Richard John Dunn, Sr.
May 4, 1926 – October 28, 2020
Richard J. Dunn, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the age of 94. Richard was born in Kingston, NY on May 4, 1926. Richard was predeceased by his wife Catherine.
He is mourned by his son, Richard J. Dunn Jr., daughter-in-law, Judith Dunn; grandsons, Reilly (Sasha Klimczak) and Quinn Dunn and granddaughter, Elizabeth. He was also the proud great-grandfather, of two great-grandsons, Merritt and Wallace Dunn.
Heaven has gained a good and kind man. Richard was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. If a measure of a man is gauged by his interactions with children and animals, Richard was a giant.
The Angel Chorus has a new first chair violinist. Richard was a true virtuoso. He could bring his family to tears with the beauty of his violin performances. They were a rare but cherished event. Always a proud homeowner, Richard was both a master gardener and a talented handyman.
Health and fitness were of upmost importance to Richard. He was the embodiment of healthy living. A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later date. For now, take a walk, pet a dog, smile at a child or raise a glass of red wine with Andre Bocelli playing in the background to honor Richard.
Special thanks to the staff at Morningside on Dixie Trail in Raleigh and to Transitions of Wake County.
Memorial donations may be made online to The Community Music School/Longleaf School of the Arts; www.cmsraleigh.org
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory, 300 Saint Mary's Street Raleigh, NC 27605.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Richard John Dunn, Sr.
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November 5, 2020
My Uncle, a Fine Man. He took on a Family in need and led their way to Adulthood. A Extremely Hard working Man that NEVER let His Family go without. I Love You Uncle Richard and will always remember You until We meet again.
November 3, 2020
As the father and father-in-law of two of my best friends, Rick and Judy Dunn, I have known Richard for over 30 years. He was a sweet, quiet man, who was a friend to everyone who came into his life. I was at Rick and Judy's one night when Richard brought his violin and played for us. There wasn't a dry eye in the room when the piece ended. I know he is in a good place now, and I know he is at peace and happy. God bless, Richard. Fly high.