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Johnnie "Lightning" Dunda

April 2, 2022


Johnnie “Lightning” Dunda recently passed away in Hawaii, his adopted home.  Born and raised in Dunmore, more specifically Sherwood Park and Sporthill, John was a graduate of Dunmore High School.  He was a bit of a wanderer and was always somewhat of a rolling stone.  He originally worked in real estate and construction, then was also a gold miner, geologist, musician, astronomer, movie producer, as well as a few other things.  He loved nature, looking at the stars, relishing at the sight of a rainbow and taking photos of his favorite trees.  He especially loved playing his magic mandolin. Most of all, he was a loyal and devoted son, brother, and friend.  What you worked at or how you made your money was never all that important to Johnnie, just that you were a good person, a true friend, and worked hard at whatever made your heart happy.  As he was fond of saying, this ain’t no practice run! 


John was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Dunda, and most recently his beloved mother, Millie Dunda.  He was also preceded in death by way too many good people and good names to mention.  He is survived by his many siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.  There is no need to name them all here, you know who you are.  So maybe, as Johnnie would have wanted, just give them a smile or a wave or a hug or a helping hand during this difficult time.  As John was also fond of saying, Goodness never loses, and we all hope that he is right about that.


Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no public calling hours.  Memorial donations can be made to Sherwood Park, PO Box 205, Dunmore, PA 18512, or again, just do something nice for someone without expecting something in return since that is the way that Johnnie would have wanted it.  Finally, as was his customary greeting upon meeting an old friend or a new friend, Aloha and Mahalo!  Those words mean several things, including hello and goodbye and thank you.  Johnnie would have liked to say all of those things to those who meant so much to him in life, both here at home and those that he met in all of his travels.

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