Dwight Dunn, 91, of Birmingham AL died on July 23, 2023, in Brookwood Baptist Hospital following a brief illness. Born in McKeesport PA on July 22, 1932, he was the son of the late Joseph Dunn and Alice Catherine Jellison Dunn and beloved husband of Arlene Daugherty Dunn.
He was a graduate of McKeesport High School, where he played football and ran track, holding the school record for the mile run for many years. A Korean War Veteran, he was also member of The American Legion, Smedley D Butler Post 701 in White Oak PA.
Dwight retired from management with US Steel National Works in 1984 where he was past president of the plant’s management club and was a member of the club’s bowling league and golf league. In the 1990’s, Mr. Dunn was elected and served two terms on White Oak Borough Council.
He enjoyed coaching his sons’ youth baseball and basketball teams for the White Oak Athletic Association during the 1970’s. After moving to Alabama, he continued to follow his favorite Western Pennsylvania teams including the Pirates, Steelers, Pitt Panthers, and McKeesport High School Tigers. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the McKeesport HS Football Alumni’s Duke and Ding Scholarship Program and enjoyed their annual banquets for many years while residing in the area.
Dwight was an avid golfer and played many rounds with friends and family in Pennsylvania, Myrtle Beach SC, Scotland, and Alabama. In 2017, he shot his age for 18 holes. At Youghiogheny Country Club he served as golf chairman for several years. He also served as a volunteer team leader for the West Penn Golf Association.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Arlene Daugherty Dunn of Birmingham AL, formerly of McKeesport and White Oak; daughter Diane Dunn Caldwell (Burt) of Birmingham AL; sons Rand Dunn (Linda) of Richland WA and Todd Dunn (Kimberly) of Wyoming DE; grandsons Brad Dunn (Nicole) of Richland WA, Douglas Caldwell (Ashley) of Auburn AL, Tanner Dunn of Seattle WA, and Logan Dunn of Wyoming DE; granddaughters Taylor Dunn of West Chester PA, and Jocelyn Dunn of Wyoming DE; and four great-granddaughters: Aubrie Peachey, Raegan Dunn and Parker Dunn of Richland WA and Collins Caldwell of Auburn AL. Also surviving is a sister, Judith Dunn Gibala (Tom) of McKeesport PA, nieces and nephews. Dwight was pre-deceased by his brother, James Dunn of White Oak PA.
Family and friends will hold a celebration of Dwight’s life in Birmingham AL with future burial to be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township, PA. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Duke and Ding Scholarship Fund, c/o of Andy Beamon 113 Cascade Drive, McKeesport PA 15135.