John W. “Pete” Dunlap

John W. “Pete” Dunlap beloved husband, father and grandfather of Lebanon Township, age 82, passed away on Saturday Aug 13, 2016 at Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Twp. NJ.

Pete was born on Sept 12, 1933 in Washington, NJ. He lived in Lebanon Twp for 61 years.  Pete now joins his wife Judy who preceded him in death by 38 days ago on July 5, 2016.  He celebrated 61 years of marriage in April 2016. He was the son of the late John W Dunlap, Sr. and Josephine Plauski Washington, NJ.

Pete Served in the Korean Conflict as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He received many metals. He retired from the NJ Carpenters Union, Raritan, NJ.  He enjoyed gardening and raising his prized tomatoes of which he won many ribbons at the Flemington Fair for many years. Pete loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, farming and taking care of his lawn. He was a life member of the Lebanon Twp. Service Association, raising funds for the squad.

He is survived by his 2 daughters; Dee L. Lacey and her husband Rick of Washington, NJ and Debbie Spencer and her husband Jeff of Lebanon Twp., NJ.  5 grandchildren; Aaron Lacey and his wife Christine of Hamilton, NJ, Richard Lacey and his wife Mary of Camp Hill, PA, Holly Gallardo and her husband Julio of Washington, NJ, Heidi Kovacs of Stockton, NJ and Jeffrey Spencer Jr. and his wife Christine of Milford, NJ.  8 great-grandchildren; Cristian Gallardo, Anthony Lacey, Daniel Gallardo, Madeline Kovacs, Rachel Lacey, Taylor Lacey, Miranda Kovacs and Jeffrey Spencer III.  A sister, Mary Lamar and her husband Robert of Sebring Florida.

A brother, William Dunlap preceded him in 2010.

Calling hours will be Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 6pm-8pm and Monday, August 22, 2016 from 10am-11am followed by funeral service at 11am on Monday, August 22, 2016.  All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private.

At the request of Pete and the family, in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The VFW National Headquarters 406 W. 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, designated to: Helping Veterans Program Fund. In memory of Cpl. John W Dunlap USMC.