Sherman Edward Dunning passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the age of 89. He is preceded in death by his wife, Stella Poché Dunning, parents, and sisters Marion Ward, Dorothy Rogers and Gladys Yost. He is survived by his loving wife, Lolita Armit-Dunning, sister, Estelle Bedient, daughter, Sandy Pellittieri (Gregory), and step-children, Sherry Oubre Firmin and Chris Oubre, grandchildren, Todd Pellittieri, Jennifer Pellittieri, Jaenne Firmin, Ricky Firmin, Darryl Firmin, Billy Firmin, Byron Oubre and Karla Oubre, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Special thanks to the incredible 5th floor nursing team at East Jefferson Hospital, particularly Matt Charles. Thank you for your dedicated compassion and friendship. Mr. Dunning was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post 350, Knights of Columbus OLDP Council 9347-4th Degree, NARFE where he served as Chaplain. Mr. Dunning was a parishioner of Our Lady of Divine Providence and a volunteer at East Jefferson General Hospital for many years. He is a retired employee with the State of Louisiana Department of Revenue. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knights of Columbus, payable to Bishop Greco Memorial Fund attn: Steve Thomas 15513 Waywood Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70816 in the name of Sherman E. Dunning. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 9:30 a.m. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 27 to May 28, 2013