SALEM - Thomas "Tom" A. Dunn, 76, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord and Saviour at 8:50 a.m. Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 at his home, with his wife by his side, after a six- month battle with lung cancer.
Tom, the only child, of the late Harry A. and Donna (Peterson) Dunn, was born Sept. 10, 1937 in Greenville, Pa.
A 1955 graduate of Conneaut Lake (Pa.) High School, he resided in Pennsylvania until moving to Salem in 1985.
Tom was an over-the-road driver for Halls Motor Freight, Eazor Express, Cooper-Jarret Transport, and retired from MMS Trucking of Springfield Ohio on Dec. 1, 2011.
He was a member of the National American Legion, a former Teamster, and he served in the U. S. Army. Tom was a longtime member of Harvest Baptist Church in Lisbon.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce "Joy" Adams Dunn, whom he married Sept. 17, 1985; a son, Michael A. Dunn and wife Monica of Conyers GA; a daughter, Deborah A. Ross and husband Dan of Los Gatos CA; stepsons, Michael Daniel and wife Kelly of Blooming Grove, PA, and Mark Daniel and wife Diana of Salem OH; stepdaughter Luanne Sweely and husband Mivan of Sebring OH; two grandsons, two step-granddaughters, a step grandson, and two step great-grandsons.
Tom was a kind gentleman who loved everyone he met and was especially close to his church family. The family would like to thank the Alliance Visiting Nurses / Hospice for its tender, loving care during his illness and to his many friends for all they did for him and his spouse during this difficult time. A warm thank you to Dr. Simmons and nurse Emily for their wonderful care.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the Harvest Baptist Church, 5501 state Route 45, five miles south of Salem, with Rev. Ronald Laughlin and Rev. Doug Demar officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery with Military Honors by the Salem Honor Guard.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Visiting Nurses / Hospice, 885 South Sawburg Road, Suite 106, Alliance OH 44601 or Harvest Baptist Church P. O. Box 723 Salem, Ohio 44460.
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