John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke OF Gloucester ST, Annapolis, MD


David Worth Dunton

January 18, 1950August 30, 2020

David Worth Dunton, 70, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday August 30th 2020 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Annapolis on January 18th 1950 and was the son of Howard and Doris Dunton. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 34 years, Donna June Dunton. Loving father of Melissa (Marcus) LaChapelle, Stephen and Christie Dunton. Proud grandfather of Alexa and Owen LaChapelle. Brother of Phyllis (Wayne) Schmidt and Donna (Brian) Ragan. Brother in law of Joann (Peter) Jerome. Son in law of June Webb. Further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

David was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary and High School where he played lacrosse and was captain of the football team. He graduated in 1967 and went on to become a TERP at the University of Maryland College Park, where he graduated in 1971.

After graduation he worked alongside his father in the family plumbing business. Eventually he became president of Howard W. Dunton and Son Inc. and put his heart and soul into his business. Many contractors and customers became good friends, which made his “job” that much more rewarding. His son, Stephen, joined him out of college and became his right hand man. They continued to serve the community together until pancreatic cancer forced him to retire in 2019.

His favorite hobby was cheering on his children and grandchildren at their sporting events. He also loved playing golf, volleyball, softball and bowling. He was a devoted Catholic and a lifelong parishioner at St. Mary’s church. His love of helping others kept him very busy and fulfilled. His happiest moments were spent with his family and friends.

David will be fondly remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, proud Gramps, hard worker, fun loving friend, avid storyteller, dependable and always there when needed.

Funeral service will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held in the future at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Team Gramps” through the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research at https://events.lustgarten.org/team/314847


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Bud Iglehart

September 14, 2020

Always quick with a smile and always ready to lend a helping hand to any task. Truly a kind and generous soul who was always fun to be in the company of no matter what it was you were trying to do.

Cindy Long

September 11, 2020

Dave will be missed by everyone at Pyramid Builders. He was truly a stand up subcontractor and all around great individual to work with. We will miss his humor and stories through the years.

Rest in peace.

Jim Raszewski

September 10, 2020

Dear Donna and Family,

Please accept Dawn’s and my sincere condolences to you and your family as we grieve the loss of Dave.

His passing hit me particularly hard and made me wonder why? Perhaps it was the fond memory of sharing a beer or two over the fence and discussing life as two old men do. Or maybe it was just us together quietly watching the boys play lacrosse over the years without all the other noise. Maybe it was his ready help, always with a smile, with any of our plumbing crisis (boy did we have a lot of that). And yes, the sharing of family and fun at parties, at church, and at Christmas always helped and was a blessing.

Whatever the reason and there were many with Dave, my time with him will be cherished. A true good man has moved on and the world hurts for his passing. May we all do his memory proud and strive to be the kind of person he was: devoted, loving, kind, wise, strong and fun – a true friend.

God Bless you and the family and don’t worry about Dave. I’m sure he is in heaven and loving life as he is getting God’s plumbing in order.

Jim and Dawn Raszewski

George and Maria Dawson

September 9, 2020

It was always a pleasure to have him work with us .I say with us not for us ,because he was just that kind of a guy .He made the toughest jobs look easy .always a smile On his face and full of laughter . He will be missed .He surely was One of the great ones .
We pray that peace will come to those who love him .
You have our deepest sympathy
Maria and George

Mary McNerney

September 7, 2020

I knew David through his sister Donna.
He also happened to be my plumber. Very honest, kind and wonderful man. He always had a funny story to share about the family or work when he would come and do a plumbing job, or if I would run into him somewhere. He will be sorely missed. Such a happy, friendly man.
My deepest sympathy to his family.

Vaughn Foxwell

September 7, 2020

Dave and his father were our plumber from the late 1970’s. We built, owned and operated Capitol KOA Campground until 2005. Together we spent time in utility trenches and late night emergency situations. Dave always had that wonderful smile and can do attitude. You could depend on his word and his integrity, as they were his trademark. He also served our plumbing needs at Foxhaven Farm.
A wonderful man who will be greatly missed by many!
Vaughn Foxwell


September 6, 2020

DONNA and STEVE i'm so sorry for your loss DAVE was a good friend...Love Curt

Dennis McVeigh

September 5, 2020

David and I met in the 5th grade and have been friends ever since. He was the kind of guy that would drop what he was doing to help others.

He was a great man and a dear friend and I will miss him very much .

Donna your family is my prayers.

Sherry Whiteford

September 5, 2020

I knew Dave for many years. He made everyone smile and always had a story to tell. I feel so blessed to say he was my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with entire family.

Kevin Kimball

September 5, 2020

My name is Kevin Kimball ( St. Mary’s ’67 and UMD “71). Dave was in my first grade class @ St. Mary’s and in every grade through UMD. I still have the first grade picture from St. Mary’s elementary!!. I loved Dave Dunton. He was a friend, my plumber and a constant source of fun and good memories.


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