John Dunn passed away July 17, 2020 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility. He was 92. He was born in Alden, NY, August 7, 1927 to Thomas J. and Matilda (Reinhart) Dunn. On August 5, 1950, he married the former Kay Welles, in Arcade. The couple then entered into a farm partnership with Damon Welles, Kay’s father. Later the Dunn's bought the home farm and also an adjoining farm. They were long time members of the Arcade Farm Cooperative and later Upstate Milk Cooperative. Mr. Dunn also sold and serviced Patz farm equipment for 27 years.
During World War II, at the age of 17, John joined the Navy and served abroad the USS Princeton air-craft carrier. John enjoyed time with family, playing cards with friends and attending auctions.
John is survived by his wife, Kay and their children: Theresa (Norman) Clark of Las Vegas, NV, Michael (Nancy) Dunn of Castile, NY, Thomas (Patricia) Dunn of Gainsville, NY, Lorraine (Marvin) Ritter of Freedom, NY and James Dunn of Arcade, NY. Also 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding John in death is his parents, sisters: Agnes Geerhart, Alice Smith, Mary Ann Dunn and a brother James Dunn.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 11 AM at the Arcade Rural Cemetery in Arcade. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arcade Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 303, Arcade, NY 14009 or a Charity of one’s choice.