William Peter Dunsavage

Lt Col William Peter Dunsavage, USAF (Ret.) was born August 26, 1934 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Mahanoy City High School in 1952, where he was an outstanding track and football athlete.  Bill entered the Naval Academy through a congressional appointment from the late respected Congressman,  Ivor D. Fenton.  He was a midshipman in the 2nd company, graduating in 1956 and taking a commission in the U. S. Air Force.


Bill next attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 1960 with a Master of Science in aerospace and aeronautical engineering.  He then was stationed in New York City as a liaison between the Air Force and major defense contractors.  His next assignment was to the Systems Command at Andrews Air Force Base.  Bill completed his military career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Defense Contract Administration Services Region Center, retiring on November 1, 1976.


Bill married Patricia Demko of Mahanoy City on November 30, 1968.  After his retirement from the Air Force, Bill continued to work in the Washington, DC area as a technical writer and consultant for several major defense contractors.  Bill passed away on November 11, 1993 from cardiac arrest.  He was an extremely smart and fun-loving person who loved to dance, travel and spend time with his family.  He is survived by his wife, Pat, who now lives in Arizona after retiring as an elementary school teacher, with their three children; Kirk, Lauri and Patti, and two wonderful grandchildren; Jacquelyn and Ryan.