your memories of her dear to your heart.


Babs & Mike Thomas-Moore posted on 2/3/17

Our sincere condolences for your loss.


Mike Contini posted on 2/3/17

Jenna and family, Susie and I had such a special relationship. She always lit up our office every time she came to see us. Will miss her greatly!


Brad Rippel posted on 2/3/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim and the entire Day/Gundy extended Family. Susie was so much fun to be around and to just hang out with in our NPHS Class of '70. Many times, we just called her "one of the guys" as she could hang with any one of us when it came to cracking jokes or just messing around. Her beautiful smile and the ability to make others laugh were her true assets. Rest in Peace my friend, and may the love of God shine down upon your Family as they recall and share the fond memories of her life!


Lynette Jordan Hall posted on 2/2/17

So very sorry to hear of Susie's passing. When I think of Susie I remember her infectious laugh and great sense of humor. I send my heartfelt condolences to all of Susie's family and friends during this grieving period.


Marsha Amistadi posted on 2/2/17

Jim and girls,I am so sorry to hear of susies passing. The last time I saw her was at Aunt Ruby's funeral. If there is anything I can do let me know. Love Marsha


Kim Rutter Calkins posted on 2/2/17

I have the happiest memories of Susie from our school days. She had the most spontaneous and unabridged sense of humor and kept our entire class laughing. My deepest condolences to the family.


Jessie Hayes Hill posted on 2/1/17

Jim, Jenny and Jackie, Praying for you during this most difficult time. Susie was such a kind, wonderful lady. ~Jessie (Hayes) Hill


CONNIE BROWN posted on 2/1/17

Dear Jim, Jenny, Jackie, Len, Nancy, Leo and Benjamin; my deepest condolences to you at this difficult time. I was saddened to hear of Susie's passing. I will always remember her wonderful smile and her kindness to me as a younger cousin. I know you will find comfort in each other and keep the happy memories alive in love and laughter.


Kelsey Snyder & John Snyder-Jorgenson posted on 2/1/17

To all of the family, please accept our deepest condolences on Susie's passing. From the time I (Kelsey) was a child, I can remember going into my father's office and seeing Susie, and she would brighten my day. As I grew older and joined the company myself, Susie's genuine interest and concern for myself and my now husband John meant the world to us. She will be greatly missed, and she was a true light in this world. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Lynne Capretta posted on 2/1/17

Jackie, so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a ray of sunshine whenever I saw her. We would take about NASCAR. You are in my thoughts and prays.


Michelle McMorrow Ramsell posted on 2/1/17

Jim, Jennifer, and Jackie I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I grew up in Baltzey Valley and had the pleasure of babysitting for Susie and Jim for a summer and off and on as a teenager when Jennifer and Jackie were toddlers and preschoolers. It was clear to me that Susie was the best wife and mother. She loved her girls so much. I can only imagine how much she loved being a grandma to her grandsons. Love and blessings to the three of you and to all of Susie's family and friends. Heaven has received a sweet, sweet angel. Godspeed, Susie.


Lyle Tope posted on 2/1/17

To The Gundy & Day Families; My sincere condolences on the passing of Susie. We had twelve years of schooling together & she was always a fun loving & caring kid to be around. Forty years later at our reunions she was still the caring & fun person as remembered in our youth. Prayers for you all and especially for Susie. May you all be consoled in your grief by our Lord, Jesus Christ. Peace, Lyle & Michelle Tope


Tim Wise posted on 2/1/17

WOW ! What great lady and friend, So Sorry Jim, Jenny and Jackie for your loss ! You all made me feel like I was family when I started w/Gundy in 1980. They stories and the laughs we had, she will be missed greatly.


The Lamb Family posted on 2/1/17

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Scott and Karen Jenkins posted on 2/1/17

So sorry for your loss. She always had a smile that would light up a room. Your in our prayers


Heather (Kerr) Stilwell posted on 2/1/17

I am so sorry for your loss. When i was a little girl i would go with my Grandma Cox to the Days' house to help babysit Jenny and Jackie. Such a nice family. Several years ago i ran into Susie at Sears and we talked for a while. Such a sweet lady. Rest in Peace.


Judith Bellamy posted on 2/1/17

I was so sorry to hear of Susie's passing. She will leave a such a hole in your family. Every photo I have seen over the years she was always smiling. Our thoughts, prayers and love to you all. Judith & Harry Bellamy


Jodi Hughes posted on 2/1/17

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.


Phyllis and Larry Markworth posted on 2/1/17

Our sympathies to all who loved Susie. Larry and I were honored to get to know her through Nan and to share in a number of family gatherings. May memories be a blessing and give you comfort and peace.


John Dawson posted on 1/31/17

I'm so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all!


Cindi Evans Swartzwelder posted on 1/31/17

My condolences to the Gundy and Day family ....Susie was one of my best high school buds....she was such a fun person. I'm sure she will be missed by those that knew her best.


Bonnie Lax Sprinkle posted on 1/31/17

The family has my deepest sympathy....going to miss my fellow classmate.....God bless you all.....


Jen Martin posted on 1/31/17

Thinking about you all during this difficult time


June Jagunic posted on 1/31/17

I was so sorry to hear of Susie's passing. I remember her as a fun loving and exuberant person. To all who loved her, I extend my deepest sympathy. Prayers during this sad time.


Krystal posted on 1/31/17

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers Jackie. Krystal Wolfe Richard Grier


JACQUELINE M DRAHER posted on 1/31/17

Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Will miss Susie . We missed her at Card Club in December. She had my name and got me a preclous snowman. I will treasure forever. Fly High Our Angel. Love Jackie


Mary Ann Otte posted on 1/31/17

May peace be with you during this very difficult time. She will be missed by many. Rest easy my friend in God's arms.


Bob and Carolyn Vaughn posted on 1/31/17

To the Day and Gundy Families, So very sorry for the loss of Susie, thinking of you in prayers and thoughts... Bob and Carolyn Vaughn


Michael and Norma Jane Dorsey posted on 1/31/17

Jim and Family Sorry to hear of Sue's passing; She was a lovely women and will be missed by many Just know you are in our Thoughts and Prayers


Lavonne LaCroix posted on 1/31/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will miss her. Love you all! Lavonne & Mike


Jody, Jim, Brayden, Rachel Wrana posted on 1/31/17

Have many memories growing up with you Dear Cousin. So sorry for your loss of our precious Susie. Prayers for you all, Jim, Jackie, Jenny and family for Peace and Comfort. RIP Susie. See you again one day. Love Jody


Scottie & Tracy Rothacher posted on 1/31/17

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Susie was such a sweet lady and will be missed.


Mark"Buddha" Walker posted on 1/31/17

My deepest sympathy to Jim for your loss. I was a member of your wedding party & it is one of my fondest memories of two exceptional friends. My prayers for you & your family


Jeannie Mangon posted on 1/31/17

Sending comforting prayers for all the family. So very sorry for your loss. Jeannie Mangon


Valerie Cookson posted on 1/31/17

To The Day,and Gundy Families, so sorry for your loss, Susie was a great classmate . Sending prayers to you.God be with you at this time .


Nicole Markley (Mills) posted on 1/31/17

Jackie, Im so sorry to hear about the lost of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Tim and Mary (Grafe) Meiser posted on 1/31/17

To all of the family, we are so sorry for the loss of Sue! May the memories help to ease the pain. Fly High Sue