GARDNER – Allan G. Dunn, 88, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday morning, April 9, 2023 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, with his family at his side.
He was born in Passaic, New Jersey on November 18, 1934, son of the late Harry F. and Herta V. (Hartman) Dunn and had lived in Gardner since 2012. His previous residences were Clifton, NJ, Boston, MA, Randolph, MA and Holbrook, MA.
Allan was a 1952 graduate of Clifton NJ High School and Stevens Institute of Technology, ME Degree with Honor in 1956. Allan worked for Raytheon Corporation in Massachusetts from 1956 to 1995. He was co-inventor of patented Infrared Radiometric Device in 1975.
Allan had been an active member of Ruggles Street Baptist Church in Boston, where he lended technical support for its Songtime radio program, heard on 80 stations nationally, Calvary Baptist Church, formerly of Randolph, Brookville Baptist Church of Holbrook and currently Bethany Baptist Church of Gardner. Active in civic affairs, Allan had been a member and Chairman of Holbrook Cable TV Advisory Committee and was a former two time Holbrook Town Meeting member.
An amateur radio operator K1UCY, Allan was a member of Mohawk Amateur Radio Club. He flew airplanes as a hobby and enjoyed classical music and listening for distant radio stations.
He leaves his wife of 18 years, Carol (Carlson) Crocker Dunn; four children, John Dunn of Owens Mills, MD, Kathryn Tailor and her husband Doug of Bedford, TX, Susan Beth Ford and Daniel P. Ford and his wife Rhonda G. of Burlington, KY; four stepchildren, Ronald Crocker Jr. of Fitchburg, Peter Crocker and wife Coleen of Hubbardston, Wendy Sanden and husband Eric of Baldwinville and Michael Crocker and wife AnnMarie of Gardner and many grandchildren. His previous wife of 25 years, Maia S. (Kalnins) Dunn, a World War Two refugee from Riga Latvia, died in 2000.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from 5 to 7 P.M.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 11 A.M. in Bethany Baptist Church, 72 Ryan Street, Gardner. A light luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Memorial donations may be made to Pro-Life Action League, 314 N. Lake Street Suite 4, Aurora, IL 60506.
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Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, Melissa McQuaid and Douglas M. Stone, directors