Austin Dunkin, 89

Austin Junior Dunkin, 89, of Georgetown, died Oct. 30 at the Villa Georgetown.

Dunkin retired as a rural mail carrier for the Peebles Ohio Post Office after 37 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater during the liberation of France. He was trained as a medic serving in the 153rd anti-aircraft artillery battalion where he received many decorations including two battle stars and a glider badge. Dunkin was also a member of the Adams County DAV.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Virginia, children Steve (Melinda) and Roger Dunkin, grandchildren RaeLena (Michael) Morrison, Jeremy (Megan) Dunkin and Cody Dunkin, great-grandchildren Connor and Mason Morrison and Jackson Austin Dunkin, step-children Karen Armour, Bobby (Vivian) Armour and Mary Ellen Wilson, six step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren, brother Franklin (Judy) Dunkin and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Austin and Hulda Dunkin, his first wife of 54 years Mary Ruth Dunkin and siblings Leon, Leroy and Robert Dunkin and Thelma Bayless, Helen Peterson and Elizabeth Johnson.