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Richard Joseph Dunn


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Richard Joseph Dunn

Gilbert - Richard Joseph Dunn passed away peacefully on September 6, 2018, at his home in Gilbert, Arizona. He was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, to John Robert Dunn and Mary Goodall Dunn on January 4, 1948. He obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Arizona State University and completed a post-graduate fellowship at the University of Colorado. He proudly served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was stationed in remote Alaska. He was known by many as Coach Rick Dunn, a constant presence in Arizona high school football since the mid-1970s. He attended Mission Community Church in Gilbert.

Rick was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna Sipka Dunn, son Brian (Kristin) Dunn, daughter Tiffany (Daniel) Pittman, mother Mary Goodall Dunn, brother Daniel (Kathleen) Dunn, brother Jeffrey Dunn, and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father John Robert (Betty) Dunn and his brother R. Timothy (Sandy) Dunn.

A memorial service celebrating Rick's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, in the Gilbert High School Auditorium (1101 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234). The service will be open to any family and friends in the local community who wish to honor him.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 12, 2018
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