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Rodney O. Dunck

d. April 17, 2023

Charleston, South Carolina

Rodney O. Dunck

Rodney O. Dunck, age 76, passed away peacefully at home on April 17, 2023, in Charleston, South Carolina. He was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy and H. Thomas, and his wife, Patty. His family takes solace that he is now reunited with them in love, laughter, and joy forever.

He is survived by his brother, Tom, who lives in Richmond, Virginia. He is also survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Curry, son-in-law, Nicholas Curry, three grandchildren, Tricia Hayes, and Bennett and Addison Curry, all of Charleston, and twin sons, Matthew and Clayton, living in Fort Pierce, Florida. He also has many nieces and nephews that called him the Fun Uncle.   

Rod truly loved life and his family, to whom he was devoted. To them, he was fully committed, even caring for Patty for 15 years after a traumatic brain injury. In their heyday, he and Patty never knew a stranger and were the life of every party they attended. His infectious laughter and her smile drew everyone to them.

After growing up and beginning his career in Belleville and Springfield, Illinois. He relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, and then ultimately to Hutchinson Island, Florida. He was able to spend his final year with his daughter and her family in Charleston.   

The family has requested memorial donation be made to Roper Hospice, or please consider this unconventional request, pull a Hot Rod. Wear a pair of flip flops, put on sunglasses, have a rum and Diet Coke (or two!), watch a sunset and spend time with your loved ones. Cheers Hot Rod!

His immediate family will celebrate his life in a private service in Charleston.


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