Earl W. Dunlap 1943-2014
SOUTHINGTON – While traveling through Iowa, Earl W. Dunlap, 70, became in need of medical attention. The family members traveling with him sought immediate aid and he was later transferred to the Iowa Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Despite receiving the necessary care by the professional staff at the hospital, Earl passed on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Earl was born May 21, 1943, in Kent, the son of Charles and Thelma Lucas Dunlap. He was a longtime resident of Newton Falls and graduated from the Newton Falls High School in 1961.
Earl was employed as a pipefitter at the General Motors Plant in Lordstown for 37 years, retiring in 2007. As a licensed plumber, Earl owned and operated Newton Falls Plumbing.
He derived great pleasure from being a grandfather. He truly enjoyed all the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Throughout the years, Earl was extremely interested in being the owner and caretaker for his Morgan horses. He was a longtime member of the American Morgan Horse Association, past president of the National Museum of the Morgan Horse in Vermont, which is dedicated to the history of the breed, and a staff member of the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show.
On May 21, 2014, Earl helped in transforming the lives of others through his donation to the Iowa Donor Network.
Wonderful memories of Earl will be carried on by his loving family, his wife, Nancy L. Robinson Dunlap, whom he married Nov. 10, 1984; his daughters, Sonja (Don) Wassam of Lordstown, Tammy (Harry) Lewis of Addy, Wash., Diane Harvath of Newton Falls and Sophia (Darryl) Elmore of Windsor; his son, Eric (Tonni) Dunlap of Southingon; his stepsons, Richard (Lori) Scheidly of Newton Falls and Scott (Crystal) Scheidly of Orlando, Fla.; his 23 grandchildren; his 11 great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Selma Dunlap of Leavittsburg; his sisters, Doris (George) Workman of Newton Falls and Edith (Marc) Kriminsky of Long Beach; and his many friends and former classmates.
Preceding Earl were his parents; his brothers, Delbert, Delmar, Donald, Harry, Charles and Norman; and his sister, Shirley Baker.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls. The family will gather on Tuesday for a private service prior to his interment in the Newton Township Cemetery.
The family requests that material tributes may be made in memory of Earl to the American Heart Association.