Mount Vernon News
  • Joseph E. Dunn

  • May 6, 2011

NEWARK — Joseph E. Dunn, 84, of Newark, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Kingston of Ashland in Ashland, Ohio.

A lifelong resident of Newark, Mr. Dunn was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Newark, a son of the late Francis and Katherine S. (Scheoller) Dunn. Mr. Dunn was a 1944 graduate of Newark High School and had worked 32 years at Roper and the old Newark Stove Co. He retired after 15 years from CED Electrical of Newark. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and was a devoted family man. Mr. Dunn very much enjoyed his view of the world from his back porch. He appreciated his home and surroundings including the birds and wildlife and found pleasure in maintaining his home and yard.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 60 years, Bonnie L. (Haycook) Dunn, whom he married June 16, 1951; two sons, Terrance J. (Eleanor) Dunn of Lynchburg, Va., Timothy F. (Diana) Dunn of Ashland; two grandchildren, Meredith I. Dunn and Adam J. Dunn, both of Mount Vernon; stepgrandchildren, Curtis Brown of Columbus, Capt. Jason Brown, USAF, serving in Guam, Amanda Brown of Ashland, Jordan Brown of Ashland; a stepgreat-grandson, Christian Brown of Ashland; two brothers, Richard E. Dunn of Newark, John Dunn of Barstow, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Robert F. Dunn.

Friends may call today, May 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Newark Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, 1850 W. Main St. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:15 a.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Katrick officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Licking County. Visit

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