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Joseph Bert Dunch

1926 - 2016 Notice Condolences

On August 21, 2016, Joseph Bert Dunch, beloved husband of the late Helene Dorothy (nee Bagley); devoted father of Joseph M. Dunch and Ronald P. Dunch (Carolyn J.); brother of the late Alice Lepold; he is also survived my numerous nieces and nephews. He was born on March 1, 1926 in Thorpe, WV, a miner's son; The family then moved to a farm outside Bordentown, New Jersey; preceded in death by his parents Joseph Dunch, who was born in Hungary, and his mother Elizabeth Szathmary born in Austria who passed away early.He was raised by his stepmother Elizabeth Szarka. He started his career at the George W. Swift Co., in Bordertown, New Jersey and worked as an apprentice machinist and a field service engineer. He was also a member of the Mission Fire Company in the Bordertown Township and was chief for 5 years. A proud Staff Sgt. in the USMC from 1943 to 1946, was with the Marine Aviation Separation unit and served in WW II and the Korean War. He served in the central Pacific Arena in March of 1945 for one year. He and his family moved to Maryland in 1964. He worked for Koppers Co. in Glen Arm as plant manager and a field service foreman. He resided at the Roosevelt Ave in a home which he built by himself. He retired from Koppers in 1983, having worked for the same company or its affiliates for 40 years. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc. on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Bel Air on Thursday at 10 am with interment to follow at the Bel Air Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Joseph's name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, www.themmrs.org, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Online condolences may be left at ww.schimunekfuneralhomes.com
Published in Baltimore Sun on Aug. 23, 2016
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