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John H. Dunado
July 1, 1928 ~ January 31, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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John H. Dunado passed away peacefully at his home in Rockaway Twp. on Tuesday January 31, 2023. He was 94 years old.
Born in the Hickory Hill section of Mount Hope, Rockaway Twp., he was a life-long resident.
He was a graduate of Rockaway High School.
Sgt. Dunado enlisted and proudly served in the Marines during both WWII and the Korean War.
He worked for the War Department at Picatinny Arsenal prior to his enlistment into the Marines and afterward continued his civilian career there in the Toolmarker and Machine Shops for 44 years retiring as supervisor in 1988.
He was an NJ Exempt Fireman for Mount Hope Fire Company #2 serving in various positions including as Company Chief in 1961.
An avid athlete, he was a member of area baseball leagues, Picatinny’s golf club, and its bowling league, Rockaway Hockey team and the Rockaway Rams football team including its 1944 Championship Team.
A past member of the Rockaway Sportsman club, when he wasn’t fishing or hunting, Mr. Dunado could always be found in his workshop or garage, resurrecting old snow blowers and mowers or making or improving spare parts and new tools.
Mr. Dunado was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, the former Helen Moran, his parents Albert & Mary, and brother Al Jr.
He is survived by his sons John Jr., of Mount Hope, Robert of Andover, daughter Rosemarie, grandchildren Dillon and his fiancée Abigail, Deanna and Dominic, and his grandpuppy Holly.
Visitation will be held 4-7pm on Friday February 3, at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton. A Funeral Mass will be held 9:30am on Saturday at St. Bernard’s Church, Mount Hope where he was a member since childhood. Interment will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery in Dover.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory to Mount Hope Fire Company #2 or St. Bernard’s Church would be appreciated.