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Donald W. Dynes

September 17, 1944 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 77)


Donald Dynes, age 77, died peacefully with family members with him at Bayshore Hospice on November 23, 2021. Born and raised in Jersey City, he made his home with his wife in Keansburg, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth Dynes (nee Gallehue) of 45 years. His older siblings, Edward Dynes, Gerard Dynes and Patricia Hilke (nee Dynes) also predeceased him. He is survived by his Sister-in-Law Margaret Pionelli (nee Gallehue) and predeceased by his Brother-in-Law George Gallehue. He is also survived by nieces Janet Emma (nee Dynes), Patricia Dynes, Mary Dynes, Marie Dynes, Kathaleen Dynes, Janis Hilke, Kelly Dynes, Margot Dynes, Deborah Gallehue, Denise Plesnirski (nee Gallehue). His nephews include William Dynes (predeceased), Sean Dynes, Lawrence Dynes, Lawrence Hilke (predeceased), Gerard Dynes, Jr., Daniel Dynes and George S. Gallehue. Great nieces are Elizabeth Rachuri (nee Emma), Maryann Morgan, Kristina Heany, Brandy Dynes, Amy Dynes, Danielle Dynes, Kimberly Dynes, Hailey Dynes, Morgan Dynes, Diedra Reed (nee Nirdlinger) and Tiffany Anastasatos (nee Nirdlinger). His great nephews are James Emma, Zachery Wills, Casimir Wills, Michael Dynes, Andrew Dynes and William Dynes, Griffin Dynes, Justin Dynes, Brian Nirdlinger Jr., and Michael Plesnirski. He was also proud to have Great-Great nieces Olivia Emma, Lauren Emma, Emma Rachuri, and Deevena Rachuri, Meghan Reed, Makayla Reed, Darienne Nirdlinger, Destiny Nirdlinger, and Zoe Anastasatos, as well as a Great- Great nephews William Morgan and James Tupino.

Donald, a retired truck driver, was an active member of his Local Teamsters Union. Along with his wife he was active in the Bayonne Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps, driving the members to competitions around the country. Both he and his wife enjoyed concerts and plays in New York City, New Brunswick and Pennsylvania. A model train enthusiast, he enjoyed his N Gauge trains taking many hours building scenery, buildings and setting up elaborate layouts. Most of all he enjoyed watching his nieces and nephews as their faces would light up as they watched the trains. Although he never enjoyed school, after retirement the History Channel became one of his favorite channels on TV. He said, “It’s never too late to learn”.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 2-6PM at the Jacqueline M Ryan Home for Funerals Inc. 233 Carr Avenue Keansburg, New Jersey. A private cremation will take place after the services. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Donald's memory to Keansburg EMS

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December 4, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jacqueline M. Ryan Home for Funerals
233 Carr Ave.
Keansburg, NJ 07734

Private Cremation

Liberty Grove Memorial Gardens
549 Morristown Road
Old Bridge, NJ 08857

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