John Paul Dunn

August 11, 1942 - April 3, 2015

08/11/1942 - 04/03/2015

Norfolk- John Paul Dunn, 72, loving father and friend, passed away on April 3, 2015. He was born in New Jersey to the late John William and Dorothy Hazel Dunn and was predeceased by his wife, Irene Adele Dunn.John served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years during Vietnam and Cuban blockade and retired as a CWO-4 in 1983. He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Norfolk; the American Legion and a life-member of the VFW Post 4809.He is survived by three children, Jon Dunn and wife, Vonda of Virginia Beach, Dorothy Still and husband, Keith of Louisiana and Irene Nottingham and husband, Steve of Williamsburg; ten grandchildren Michelle Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Kyle Still, River Still, Morgan Samford, Jonny Dunn, Tyler Nottingham, Zoe Nottingham, Cameron Nottingham and Aiden Nottingham; three great-grandchildren Alexi Harkness, Madison Harkness and Emma Bird; a sister, Dorothy Greene and husband, James of Pennsylvania and his beloved best friend, Susan Tweed.A visitation will be held on Wednesday April 8, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and a Celebration of Life at 11:00 am on Thursday April 9, 2015 at Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462. He will be escorted by VFW Riders Tidewater Post 4809 for burial with full military honors in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Operation Smile at 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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Gary & Karan Pomerantz
8 years ago

Dear Jon, Vonda and the Dunn family.

The world will miss a great man. We only knew him for a short time but what a time! He made the Rock Cruise that much more enjoyable. May you find some comfort in knowing that your Dad will live on in the memories of many. That quick gentle breeze will now be your Dad giving you a quick hug. Our hearts and prayer are with you and your family. Love you all.

Bill Holtzner, Past Cdr VFW 4809
8 years ago

John will be missed by family, friends and your VFW family. I will miss your smiles when I visit the VFW 4809. Smile down on me from time to time. Thanks John.

Michael Pawlyk
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to John’s family. Although it has been many years since we have seen each other, we had reconnected on Facebook and email. I have wonderful memories of growing up with John in Jersey City. He was a great friend and fishing and hunting companion. Rest in peace old buddy!

Samuel and Marilyn Billings
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. May your memories be a comfort to the family.