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Local News Photographer Mike "Radar" Dunn Dies

Dunn was a former contributor to Concord Patch as well as other local news outlets. He died Dec. 26 after a battle with liver cancer. Share your memories of Dunn here.

Mike "Radar" Dunn, a photographer who contributed to Concord Patch as well as other local news outlets, passed away on Dec. 26 after a battle with stage four liver cancer.

Dunn's illness brought the backing of the community when it was announced on Claycord back in May that he had lost his job and health insurance. A donation fund was set up, and more than $13,000 was raised for Dunn's treatment. Donors included the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, the Concord Police Association and a number of local businesses.

Dunn passed away the day after Christmas, according to Claycord.

Did you know Mike "Radar" Dunn? Share your memories and condolences in the comments below.

Emily Henry (Editor) December 28, 2012 at 03:06 AM
I saw Mike at the Dec. 4 council meeting when Edi Birsan and Dan Helix were being sworn in. He looked weak and tired, but was still out there taking pictures. God bless you, Mike. Cancer is such a horrible disease, but you seemed to fight through it right to the end.
Elizabeth Cofer December 28, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Mike came to the Relay for Life of Concord events to take photos and this past year we recognized him as a survivor that was still battling cancer. When we hold our event in 2013 we will be sure to include him in the Luminary ceremony. He was a great supporter of our event and just a great person.
Kevin Keeler December 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I really liked Mike. I will surely miss him.
annemarie boyland December 30, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Mike served as the Webmaster for Beachcomber Singles for years and contributed a great deal to the group, he was very dedicated and loyal and he will be missed.
Eileen Sujata December 30, 2012 at 06:58 PM
December 30, 2012 There is a viewing at Ouimet Brothers Funeral Chapel (4125 Clayton Road, Concord, CA (925) 682-4242) today for Mike between 5p and 8p. I will miss Mike so very much.
John Neary January 08, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Mike was a member of our Monday night support group at the Cancer Support Community in Walnut Creek. The group just heard about his passing last night and we were all very shocked by the news. Mike has been struggling with his health over the past few months and also with his living arrangements. I know that he was down about his situation but always showed up at our group meetings on Monday nights. Mike was a very caring man who did what he needed to continue to deal with what the disease had done to him and even though he struggled, he was always there for other folks in the group. We are saddened by his departure but are heartened by the fact that he was able to do some things that he wanted to before he left like visit his sister and go on a vacation which he needed badly. We will miss him on Monday nights at the CSC. God bless you Mike.
Ann Pearson January 08, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Thank you, John, for expressing our Cancer Support Community Monday night support group's sadness in learning of Mike's death. He was a valued and caring member of our group. I will miss him. Ann Pearson

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