Richard P. Dunnavan, age 88 of Deephaven, was born December 14, 1923. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth; daughters, Leslie Aksomitas (Mark), Mary Dunnavan (Roger Gross) and Susan Dunnavan (Terry O’Neill); six grandchildren, Erin Young (Corey), Kate and Andrew Gross, Paul, Ann and Kelly O’Neill. He is also survived by his brother Curt Dunnavan and sisters-in-law Ann Stevenson and Jean Haverstock (Jim).
He graduated from Blake School, Dartmouth College and the Tuck School of Business. Richard was in the insurance business for most of his life. He was Junior and Senior Warden of Trinity Church. He served two terms as president of the Lafayette Club.
Golf was his passion, he made a hole in one twice!
Richard volunteered throughout his life bringing his business expertise to many non-profit organizations. He volunteered at Methodist Hospital for many years, was president (or rather non president) of the Skylight Club and enjoyed his association with the Gyros and the ROMEOS.
Richard and Elizabeth travelled to many countries around the world. They had a life-long passion for learning. Richard was a quiet, unassuming man and will be remembered as a deep thinker. Those who knew him experienced a deep sense of warmth, affection and loyalty. His steady presence will be greatly missed.
The family wishes to thank the many friends who visited and kept them company during difficult times. We are profoundly thankful to Sue Rucker and Jill Shrode for their compassionate care.
A private family service will be held. Memorials may be directed to the United Way or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements by David Lee Funeral Home in Wayzata.