DUNKEL David Bradford Dunkel, 57, of Utica, died on April 15, 2012 at his home. He was born on September 17 , 1954 in Columbus to Beverley (Prentiss) and Richard Ennes Dunkel. In addition to his parents, he is survived by beloved wife of 26 years, Dr. Christine Adamcak-Dunkel; his son, Sean William Dunkel; brother, Richard Prentiss (Nancy) Dunkel; nephews, Ryan and Jordan Dunkel; an aunt, Ann Prentiss and companion, Tony Chiriaco; cousins, Jane Dunkel (Mark) Warren and Evelyn Garey (Rick) Heilbrunn; sisters-in-law, Michele, Patricia and Alexandra mother and father-in-law, William and Elvira Adamcak; and many close friends. A 1973 graduate of Upper Arlington High School, David received his Bachelors of Arts from Franklin University. He's been involved in urban planning since high school and generated his own company, Dunkel Company, Realtors, in 1985 and continued his work there until his death. David and Christine sponsored foster children through the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) and in 2010 traveled to Guatemala and met the children. It was a life changing experience for the entire family. David's interests were many and varied, and included traveling, horseback riding, scuba diving, boating, reading, and music. Visitation will be at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST FUNERAL HOME, 1740 Zollinger Rd. in Upper Arlington from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 20. A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Nativity, 126 North Main Street, Utica, OH 43080. Father Stephen A. Metzger will be the Celebrant. There will be a reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, 1 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, Kansas 66103 (www.hopeforafamily.org) or to the Family Foundation School Scholarship, attn. Gina, 431 Chapel Hill Rd., Hancock, NY 13783, in his memory. To share memories of David, visit www.schoedinger.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from April 18 to April 20, 2012