James A. Dunn, 84, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, February 28, 2020 at Forbes Hospital. He was born July 21, 1935 in Rillton, Pa., a son of the late William and Tibetha Johns Dunn. James was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He loved telling stories about his past. He loved working outside and gardening. He was so proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were the love of his life. he was retired from the trucking industry, a member of the American Legion and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served four years. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Paul, Daniel, Bill, Doris, Margaret, Gladys, and John. He is survived by his beloved wife Rosemary Parry Dunn, children, Peggy Cook (Bruce), Jill Peters (Jay), Jennifer Novotny (Robert), grandchildren, Dr. Allan Brown (Ashley), Mark Brown (Katie), Nicole Conforti (Bill), Carly Bishop (Michael), Jaynee Casteel (Trevor), Emily Brown, Jackie Cook, Sarah Pullar (Edward), Anthony Novotny, great grandchildren, Adelle, Kellan, Sunnie, Jack, Luke, Olivia, Nikayla, Jacob, Charlotte, Molly, Noah, Charlie, Oliver. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Monday from 5-8 p.m. A Blessing service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with Monsignor Paul Fitzmaurice officiating. Memorials may be made to Rescue 8. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published February 29, 2020.