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Jack G. Dunn, 78

JAN. 13, 1934-OCT. 6, 2012

October 07, 2012
  • Jack G. Dunn
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Jack Gordon Dunn, 78, of Moss Spring Avenue, Greencastle, Pa., and Southern Pines, N.C., died at his home  Oct. 6, 2012, after a four-month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Winchester, Va.

He graduated from Handley High School with the Class of 1953, where he was voted most popular in his class.

Jack proudly served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and after completing his tour of duty, he graduated from Roanoke College in 1960.

Jack began his 31-year career with the Potomac Edison Co., later known as Allegheny Power, in area development, and retired in 1996 as an internal auditor.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Nancy (Klingensmith) Neff Dunn; sons, Michael Dunn and his wife, Mary, Bonaire, Ga., and Richard Dunn, Hagerstown, Md.; daughter, Jill Dunn Hastings and her husband, Chris, Shippensburg, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, Jackson, Carla, Samuel, Suzanne, Madeline, Britton, Bryce, Ireland, Marina and Kiah; sisters, Nancy Love, Purcellville, Va., and Betty Triplett, Lovettsville, Va.; sisters-in-law, Norma Burke and husband, Dan, and Diane Klingensmith, Seven Lakes, N.C.; nieces, Louise Dunn Wine, Emily Love Majtyka, Lucinda Burke Harden, Beth Klingensmith Grant; and nephew, Daniel Burke. He also leaves behind many special friends, too many to mention. He had a special bond with the “Big Chill” friends, Robert and Bessie Solenberger, Bill and Liz Minor, Jim and Betty Carroll, Dave and Joyce Rickard, Kitty and Wilbur Kersey, John and Mary Scott Arnold, and Ron and Lillian Binner; a golfing buddy, Richard Roschli, State Line, Pa.; and a fellow Marine and college friend, Lt. Col. John Dempsey, Daufuski Island, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Maryanne Marcus Dunn, in 1999; his mother, Emily Dunn Triplett; a brother, Donald Eugene Dunn; and brothers-in-law, Allen Love and Robert Klingensmith.

Jack was known for his quick wit and never-failing sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and will continue to be loved and sadly missed. Jack was a huge influence in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. He was proud that his oldest son, Mike, and grandson, Jackson, are also Marines.

He loved sports and coached his sons in youth sports. He always had coaching advice for his grandchildren. Jack and his late wife, Maryanne, had a loving 43-year relationship. He and his current wife, Nancy, were blessed to find one another after the death of their spouses. They lived their 10 years together to the fullest, and enjoyed bicycling vacations in Europe and Arizona, and spending the winters at their residence in Southern Pines. Jack enjoyed outdoor sports and was a past member of the Hagerstown Young At Heart Tennis group.

He was a 31-year member of the American Legion, currently post 0373, Greencastle; Hagerstown BPO Elks Lodge 378; Loyal Order of the Moose, Winchester; and past president of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club.

As a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Greencastle, Pa., Jack served as a greeter and a member of the Mutual Ministry Committee.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, with two visitations, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. A funeral service will be Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1186 Jason Drive, Greencastle, at 11 a.m., with one hour receiving of friends prior to the service.

Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675: Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Inc., 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202; or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

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