In Memoriam: John A. Gummo (1962-2023)

Posted on May 1st, 2023 at 5:42 AM
In Memoriam: John A. Gummo (1962-2023)

John A. Gummo, a member of the Lycoming Law Association since 1992, died on May 1, 2023.


John Andrew Gummo passed away on May 1, 2023. The world lost a joyful, positively energized man.

John was born on July 18, 1962, in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, the son of John A. and Joyce A. Gummo.

In his early years, his family moved to Laurel Run Farm in Clinton County from the Danville/Riverside area. John attended high school at both Bald Eagle Nittany and Lock Haven High School where he was class president, played football and was involved in ski club, choir, and service clubs.

John received his Bachelor of Arts in History at Lycoming College in 1985 where he enjoyed playing football and being involved in the fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho. He also enjoyed sharing stories of working on the landscaping crew and the trip to Villanova for the National Championship. He studied a semester abroad in 1984 and had an internship in the British Parliament. John furthered his education at Ohio Northern University, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree. John’s purpose of his degree was to positively impact people's lives and help them during difficult times. John was an attorney in Williamsport for over 30 years. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and Lycoming Law Association.

John married Cassandra Hoyt on November 5, 1994. He and Cass had a loving relationship and were each other’s best friend. John’s greatest joy in life were their children. Marissa Lynn and husband Tyler, Andrew John, and Matthew Allan. Also, John dearly loved his three grandchildren Carly, Kayson, and Kylan.

In addition to his wife, children, and grandchildren, he is survived by his sister Jill Ann Gummo and her sons Joseph and John. He was predeceased by his brother Jeffery Allan Gummo who is survived by wife Michelle and daughters Courtney (Garrett Bogden) and Lauren (Jeff Brubaker).

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his in-laws Sandra and J. Ralph Hoyt Jr. His sister and brother-in-law Lori and J. Ralph Hoyt III, his niece and nephew Erica and Craig Hoyt, and their two children Logan and Evan. Marissa’s mother and step-father Sheri and William Ruffing as well as their daughter McKenzie (Cameron Ott) who he considered one of the family.

John attended Zion Lutheran Church in Turbotville, PA and most recently Calvary Chapel in Sarasota, FL.

John enjoyed coaching youth football and baseball as well as hosting and arranging events for both his family and his children’s sports teams including team meals. He always welcomed friends and teammates of his children to stay, grab a bite to eat, and provided advice for whatever they were facing. John provided positive energy and happiness no matter the occasion and was the life of many events.

John, also known as "Johnny G" by his friends, loved each of them dearly. He loved hosting gatherings at the house in Watsontown for events that were organized weeks in advance or just spur of the moment, where everyone was always welcome. His friends have always been very important to him and his family.

John was kind, loving, fun and generous. He was a great husband, son, father, brother, uncle, "Pop", and friend. He loved his family more than anything and always put them before anything else.

John enjoyed and valued each day and never took life for granted. He built and maintained countless connections through living and loving big. John is loved by many, where he and his influence will be remembered forever. As John or "Johnny G" would say, "You know I love you guys", and that remains true for each of the people in his and his family’s life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to Montour Preserve at or the Florida Wildlife Federation at John enjoyed spending time at Montour Preserve and also loved spending his time in Florida. One of his greatest beliefs was to ensure Earth was a better place for future generations.