Peter G. Dunthorn, 62, native of Virginia Beach, passed away Tuesday May 1st surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Byron J. Dunthorn, and brother, Bruce Dunthorn. He is survived by his mother, Patricia T. Dunthorn, sister, Sally English, brother, Patrick Dunthorn (Denise), nieces Leah Malbon (Stefan), Anna English, Taylor Dunthorn, nephew, Collin Dunthorn, and dear, devoted friend, Pat Finley, who also served as his medical transport driver.
Peter spent many years as a charter boat captain before being employed by The Association of the Maryland Pilots. He was an excellent woodworker, gardener, bird enthusiast, and enjoyed life on the water. Peter will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor, and kind heart. With Peter, you knew you had a friend.
His family would like to thank Dr. Ryan, Steve Winn, PA-C, the wonderful nurses of the VBGH oncology unit, and Heartland Hospice for taking excellent care of Peter.
A memorial service will be held on May 12th at 4:00pm at 114 69th Street. The Rev. Kathleen Bobbitt, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Mission Ministries or the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. Altmeyer’s Oceanfront home is assisting the family.
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