Thomas J. Dunn

Thomas J. Dunn, 81, of Sheffield, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Rouse Home in Youngville.

Tom was born April 19, 1939, in Warren, to Robert Charles Dunn and Shirley R Rainer Dunn.

He lived in Sheffield his entire life. He was a graduate of Sheffield High School and furthered his education with a bachelors degree in teaching from Penn State. He taught for the Warren Area School District for 40 years, 35 of which he taught at Sheffield. He married Shelva Jean (Cochran) Dunn September 1960.

Tom was a faithful member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Sheffield, where he was very active. He sang in the church choir and held many positions within the church over the years, including assistant minister. He was a former leader of the Boy Scout Troop 35 of Sheffield and a member and past master of North Star Lodge 241 of Warren. Tom was well known for playing the bag pipes in the area along with his good friend, Bob Carl-son. Tom was an administrative member of the Sheffield Area Food Pantry and Thrift Store, where he held the office of president until his passing. Tom was a quiet, humble, Christian man who will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him, especially those of the Sheffield Community.

Left behind to cherish Tom’s memory are his loving wife, Jean of 60 years at home; his son, Thomas M. Dunn Jr. of Sheffield; a brother, Robert C. (Donna) Dunn of West Virginia; a niece, Mandy Dunn; and a nephew, Rob Dunn.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robin Dunn[ and a sister, Sheila Dunn.

There will be no calling hours for Thomas J. Dunn. A public graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date, to be held at the Sheffield Cemetery and will be officiated by Rev. Jeff Ewing of First Lutheran Church of Warren, The North Star Lodge 241 of Warren and fellow members will conduct a Masonic service at that time, as well as the Boy Scout Troop 35 of Sheffield paying tribute.

Memorial donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the Boy Scout Troop 35 of Sheffield, in care of Mike Smith, 54 Fullerton Road, Clarendon, PA 16313 or the Sheffield Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, in care of Jack Cashmere, P.O. Box 721, Sheffield, PA 16347 or the Bethany Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 824 of Sheffield, PA 16347.

The Borden Funeral Home of Sheffield has been entrusted with all the arrangements. You may leave an online condolence by visiting www.BordenFuneral Home.com.