Dr. John J. Gain, III

Mar 25 1963
May 7 2018
55 Years
Wilmington, Delaware

Dr. John J. Gain, III, 55, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, May, 7, 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Suzanne Miller Wilde of Parkesburg and the late John J. Gain, Jr. 

John was a graduate of the Hahnemann University Hospital Medical School and after graduation served his internship at the Geisinger Medical Center. 

John is survived, in addition to his mother, by his companion of 17 years Kerry Lucas of Wilmington, DE, and three siblings; Michael P. Gain and wife Alison of New Hartford, CT, Mary Pat Barton and husband Thomas of Newark, DE and Brandon Gain of Wilmington, DE.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA. Family and friends are also invited to attend the visitation from 10 to 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John's memory to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263 or the American Diabetes Association,  P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
May 19 2018 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


i heard about John’s passing.  I have fond memories of getting to know John at Kennett Higj School/ we graduated the same year.  I am praying for his family’s  Comfort and peace.

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Dear Sue, Michael and Mary Pat, I was so saddened to hear of John's passing. You lived up the street from me when you lived in Parkesburg and I considered John one of my closest friends. I fondly remember sitting in your basement watching Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and playing with Major Matt Mason dolls with John and Michael. John was a year younger than me, but was always so smart. When you moved to Kennett it was quite a blow. Friendship with John was very influential in my life and I feel that I became a scientist because of the outlook that John had given me, even in those early years. I am so sorry that I missed the service on Saturday, as I wanted to tell you this, in person. I give my most heart-felt condolences to your family. John will definitely be missed.  With fond regards, Mark Parcells.





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I just read of John’s passing and realized I had just recently been thinking about the Gain kids as former KHS classmates and of your wonderful mom, Mrs. Gain, a one time teacher of mine at KMS. Although John was a few years older, I remember John from around school as being a very intelligent and affable young man. I am not surprised to learn of his success as a physician but am surprised and saddened by the loss of a person such as he in this world. Bless John, those he loved and those who loved him.

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I read about John’s passing in the Alumni news from Hahneman (now Drexel). John was a classmate and a friend. What I remember most about him was his kindness and great sense of humor and his ability to make you laugh even in the most stressful or miserable situation. People just enjoyed being around him. He was always with another classmate, Scott, and the two of the were always playing practical jokes on each other. Med school was 4 years of pretty stressful times, but having classmates like John made it even fun sometimes. I’m very sorry for your loss. I remember him as being a great guy. 

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