Gary Kevin Dunn, age 72, suffered a massive heart attack and went home to the Lord on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Gary lived for his family, doted on his wife, and vehemently loved his daughters, and grandchildren. He was a staunch conservative and a high school football advocate. Gary served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1972 aboard "The America CVA 66". He worked for the Cuyahoga County Sherriff's Department, Lake County Prosecutor's Office as Chief Detective heading the Arson/Narcotics Unit. He retired from FENOC Perry Power Plant after 29 years of service in Access Control. Gary was a graduate of Lake Erie College. He was active in the Catholic War Veterans Association, the Knights of Columbus, he was a Confederate Civil War reenactor with the 5th Texas Company A, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla-Fairport. Gary leaves his wife, Carroll (nee: Pitkin) Dunn; daughters, Joan (Dale) Walters of Sagamore Hills and Lieutenant Colonel Catherine P. Dunn (USAR) of Chesapeake, VA; six grandchildren, Emily, Garrett, Liam, Jase, Chipper, and Maddox; sister, Mary Carroll (Robert) Heramb of Euclid. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Jane Dunn; and brother, Timothy Dunn. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 5-7PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio 44077. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 1:00PM at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 9114 Lake Shore Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060 with military honors and burial to follow at All Souls. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-6, c/o FSO FN Paul Montgomery, 38250 Westminster Lane, Willoughby, Ohio 44094.Online condolences at www.johnsonfuneralservices.net
Published by News-Herald from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2021.