Thomas Dunn

Thomas “Tom” A. Dunn, age 76, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord and Saviour 8:50 am Saturday September 14, 2013 at his home, with his wife by his side, after a six month battle with lung cancer.

Tom was the only child, of the late Harry A. and Donna (Peterson) Dunn, born September 10, 1937 in Greenville Pennsylvania.

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 December 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 long time member of Harvest Baptist Church in Lisbon.

Survivors include his wife Joyce “Joy” Adams Dunn, whom he married September 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 their 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 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Harvest Baptist Church, 5501 State Route 45, 5 miles south of Salem, with Rev. Ronald Laughlin and Rev. Doug Demar officiating. Calling hours will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 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 Rd. Suite 106, Alliance OH 44601 or Harvest Baptist Church P. O. Box 723 Salem, Ohio 44460.

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