It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of James Cory Dunne, a nine-year member of IBEW 1245 and PG&E Working Foreman B, GC Gas T&D out of Petaluma. Brother Dunne was involved in a serious workplace accident in late April that left him in a coma, and he tragically passed away from his injuries. He was just 33 years old.
“Our union family mourns the loss of our brother, Cory Dunne. He left us far too soon, and although he may be gone, his memory will live on,” said IBEW 1245 Business Manager Bob Dean. “Our hearts go out to his young family, his friends, his co-workers, and everyone else whose lives were touched by this remarkable young man.”
From the family:
Cory was a dedicated father and provider to his wife, Allise, and their three beautiful children; Dayton (8), Harlie (6), and Allie (2). Every free minute that Cory wasn’t at work in the trenches, he spent with his family out on the lake, at the ocean or in the mountains.
All his life he excelled at everything he did and that was also true in his career as he became one of the youngest foremen with PG&E Gas Division. His crew had a reputation for quality and Cory loved working with them.
Cory’s number one priority was his family. He would always be there no matter how large the task to help out the ones he cared for, including his Mom, Dad, two brothers, grandmother, or any friend.
He will be remembered as kind, hardworking, and always lived his life to the fullest. A leader, a man of faith, and an organ donor whose generosity will continue to serve others as he watches over us from above. He will be missed deeply.
Brother Dunne was surrounded by his family during his hospital stay, and they remained by his side right up until his passing. His generous decision to donate his organs touched three people’s lives, including a small child.
Brother Dunne’s grieving family could use our support during this harrowing time. Please contribute what you can using the GoFundMe link below. All donations will go directly to Brother Dunne’s wife and children. Additionally, a vacation sale has been set up by the company, and PG&E employees can contribute by following these instructions.
Brother Dunne’s memorial will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at Ouimet Brothers Funeral Chapel, 4125 Clayton Road, Concord, CA. Visitation will be 6pm-8pm for friends and family. Mass will be the following morning, Wednesday, May 25 at 10:30am at Queen of All Saints Church, 2390 Grant Street, Concord, CA.