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Kenneth Dunston, Jr.

July 21, 1940 - September 25, 2020

U.S. Veteran

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Kenneth (Kenny) Dunston, Jr., age 80, a lifelong Old Forge resident, passed away Friday afternoon at Allied Hospice in Scranton, after an illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Kellogg) Dunston. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel (Karsko) Dunston, on August 25, 1987.
Born in Taylor on July 21, 1940, to the late Kenneth, Sr. and Jessie (Staff) Dunston, Ken was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as an employee of Techniglass Corp. in Duryea after over 20 years of working with the company.
Kenny was an avid dirt track racer (#31), making some of his fondest memories on the former Moc-A-Tek Speedway track. Also a true outdoorsman, from upstate New York to Canada he traveled all over to fish and enjoyed buck hunting as well. He was even an archer well into his 70’s.
Kind, selfless and loving, he will always be remembered as someone who would go out of his way to do anything for someone in need. He’ll be remembered fondly and be forever missed by all who knew him.
He is also survived by his adoring daughter, Michele Wescott and fiance Merle Renfer of Pittston Twp.; his step-daughter, Renee Kellogg of Taylor; his grandchildren, Ellen Mawson and husband David, Ryan Renfer, Jackie Palumbo and husband Josh, and twins, Joshua and Courtney Woolaver; a great grandson, Aaron; his brother, William Dunston and wife Ruth of Old Forge; and nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, Ann Celli, Margaret Preno and Robert Dunston.
His family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the entire staff of Mountain View Care Center for taking great care of Kenny throughout his stay with them.
Funeral services by Rev. Scott Ryan are scheduled for Wednesday at 7:00PM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, to be followed with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 4:00PM until services at the funeral home. Burial, Marcy Cemetery in Duryea.