David Dunsmuir
Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street
Plains, PA 18705

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.

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Published by Citizens Voice on May 9, 2021.
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, Pennsylvania
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, Pennsylvania
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Rosemary and Family, I was so saddened to hear about Dave's passing. He was always such a happy guy. I am so honored to have known him. May you all find peace.
Maria Pambianco White
May 11, 2021
So sorry to hear of David's passing. You and family are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless You.
Helene & Joe Newcomb
May 11, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Rose and all of the Dunsmiur family, Dave was a very special person and we know he will be greatly missed.
John and Mary Ann stopay
May 10, 2021
Rose and family please accept my condolences on the passing of Dave. I am so very sorry. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. May he RIP
Colleen Dunsmuir
May 9, 2021
deepest sympathy
norma nardone
May 9, 2021
So sorry to have heard of Dave's passing. It was always a pleasure to see Dave and Rose at the Pancake House. Dave always had a smile on his face and a kind word. We will certainly miss him.
Bob and Carm Nardone
May 9, 2021
We now know why the sky is so much brighter!! GOD has the BEST electrician!!! we will always miss Dave and keep your family in our prayers. GOD has blessed us with your friendship. With our deepest sympathy we send our love and hugs.
The PAMBIANCO family
May 8, 2021
Sorry for your loss, Dave was a special person who always made you feel welcome. He was a kind man and liked by all
Ed Pomanek
May 8, 2021
so sorry to hear this take heart
norma nardone
May 8, 2021
Rose, We just now saw Dave's obituary. It was like getting kicked in the stomach. You must be devastated. Please accept our deepest sympathies. The Dunsmuirs were the best neighbors we ever had. God bless you and your family.
Judy and Jim Belcastro
May 8, 2021