Rob Dunn, 62, of Southwick, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2017 at BayState Medical Center. Born in Springfield, MA on September 6, 1955, he was the son of Ethel (Hendry) Dunn of Southwick and the late William H. Dunn. Rob owned and operated Rob’s Auto in Southwick for many years. He was never concerned with a customer’s ability to pay, but would always help out a friend or stranger because it was the right thing to do. Rob loved anything with 2 or 4 wheels on it and enjoyed building or rebuilding classic cars and motorcycles from the ground up. He loved to travel and see the country. Rob loved to connect with nature and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved watching NASCAR and other sports on TV. Music was an important part of his life and he could often be found listening to the Blues. Rob loved to ride motorcycles and was a big Harley-Davidson guy. A man of great faith, tremendous character, and deep passion for life, he will be missed by so many family members and friends.
He leaves his beloved wife Deborah (Brown) Dunn of Southwick; his mother, Ethel Dunn of Southwick; his daughters, Jennifer Mikes and her husband Lee of Houston, TX, Jessica Tower of Westfield; his son, Robert Zackery Dunn of Southwick; 7 grandchildren, Maxwell and Logan Mikes, Richard Tower, IV, Caleb and Ayden Tower, and Gabriel and Liberty Hebert; 4 brothers, W. Leland Dunn of Arizona City, AZ, Edward Dunn and his wife Phyllis of West Suffield, CT, Laurence Dunn of Southwick, and Harry Dunn of Granville; 2 sisters, Bonnie Norris of Arizona City, AZ, and Diane Orlando and her husband Christian of Plainfield, CT; and many nieces, nephews, close cousins and dear friends, too numerous to count. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his sister, Patricia “Patti” Scuderi in 2015.
His family will receive friends on Saturday, December 2nd from 11 AM - 1 PM at the Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick, with a Celebration of Rob’s life at 1 PM.