Funeral services will be held today for Stanley H. Dunn, a longtime Southern California newspaperman who served as city editor of two Orange County dailies.
Dunn, 70, died Tuesday afternoon in Costa Mesa after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, complicated by pneumonia.
His career in newspapers began with a 26-year stint at the old Los Angeles Examiner, interrupted only by four years of service in the Pacific theater as a chief petty officer in the Navy.
At the Examiner, Dunn worked his way up through the ranks from copy boy to reporter to veterans’ editor, the post he held when the paper was merged into the Herald in 1962.
He spent 17 years in Orange County journalism during which he was city editor of both the Garden Grove Daily News--which later became the Orange County News--and the Anaheim Bulletin. In 1979, Dunn retired to Prescott, Ariz., with his wife, Pauline. She died in 1983.
Dunn returned to Orange County several months ago because of illness to live with his daughter, Vicki Richey of Costa Mesa.
Besides his daughter, Dunn leaves six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. Dunn’s family asks that remembrances be sent to the Barbara Jensen MD Research and Education Fund, 1401 Avocado Ave., Suite 905, Newport Beach, Calif. 92660.