Jack D. Dunn
SUMMERFIELD, Fla. - Jack D. Dunn, age 91, formerly of Little Valley, died in Summerfield, on Sept. 19, 2021, after a brief illness.
Jack, or "Bud," as many called him, married Dorothy Grochowina on Dec. 27, 1951.
They lived in Bucktooth Run for many years before moving to Florida. Jack enjoyed a long, varied work career after serving his country in the Army.
He was a cement mason, worked for Fancher Furniture, and retired from the Cattaraugus County Highway Department, as an equipment operator in 1991. Jack served as a special deputy to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's department and was a member of the Sheriff's Mounted Horse Patrol.
He served for many years on the Salamanca Central School Board of Education. His passions included woodworking, horses, especially draft horses, and visiting Disney World.
He loved children, especially his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus for children in the Little Valley area.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Grochowina) of Spruce Creek in Summerfield; his sisters, Mary Lou (James) Smith, Jeannie Poole; a brother, Hugh Dunn of the Salamanca, N.Y. area; a sister-in-law, Grace Jones of Toledo, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Ester Dunn; a sister, Carol (Tom) Watcher; and Donna Truman.
There will be no visitation or funeral. He will be given military honors and be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family requests donations be offered to the New York State Sheriff's Institute Summer Camp through the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office in Little Valley, N.Y. The donations in his name can be mailed by check or money order payable to the Sheriff's Summer Camp, Theresa Navaare, 301 Court St., Little Valley, NY 14755.
Published by Olean Times Herald on Sep. 30, 2021.