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Official Obituary of

Thomas Andrew Dunn

April 5, 1965 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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Thomas Dunn Obituary

Thomas Andrew Dunn, 58, of Wilmington, DE, born on April 5, 1965, the third of four children of the late James H. and Rose B. Dunn, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on March 10th, 2024 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Thomas graduated from Wilmington College with a Bachelor’s in Human Resources Management and a Masters in early childhood education.  At the time of his passing Tom was employed by Container Research Corporation in Aston, P.A., where his coworkers became close friends. 

Tom spent his short life doing the things he loved.  He was a scratch golfer and loved nothing more than to be out on the golf course smacking the ball up the fairway.  A close second in affection was coaching girls’ 10U CYO basketball for many years with his friends Dennis and Jim.  Coach Tom was a dedicated supporter of his players even after they aged out of the CYO program and could regularly be found in the bleachers cheering his graduates on. 

In earlier and healthier years he played ice hockey with friends at the University of Delaware rink.  Tom had a great sense of humor and the ability to make fun of himself that was endearing and allowed you to see his utter humility.  Despite the devastating effects of cancer, he was dedicated to caring for his mother Rose until going into hospice. 

Tom was preceded in death by his father, James H. Dunn; brother, James B. Dunn; and mother, Rose B. Dunn. 

Tom is survived by his sisters, Judi Cowart (Michael) and Amy Carey (Blaine); nephew, Dylan Setzer; and niece, Madeline Mincey. 

Judi and Amy would especially like to thank the dedicated and caring hospice teams at Accent Care Christiana and Vitas Hospice, Jacksonville, Florida, and the staff of Discovery Village Deerwood in Jacksonville, Florida, for taking such tender care of Tom during the time he was with you.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Alamo Room at Wilmington Brew Works, 3129 Miller Rd., Wilmington, DE 19802, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, we are sure that Tom would prefer that you play a game of golf or whatever else brings you joy.  Donations may be made to https://firstteedelaware.org, an organization that uses golf to build strength of character in the next generation. 

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Celebration of Life Gathering
Saturday
May 18, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wilmington Brew Works
3129 Miller Rd
Wilmington, DE 19802
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