Ilion, New York – David C. Dunning, 79, of Otsego Street, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, at Little Falls Hospital.
He was born Aug. 22, 1943, in Little Falls, son of the late Mary Margaret Block of Ilion and Howard Dunning, Sr., of Dolgeville. He was educated in Ilion schools and attended MVCC before working at Remington Arms, Ilion, retiring after 27 years of service. He was a veteran of the US Army. David was a gifted and talented artist. He was a communicant of Annunciation Church, Ilion. The most important things in David’s life were his family and his faith.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey (Baron) Dunning, Esq. of Ilion, son, Travis J. Dunning of Ilion, two grandsons, Evan P. Dunning and Nicholas P. Dunning, stepson, Jeffrey Buddenhagen, Jr. and wife Amie of Ilion and their children, Jeffrey, III, and Isabelle and is also survived by his brother, Howard “Hiker” Dunning, of Herkimer.
In respecting David’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 26, 2022, commencing at 10:30 am from the Church of the Annunciation, West Street, Ilion, with the Rev. Paul Catena, Pastor, officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at the conclusion of the Mass in the church vestibule. Spring interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Herkimer, where military honors will be offered.
Coordination of funeral services are under the direction and care of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131. Please visit www.mohawkvalleyfunerals.com to offer condolences, light a candle, or share memories.