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Harold E. Dunn


Harold E. Dunn, of Lambertville, New Jersey, died on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, New Jersey. He was 80 years old.

Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Harold grew up in Ocean Springs, MS. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and went on to earn his master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Harold was a librarian in the New Jersey State Library in Trenton. He retired after 35 years of service. He went on to become the director of the Lambertville Public Library, a position he held for several years before retiring. Harold was a Lambertville resident for over 40 years.

Harold was a man of many interests and talents. He taught himself to play the Irish Fiddle and organized regular Irish music sessions at Mitchell’s in Lambertville. He sang in the choir at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Lambertville. He was an avid reader, loved literature, all kinds of music and enjoyed the challenges of a difficult chess problem. He studied the Bible. Harold did some writing on his own. He wrote poetry, novels and a Southern gothic thriller. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury. With his wife, Kate, Harold was often seen strolling in Lambertville and lunching at Sneddon’s and Chive Café.

Harold was the son of the late William Thomas Dunn and Marion Tauzin Dunn. He is survived by his wife Kathleen “Kate” Hill Gallison Dunn; his son John Thomas Dunn of Olympia, Washington and John’s partner Heather Newberry; his daughter Meghan Dunn of Ottawa, Ontario and her husband Guy Belleperche and their children Micaela and Jack; his sisters Lanelle Hanke and her husband Chuck of Pelham, AL and Christa Hode and her husband Ralph of Ocean Springs, MS; his stepchildren Leonard Graff and his wife Tina and Camp Hill, PA and Charles Graff and his wife Margaret of Lambertville and their children and his nieces and nephews and their families.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA.

There will be visitation in the church chapel from 10 a.m. until the start of services.

Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Donations in Harold’s memory may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, PO Box 377, Solebury, PA 18963.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, 21 York Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

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