Thomas Peckham Dunn

Age: 78
Born: October 18, 1940
Died: November 30, 2018

Obituary

Thomas Peckham Dunn, 78, passed away November 30, 2018.

Thomas was born on October 18, 1940 to Thomas Martin and Ella Leona Remembrance Peckham Dunn in Milton, MA. Thom received his Bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio Wesleyan University and his doctorate in English from the University of Cincinnati. He was a professor emeritus of English Literature at Miami University for over 30 years.

Thomas is survived by his children Bridgid (Jan) Cornell, Christopher (Jill Jackson) Dunn, Tricia (Chris) DiTullio, Marty (Vicky) Dunn. Eight grandchildren. Evan (Elizabeth) DiTullio. Alison Collins, Aaron (Melissa) Collins, Nick (Hannah) DiTullio, Joe DiTullio Samantha DiTullio, Olivia Dunn and Thomas Dunn. Also by one sister, Elizabeth Walsh.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Dolores Dunn on February 14, 2016.

Family and friends will gather for fellowship and remembrance on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Spring Grove Funeral Home (4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223) until the service to celebrate his life, which is scheduled on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

A tribute for Thomas may be found at www.springgrove.org, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice.

Visitation

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Friday, December 07, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Memorial Service

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Friday, December 07, 2018
Time: 3:00pm

Thomas Peckham Dunn

Age: 78
Born: October 18, 1940
Died: November 30, 2018
  • Donald M Hassler
    Relationship: friend and colleague

    I wrote to Locus Magazine, which is the best reporting on science fiction; and I sent them a little note on Thom's work and asked that they publish it with his obit. Hope they do so. Thom was a great friend in science fiction work. Mack Hassler

  • Melissa Jones “Mel”
    Relationship: Friend

    It’s been almost 3 yrs since I began working for Thom Dunn. I didn’t realize it but I was meeting one of the best friends I will ever know in my life time. I have a very limited education and Thom being the amazing teacher and man he is took me in under his wing and began helping me read. He and I would read together every day. We would even have movie night once a week. I will never forget the time we shared. I spent every single day with Thom for the last several years. I truly believe Thom was sent to me by God, I’d mention this to him often. Thom would smile and just say that God had blessed him through me as well. As Thom’s health began to fade and he grew weaker he would say “Mel, I think if you could you would just carry me around like a baby.” He was absolutely right... I may not have been able to carry him physically but I will carry him in my heart and mind for the rest of my days. I love you more than anyone can possibly know. Till we meet again in heaven, I love you

Thomas Peckham Dunn

Thomas Peckham Dunn

Age: 78
Born: October 18, 1940
Died: November 30, 2018