Richard Oen Dunn

Born: Sat., Oct. 6, 1928
Died: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018


9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
Location: St. Edward Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
Location: St. Edward Catholic Church

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Richard Oen Dunn age 90, of Ashland, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born October 6, 1928 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the son of the late Rolland and Laura (McFarin) Dunn.  Mr. Dunn had been a resident of Ashland since 1954.  He was employed with GTE for 40 years; he served as Regional Manager with the Northern Ohio District and later retired as the General Manager.  Mr. Dunn was a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy for his service during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Dunn was a member of the Knights of Columbus and had been President of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.  He loved his family along with fishing, boating, horseback riding and was a great pie baker especially Pumpkin and pecan.

On June 28, 1948 Richard married Jean Glace in Pittsburg, PA.  Survivors include his wife, Jean Dunn of Ashland; son Jim (Joni) Dunn of Mansfield; daughter, Michelle (Robin) Kreider of Arlington, TX.,; his grandchildren, Tyler (Jess) Dunn, Dallas (Nia) Dunn, Weston (Miranda) Dunn, Carson Dunn, Courtney (Jeffrey) Johnson and Lindsey (Dr. Wayne) Hey; along with his 9 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Edward’s Catholic Church on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Rod Kreidler presiding.  The Rite of Commital will follow at Ashland County Memorial Park with Military Honors presented by the Ashland Veterans Honor Guard.  Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church.  The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to St. Edward’s Church, 501 Cottage St. Ashland, Ohio 44805. 

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Penny Dumm Mortemore
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Dear Aunt Jean and Uncle Dick's family

please except our condolences on Uncle Dick's passing, He will be missed.
Dad, (Aarron "Fred" Dumm) will miss his little kid brother. Fond memories of past childhood days is how dad is remembering his brother.

Noel and Juanita Watson
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Dear Jean,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the passing of Dick. You and Dick have a special place in our hearts as long time neighbors, and we will keep you in our hearts.
Noel and Juanita

John Hibbs
   Posted Sun December 09, 2018
with deepest sympathy as you remember Dick

Leonard Zadecky
   Posted Sun December 09, 2018
Jean and Family,

So sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. However, he will feel no more pain. You’ll all get through this as you support each other. We’ll remember Dick as a no nonsense but a fun loving guy. Remember the good times.

Len and Louisa Zadecky

Amber Gifford STNA
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
It was my honor to take care of Richard in his final days of rest. His smile lit up my day every Monday through Friday! I loved the way he was never uphappy and loved his juice! Richard will be forever missed by me and my TGS family.

Nancy, Bill, Meredith VanPelt and Noble & Lisa Diller
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Nancy will miss that sweet sailer boy. He was19 when I first met my future brother in law. He and my sister Jean have many years of happiness. Jean, we are always here for you.

Traci Hughes Bartley
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
Dearest Jean our Menlo Circles Leader, our Bahama Mama and longtime friend, I am so saddened to see this obit about Dick. Mom was just asking about you both. I’m so sorry I missed seeing his obit in the paper. I would have been there! We love you both and your family will always be very special to us. Mom (Claudia) would like to stop and see you this spring when she comes back to Ohio. Are you still living at the same place? Hope you are doing ok. Love you bunches and again, so sorry for the loss of “Dicky”. He was a GREAT man always with a smile! He will be missed! Love you!

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