Obituary—Allen Henry Dunne, Renaissance Man

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Long-time Pacific Palisades resident Allen Henry Dunne, passed away on April 1.

Allen was born on April 16, 1941, in New York to Doris and Charles Dunne. He moved to California as an infant and became close to his beloved aunt, the late film actress Irene Dunne.

Allen attended Loyola High School and graduated from USC in 1964. He met his wife Lois in New York City and they married in 1970.

Allen enjoyed a successful career in finance and later applied his talents to fundraising on behalf of Loyola High School.

Allen’s interests were broad and varied. He loved to spend time at the beach near his home. He was a Region 69 AYSO soccer coach and loved to share his USC season football tickets with friends.

He also loved music and was a member of a folk group. Allen learned how to play flamenco guitar.  He never missed a musical concert at St. Matthew’s Church.

Allen was an excellent lector at Corpus Christi Church.

Among his great pleasures was driving his Austin-Healey.

Despite later health challenges, Allen was always smiling, never complaining, and it was this approach to life that endeared him to so many.

He is survived by his wife, Lois, his sons Tony and Stephen (Lacey) and two grandchildren, Ford and Gardner.

A memorial service will be held on April 30, at 11:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Loyola High School, Los Angeles, to support a scholarship in Allen’s name.

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2 Responses to Obituary—Allen Henry Dunne, Renaissance Man

  1. M says:

    A courteous, friendly, thoughtful, and fine man.

  2. Jackie Dunne says:

    A true legend of greatness! Allen was the most kind and jolly gentleman. He is so loved by his wonderful family, a lengthy list of dear friends, and grateful neighbors. Thank you for a lovely write- up, Sue. 🤍

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