Remembering our Founder: Donald Dunn

It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the news of the passing of Corrosion Engineering founder, Donald Dunn. Don has been an invaluable leader, visionary, friend and family member of our team since we first began paving new roads in the Mining Industry in 1977.

Every one of us here at Corrosion Engineering feels an emptiness in our heart without Don, but the lessons he taught us and the memories we’ve shared with him will forever live in our hearts and minds. We love and miss you.


“Mesa – Donald “Don” Charles Dunn, 78, of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully on December 15th, 2017, with his loving wife Margaret at his side. He will be dearly missed by all whose life he touched during his time on earth. Born the Son of Kenneth and Neva (Marine) Dunn in Denver, Colorado. Raised working the family farm, hard work never left him. Don served his country proudly, as a US Navy diver in the late fifties. A time he cherished, that allowed him to see the world, and forged him into the gracious, disciplined, humble man that he became. He had an entrepreneurial drive that led him to start, with his wife Margaret, a successful business in the global mining industry, forming tight knit friendships and bonds with his employees, colleagues, and peers.

A husband and proud Father of eight boys, he cherished his free time making the most with his Sons and their Families. Don could always light up a room with his kindness, sense of humor, or just the true love he showed to people lucky enough to cross his path. And if he wasn’t busy enough, he also found time to travel with his wife, fly fish, golf, or just have a cold beer and a laugh with friends.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Margaret, Sons Steve, Marty, Mike, Greg, Scott, Bob, Dave and Lance. Daughters in law Deann, Vicki, Erin, Lisa, Amy and Ginna. 22 Grandchildren, and 4 great Grandchildren. Don is preceded in Death by his Father Kenneth, Mother Neva, Brothers Kenneth and Bobby.

A private memorial is planned for spring, donations can be made in his honor to the following charities: Cancer Research Institute, or Habitat for Humanity International.”


Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 21, 2018

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