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Thomas Charles Dunn, 73

| May 16, 2021 1:00 AM

Thomas Charles Dunn, 73, passed away on May 8, 2021, in the loving arms of his wife, Connie, after a brave battle with throat cancer. He was born on July 24, 1947, the oldest of three brothers, in La Jolla, Calif., to George and Betty Dunn.

Tom spent his childhood years in La Jolla and Pacific Beach. He graduated from Pacific Beach High School and attended several local colleges.

Tom married Connie Ann Novak from Coeur d’Alene on April 20, 1985, and they made their home in Escondido, Calif. Tom worked in the propane industry as a manager and serviceman. He loved to surf as a young man and spent many days at the ocean. He also loved woodies and he and Connie participated in many woodie events. He restored the wood on his 1947 Ford Woodie.

Tom also loved nature, where he would lead many hikes and teach map and compass use and he went on several expeditions.

Tom and Connie loved to travel and spent many vacations here in Coeur d’Alene with Connie’s family. When they retired, they made Coeur d’Alene their home.

He was a generous man to all of his nephews and nieces and will leave a huge hole in all of our hearts.

Tom is survived by his wife of 36 years, Connie, of Coeur d’Alene; his daughter, Shell Kelsay of San Diego; and grandson, Thomas Corona. He is also survived by his brother, Jim Dunn and wife, Cathy, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother, Steve, and his parents.

Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday May 22, 2021, at St Pius X Catholic Church in Coeur d'Alene.

English Funeral Chapel is entrusted with final arrangements. Please view and sign Tom's online guest book at

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