Joseph “Joe” Richard Dunlap ’50 was proud to be born on the South Side of Chicago on June 25, 1920. He was raised by his mother, Madeline, aunts Laura and Florence, and uncle Joe. He loved sharing his memories of Chicago: getting Babe Ruth’s autograph and delivering the morning paper to Al Capone were some of his favorites. Joe was a graduate of Leo High School. He served in World War II in the Navy and realized the value of an education. After the war, he utilized the GI Bill and attended Santa Clara University. He graduated in 1950 with a bachelor’s in economics. During his college years, he played baseball and remained lifelong friends with many of his teammates, including Charlie Bedolla ’50, Bob Ferrari ’50, and Jack Smrekar ’50. During college, Joe met Ann McLaughlin, and they married on Nov. 19, 1950, raising their four daughters in San Carlos, California. Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner of St. Charles, were he coached seventh-grade basketball and ran the beverage stand for the annual carnival. Motivated by the knowledge that minorities were unable to be homeowners, Joe served on the San Carlos Human Relations Commission. He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 32 years as the superintendent of the rebar department. After retirement, Joe and Ann spent their time at the “Irish Pete’s Place” family cabin in Echo Summit near South Lake Tahoe, California, at their home in Seal Beach, California, and did a fair amount of traveling. Joe stayed an active man throughout his life. He played golf, was a regular walker and jogger, and at the age of 90 was even entered into the Hall of Fame for the Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club. One of Joe’s favorite golf memories was playing at St. Andrews golf course in Scotland, where he shot a hole in one. On Jan. 3, 2016, he passed on following a great life of 95 years. He is welcomed into heaven by his wife, Ann, mother Madeline, aunts Laura and Florence, uncles Joe and Emmet, and in-laws Peter, Anita, Jim, Dick, Ann, Babs, and Glenna. Daughters Terry, Marty, Mary, and Julie Dunlap ’82; son-in-laws Tom, Jake, Bruce, and Kevin; and grandchildren Matelund, Hillary, Dorian, Carson, Alex, and Aidan will miss his wit, wisdom, and charisma.

08 Nov 2018