Thursday, March 5, 2009

Don Dunleavy - Last Oldtime Bartender

Don Dunleavy - The Last Oldtime Bartenders.

George McGonigle, Vince Renich and Don Dunleavy were the oldtime bartenders who were a unique breed, who set a professional style and maintained it for decades.

God Bless Don Dunleavy.


James Donald Dunleavy

DUNLEAVY, JAMES DONALD, - of Atlantic City, passed away peacefully after a brief illness with his family by his side on March 1, 2009. Born and raised in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, he moved to Atlantic City in 1960. Don was in the Army and served as Corporal in the Korean War. An Atlantic City legend, he was the owner and operator of the Opus, The Flamingo, The Elbo Room, The Mug, Augustine's, The Jockey Club and Dunleavy's. Don was a long time member of Local 54 and most recently, you may have enjoyed his company while visiting Maynard's of Margate. As one of the founders of the Heart Walk, Don dedicated many years to the American Heart Association. In his day, Don enjoyed a great game of basketball, loved politics and to take a stroll down memory lane. Don was well known for his charisma, great conversation and the way he could light up any room. The best days for Don started with a good cup of coffee and the Daily News. Donald adored his family. Don is survived by his wife Lorrie, his children, Christine Daly (Joe), Annette Williams (Bob), Mary Kay McGlynn (Frank), Maureen Cohen (Sam), Leigh Ann, Jamie Lee and Don. Don was also a wonderful grandfather to his six grandchildren, Angela and Melissa Williams, Michael and Maddie McGlynn, Gabrielle and Christina Cohen. He was predeceased by parents John and Mary and his siblings John, Paul, Billy, Kathleen, Nancy and Grace. He was predeceased by his former wife Annette Cella Dunleavy. Don certainly knew how to enjoy life. If you met Don once, you were a friend for life. Today, raise your glass in memory of Don. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 5th at Church of St. Bernadette, Northfield where friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Interment Atlantic County Veteran's Cemetery, Estell Manor. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home. Donations can be made for the Donald Dunleavy, Jr. Educational Fund c/o of The Cape Bank, 7806 Ventnor Ave. Margate, NJ 08402.

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