Thursday, February 18, 2010

Richard Dunker II - RIP

(Clarence alumnus '79) Richard E. Dunker II, age 48, of Arab Hill Road, passed away January 20, 2010, with his loving family at his side.

He was born July 8, 1961, in Buffalo, a son of Richard and Lorraine McDonald Dunker, and graduated from Clarence High School and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. Richard was united in marriage to the former Kimberly Calhoun, on October 20, 1990 in Clarence, NY. He was a licensed aircraft mechanic, worked several years for US Airways in Pittsburgh, and later as a project leader at Empire Aero in Rome. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, and attended the Rome Alliance Church.

Richard was a devoted father, husband, and son. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley-Davidson.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly and children, Sean and Hannah Dunker; his mother, Loraine Dunker; and brother, Kurt S. Dunker.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday at 4:00 PM at the Rome Alliance Church. There were no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.

A memorial service will also be held at 11am Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Nativity of the BVM Church at Main and Harris Hill.

The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Staff of St. Elizabeth Medical Center, for their care, compassion and friendship extended to Richard during his illness.

Memorial donations may be made to a scholarship fund for Richard’s children @ Americu Credit Union, Rome, New York.

(from the memory page on the site of Barry Funeral Home and the Clarence Bee)

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