Andrew Leo Dunn (Andy), 76, of Sharpsburg, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:30am at Doey’s House in Hagerstown.
He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 29, 1943 and graduated from Glen Burnie High School. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1961 - 1965.
Towards the end, it was a long, and difficult battle. With his true stubbornness, he fought to the very end. We are grateful to the Hospice of Washington County and Doey’s House for supporting him and by extension us, that he could pass peacefully, and with dignity at the end.
After a long career as a truck mechanic, he was elected and sworn in as an Orphan Court Judge of Washington County, Maryland in 2019. We were all very proud of this accomplishment, and he was honored to be able to give back to the community in this way.
He was a good man who enjoyed the simple things in life and had a heart of gold. His vast generosity and his honesty and sincerity were legendary. He’d tell you what he thought, even if you didn’t want to hear it. He was honest to the core and well respected for it.
He was intelligent and determined, being able to do anything he put his mind to. He even built his own house with his bare hands. He was always joking, fun-loving, outgoing, and made friends everywhere he went.
He was also an avid and skilled pool player. He was an active member of several pool organizations and competed weekly in team tournaments, side-by-side with his son Craig, all while coaching and mentoring others. He even shot with the Black Widow in Las Vegas.
He leaves behind his wife Theresa, son Craig and his wife Robin, his daughter Gina and her husband Jeroen, his grandchildren, Stef, Cameron, Nick, and Jasper, his step-granddaughter, his Jessica, his brothers, Jimmy and Teddy, and his many, many friends. He was predeceased by a brother Johnny.
He wishes to spend eternity among the crabs in the Chesapeake Bay, so his ashes will be spread there by his family in a private ceremony. The Bay is a place he treated as his second home and is special to our entire family. We will grant this wish for him.
In lieu of memorial gifts, his wish was that donations be made to the SPCA “because animals are our true friends”.
In our hearts, we know that he’s out there, shooting some pool before heading out crabbing, and hanging out with his brother Johnny. While we’re going to miss him – we know he is finally at peace.
Dad, we will miss you every day.
-Craig and Gina Dunn