Richard Jay Dunham

January 11, 1937February 17, 2021

Richard Jay Dunham, age 84, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away February 17, 2021. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 11, 1937 to the late, George J. Dunham, Jr. and Janet Rothwell Dunham. Richard Jay Dunham attended Boston University and graduated from Manilas Military School. He was married to Clara Powell Dunham on October 26, 1961. Richard had a career in sales for Rockline Industries, Dick Dunham & Associates. He had a passion for Golf and serving his Lord Jesus Christ. He was devoted to his wife, Clara, his children and four grandchildren.

He was survived by Kim Dunham Murphy (Derrick), Kevin Dunham, Richard Cavallaro (Lisa); grandchildren, Austin Murphy, Davis Murphy, Molly Yeagley (Bryan), Peter Cavallaro; his brother, George Jay Dunham, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George J. Dunham, Jr., and Janet Rothwell Dunham; his sister, Junia Dunham Gilbert and his brother, John Sartwell Way, Jr.

A Celebration of Richard's Life will be held at Metropolitan Church of God on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11:00 am followed by visitation at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Metropolitan Church of God Missions.



  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


  • Graveside Service with Military Honors


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Lisa Cavallaro

February 27, 2021

Thank you for the memories we had especially of our trip to Florida when our families were joined. Ironically we fit right in after all of those lost years. We were delighted to introduce you to your grandchildren Molly and Peter and meet Mama, Kim, Kevin, Derek and the boys.We will always have fond memories of you even though we were miles away we still managed to have a beautiful connection to you. Don’t worry about mama we will never lose our connection with her and will help her get through losing you until she meets you again. I am so glad you were able to come and celebrate Molly and Bryan’s wedding a memory we will always cherish, please rest now we love you. Lisa, Molly and Peter

Richard Cavallaro

February 22, 2021

I didn’t know my Dad till later in life but he always treated me as a son. We were so much alike it was uncanny. Even though I didn’t have a full life knowing him I still loved him as a father. My biggest regret was not trying to get in touch with him till later in my life. I will miss him always but the times we did have together I will cherish for ever. Love you Dad Your son Rick