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The Life of James J. Dunn

Obituary - James J Dunn, 67, of Upland, PA, died May 27, 2018 at Crozer Keystone Hospice. Born in Newark and raised in Madison, NJ he had been a longtime a resident of Upland.  A graduate of Madison High School, class of ‘69 and Villanova University, class of ‘73, he had been employed as a Electronic/Computer Technician by Greentree Services for 20 years and more recently by Industrial Computer Engineers in Aston.  Jim enjoyed growing his own vegetables, was an avid reader and bird watcher. He enjoyed woodworking, music, played guitar and had attended Woodstock and many folk festivals. He will best be remembered as a loving husband and dad.

Survivors: include his wife of 38 years, Patricia (nee Furlani); his son, Ian Dunn, brothers, Thomas Dunn, Richard Dunn, Christopher Dunn and his sisters, Maryann Drury and Susan Candio.

Service: Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery

Visitation:  12:30 pm to to 1pm Wednesday at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery.

Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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James J.  Dunn, 67, of Upland, PA, died May 27, 2018 at Crozer Keystone Hospice. Born in Newark, NJ to Richard and Mercedes Dunn, he was raised in Madison, NJ and attended St. Vincent Martyr Grammar School and Madison High School.  He had been a longtime a resident of Upland, PA. A graduate of Villanova University class of ’73, he had been employed as an Electronics Technician by Greentree Services for 20 years and more recently by Industrial Computer Engineers in Aston, PA. 

Jim was the first of 6 children and as the eldest he was expected to set the example for his siblings. He struggled with this at times, but his brothers and sisters learned from his example as well as his mistakes. As a youngster he was ahead of his time in the electronics world; his main hobby was assembling Heath Kit projects including ham radios and other electronic devices in his radio room.  One particular project was a TV antenna that took up a large amount of space in the attic in Madison.

As a child, he enjoyed summers at the Jersey Shore with his family.  He learned to water ski at an early age, and enjoyed times with his father and brothers on their small boat.  Thoroughly embracing the Baby Boomer culture, Jim played guitar in a band in high school and later took on the hippy trappings of a beard and long hair.  His first car was a VW bug and he attended Woodstock. Later Jim enjoyed gardening, became an avid reader and remained interested and active in electronics. 

He will be remembered for being thoroughly dedicated to his wife, son and mother, and loyal to his family.

 Survivors: include his wife of 38 years, Patricia (nee Furlani); his son, Ian Dunn, brothers, Thomas Dunn, Richard Dunn, Christopher Dunn and his sisters, Mary Ann Drury and Susan Candio.

 Service: Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington PA.

 Visitation:  12:30 pm to to 1pm Wednesday at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington, PA.

 Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

 

 

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2018.06.05
Happy Days

Great memories of Jim and the family that lived across the street from us on those lazy summer days on the beach in Avon by the Sea, NJ.   We all thought he was so cool because he went to Woodstock and drove a VW. Who would have guessed he would become my furture bother-in-law. All my love and prayers Jim, God bless you.

Posted by Mary Ellen D on 6/5/2018

2018.06.05
Garfield Ave. Avon by the Sea NJ

Posted by Mary Ellen D on 6/5/2018