David Worth Dunton
1950 - 2020
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David Worth Dunton, 70, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 30th 2020 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Annapolis on January 18th 1950 and was the son of Howard and Doris Dunton. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 34 years, Donna June Dunton. Loving father of Melissa (Marcus) LaChapelle, Stephen and Christie Dunton. Proud grandfather of Alexa and Owen LaChapelle. Brother of Phyllis (Wayne) Schmidt and Donna (Brian) Ragan. Brother in law of Joann (Peter) Jerome. Son in law of June Webb. Further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. David was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. He attended St. Mary's Elementary and High School where he played lacrosse and was captain of the football team. He graduated in 1967 and went on to become a TERP at the University of Maryland College Park, where he graduated in 1971. After graduation, he worked alongside his father in the family plumbing business. Eventually he became president of Howard W. Dunton and Son Inc. and put his heart and soul into his business. Many contractors and customers became good friends, which made his "job" that much more rewarding. His son, Stephen, joined him out of college and became his right-hand man. They continued to serve the community together until pancreatic cancer forced him to retire in 2019. His favorite hobby was cheering on his children and grandchildren at their sporting events. He also loved playing golf, volleyball, softball and bowling. He was a devoted Catholic and a lifelong parishioner at St. Mary's church. His love of helping others kept him very busy and fulfilled. His happiest moments were spent with his family and friends. David will be fondly remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, proud Gramps, hard worker, fun-loving friend, avid storyteller, dependable and always there when needed. Funeral service will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held in the future at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "Team Gramps" through the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research at https://events.lustgarten.org/team/314847

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Published in The Capital Gazette on Sep. 6, 2020.
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September 10, 2020
An extraordinary, ordinary man. Rest in peace my friend.
Thomas Herbert
Friend
September 8, 2020
So sad to hear of David's passing. Prayers for your family.
Berri lowman
Acquaintance
September 8, 2020
I first met Dave in 1971. We played softball for Flowers By James and drank a lot of beer. I always considered him a friend. So sorry for your loss Donna.
Don Avery
Friend
September 7, 2020
I have known Dave all of his life and I know I am one of thousands who can say "all my memories of Dave are happy ones." We grew up together riding ponies and then later playing sports into our thirties. Dave made anyone he met a happier person. His distinctive voice and good humor will forever remain in my memory. RIP my friend.
Dan Conley
Friend
September 7, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers to Donna, family and friends. Rest in Peace. Memories of David playing softball with my dad (Roy Simmons) on the team, Flowers by James.
Debbie Simmons-Roche
September 7, 2020
He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. Our love and prayers are with all his family. Renée & Lee Slagle
Renée & Lee
Friend
September 7, 2020
Always left you with a smile!
Kathleen Riggsbee
Friend
September 7, 2020
Rest In Peace my friend. Condolences to Donna and the family.
Tom Terry
Friend
September 7, 2020
My Sincere Condolences to Donna and Family. R.I.P. Dave and Fly High My Friend !
David Foxwell
Friend
September 7, 2020
I remember Dave as a teammate playing flag football. He was a true leader of the team, always giving great advise. He was one of those guys that when he talked you listened to what he had to say. Although I haven’t seen him in quite a while I will always cherish his memory. Rest In Peace

Jeff Cheplowitz
Jeff Cheplowitz
September 7, 2020
I have so many great memories growing up next door to each other. Rest in peace cousin.
Linda Dunton Hammond
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