John W. Dunkle

John DunkleJohn Warfield Dunkle, 30, died at his home in Danbury, Connecticut, on June 29, 2011, following a brief illness.

Born September 8, 1980, in State College, Pennsylvania, John moved with his parents to Boston in 1983 and to Danbury in 1984.  He graduated from Danbury High School in 1999 and attended Western Connecticut State University, where he majored in biology.  At his death, he was a computer programmer who specialized in creating applications for mobile phones.

John is survived by his parents, Terry and Mary Dunkle, of Danbury, and two brothers, William, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Thomas, a student at the University of Connecticut. He is also survived by his fraternal grandmother, Donna Francis, of South Burlington, Vermont, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to a viewing at the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9 Granville Avenue, Danbury, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5.  A celebration of John’s life will take place at King Street United Church of Christ, 201 S. King Street, Danbury, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6.  The Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Nicholas will officiate.

John had many friends, and cared deeply about them.  His family has asked anyone who knew John to share memories and photos on his Facebook page at!/profile.php?id=100000206761631

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Travel Abroad Scholarship Fund at Danbury High School, 53 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811.


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