WILKES-BARRE — Robert A. Dunn, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born Aug. 18, 1951, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John Stancavage and Margaret Dunn. Robert attended Mackin Street school, Wilkes-Barre. He was employed with the Wilkes-Barre City Department of Public Works for 29 years, retiring in 1995, and enjoyed spending time in the garage with the City Crew.
Bobby loved spending time with his family and dogs, Raskey and Bruno. He read his bible daily and attended weekly services at the First Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre. Bobby spent his day playing bingo, coloring, drawing, and doing arts and crafts at the Timber Ridge Health Care Center. He enjoyed going to the Disney on Ice shows and The Harlem Globetrotters games at the Arena. He was also excited to attend the circus at The Armory. When he was younger, his favorite pastimes included going to sporting events, watching softball games at Coal Street Park, supporting the Yankees, Penn State football, and NFL Sunday to root for the Steelers and Eagles.
Bobby could always be found watching Bonanza and John Wayne movies. He loved Gospel and Christian music, specifically, "Amazing Grace" and "On Eagle's Wings" were his favorite songs. Two of his favorite artists were Johnny Cash and Elvis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Thomas, brother-in-law Edward J. Novack Sr. and nephew Jacob Novack.
Surviving are his sisters Elva Novack, of Nanticoke, and Elaine Dunn, of Pittston; nieces and nephews, Nicole Bielecki, Jessica Novack, Edward J. Novack Jr., Joshua Novack, Matthew Bielecki, Kaleigh Kester, Abigail Bielecki, Keeghan Kester, Alexus Dunn, and Ella Novack; and great-nephew, Caleb Straub.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Zanicky, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Bobby's family would like to give a special thanks to the Man Power program and The City of Wilkes-Barre for giving Bobby the opportunity to participate and be a part of serving his community.
They would also like to thank the Timber Ridge Health Care nursing staff, supervisors, and activities department. They would also like to recognize the Commonwealth, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital doctors and nurses in the telemetry unit and CVIC Unit for caring for Bobby during his stay.