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Thomas J. Dunn, 92, Bolivar


Thomas J. Dunn, 92, of 91 1st Street passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in the Jones Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born on August 28, 1929 in Olean, he was the son of Louis B. and Aurelia Dean Dunn.

Tom graduated from Bolivar Central School in 1947, and then went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in 1951.

Tom served in the U.S. Army, posted in Alaska from 1951-1953. Following his discharge from the Army he started teaching at Olean High School teaching business from 1953-1957. From 1957-1977, he was a professor of accounting at Alfred State College, and served as department chairman for many of those years.

In addition to his teaching, Tom was a self-employed public accountant in Bolivar for over fifty years. He was the treasurer for Hahn & Schaffner Inc. from 1961-2009, and held the position of treasurer for the Village of Bolivar for several years in the early 1960s.

Tom was a life member and trustee of St. Mary’s RC Church and Kenyon Andrus Post 772 American Legion, both in Bolivar.

Surviving are seven nieces and nephews; James T. (Sharon) Morris, Douglasville GA; Kevin F. (Barbara) Morris, Coral Springs FL; Robert L. (Yvonne) Morris, Bolivar; Ellen M. (Paul) Lowry, Bolivar; Christine A Dunn, Burbank CA; Margaret E. (Patrick) Rollins, Canandaigua; Patrick J. Dunn, Bolivar. Tom is also survived by numerous grand-nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, James and Elizabeth Dunn, as well as by his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Clifton Morris. Tom was also preceded in death by a nephew Timothy J. Dunn, and a niece Annemarie Morris.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. in Bolivar on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 3-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 11 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church in Bolivar. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bolivar.

Memorials made to St. Mary’s Church (17 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895) or to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

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