David M. Dunmire

July 3, 1943 - Feb. 25, 2024



     Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024
     6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.
     Bolivar, NY


Funeral Services:

     Friday, March 1, 2024
     11:00 A.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.
     Bolivar, NY



     West Clarksville Cemetery
     Clarksville, NY



David M. Dunmire
Loving Father, Grandfather, Brother

David M. Dunmire, 80, of 7557 Emerson Road, Town of Wirt, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Strong Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Born on July 3, 1943, in Belmont he was a son of Charles M. and Thelma Witten Dunmire. In 1967, in Salamanca he married Mary Anne Tompsick, who predeceased him in death in 1994. In 1998, in Cuba, he married Lyvonne Whitford, who predeceased him in death on January 17, 2006.

David was a graduate of Richburg Central Schools Class of 1963. He then served in the United States Navy from May 19, 1964 until August 16, 1968.

While living in Kalkaska, Michigan he was employed by the Midwest Forge Co. He then returned to New York and began working as a machinist for Dresser Rand in Wellsville retiring after thirteen years.

David was a member of the American Legion of New York, Macedonia Lodge 258 F&AM, the Royal Arch of Mason, was a life member of the Coudersport Consistory, and more recently a member of Star of the East Chapter 109 O.E.S. in Bolivar.

He loved spending time with family, was an avid hunter, and his lifelong passion was gunsmithing.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Gayle (Loren) Elliott of Bolivar and Marie Cook of Wirt; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a brother, Ronald (Gayle) Dunmire of Friendship; five sisters, Shirley (Phil) Barnes of Richburg, Nancy (Dale) Burdick of Friendship, Rhonda (Tim) Faulkner of Portville, Dorothy (Jeff) Willover of Portville and Brenda (Doug) Rutterman of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wives and parents, he was predeceased by a sister Debbie L. Wiedemann on April 15, 2019.

Friends will be received at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 554 S. Main Street, Bolivar, on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 6-8 P.M. Funeral Services will be held in the funeral home on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. David Herne, will officiate.

Burial will be in West Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, New York.

Members of Macedonia Lodge 258 F&AM will conduct Masonic Services in the funeral home Thursday night at 8 P.M.

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