David Dunsmuir, 79, of Plains Twp., passed away Thursday afternoon, May 6, 2021, in Residential Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Plains Twp., and raised by his grandmother, Marion, he was the eldest of 13 children to the late David and Rita Blakeslee Dunsmuir.
David was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, and spent most of his professional career working for PPL. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.
David will always be remembered for his contagious laugh, charming smile, passion for knowledge, can-do attitude, as well as his sweet charisma. He never turned away from a project, whether it was doing electrical work, putting a fence in the backyard, or anything else in between. David brought knowledge and love to everyone he met, and was always willing to share his ideas about home improvement and life in general.
An avid family man and outdoorsman, David spent his later years enjoying time with his beloved wife of 56 years, Rosemary, as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchild. Dave and Rose were attached at the hip. You could often find Dave at the pancake house with Rosemary and friends at least twice a week, making sure to receive dry white toast, topped off by dry humor. He was a man of few words, but the words he spoke were meaningful, and benefited all who listened.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, William Dunsmuir and Donald "Ducky" Dunsmuir; sisters, Marion "Sissy" Tregaskis, Ann Cease and Rita "Babe" Luse.
His memory will be cherished by his wife, the former Rosemary Hosey; daughter, Sherri Bayley and her husband, Steven, Swoyersville; son, Scott Dunsmuir and his wife, Allison, Cumming, Ga.; grandchildren, Mitchel Bayley and his fiancée, Brittney Doty; Ian Bayley; Mason and Laurel Dunsmuir; great-grandson, Carter Bayley; brothers and sisters, Joan Smith and her husband, Gary, Wilkes-Barre; Jean Elick and her husband, Ron, Lansdale; Shirley Baird and her husband, William, Plymouth; Margaret Augustaitus and her husband, Leo, Wilkes-Barre; Thomas Dunsmuir and his wife, Kathy, Plains; Robert Dunsmuir and his wife, Nancy, Wilkes-Barre; and John Dunsmuir, Wyoming; numerous nieces and nephews.
David's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Geisinger Wyoming Valley and Residential Hospice for the wonderful care given to David.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 10, at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Inurnment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming.
A walk through visitation will be held Monday morning from 9 until the time of Mass at church. Those attending the visitation and/or funeral, we ask that you be brief when paying your respects, please follow the practice of social distancing of 3 feet, and masks are required at all times at the church and cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Twp.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish or to Residential Hospice, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764 in David's memory.
For additional information or to leave David's family a message of condolence, please visit www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.