Dr. Walter Erwin Dunham III “Rusty”, 64, of Fort Myers, passed away at his home on May 28, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born September 12, 1955 in Bennington, VT., he was the son of Walter Erwin Dunham II and Gloria Joyce Raynor.
Rusty was a registered pharmacist. He was a graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy, and earned his Doctorate in Pharmacy at the University of Florida. He opened and owned the Medicine Shoppe in Lehigh, was the Director of Pharmacy at Lehigh Regional Medical Center, and has worked as the manager of the Pharmacy at Hope Hospice for the past 20 years. Even though he was an industrious businessman, he always put people first.
Rusty was a proud member of D.M.A.T.2 – the Disaster Medical Assistance Team 2. He was deployed to Puerto Rico, Texas, and various other places to assist after hurricanes and storms. Some deployments were rough, but again he put other’s medical needs above his own comfort.
Rusty was a devoted family man. He is survived by his loving wife Dori; parents Joyce and Walt Dunham; children Chris (Megan) Dunham, Kelsey (Jared) Granger, Isaiah Dunham, and Dontavis Edwards, and grandchildren Addison and Flynn Granger; brothers Guy Dunham and Kevin (Lisa) Dunham, and sister Serena (Michelle) Dunham; father in law Norm Tates; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Rusty’s life will be held in late July. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, or to Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ft. Myers, FL, in Rusty’s name. Additional announcement information is forthcoming from the family. Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Fort Myers, assisted with arrangements.
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your amazing husband and father. I will remember him as a kind person who always had a smile on his face. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers, as well as our thoughts. Rusty was always passionate about taking care of his family and making you all his first priority. He will surely be missed, but his legacy of love will continue through his family from the care he's given throughout life. Dedicated to his work as well as family, he was a fine man. That loving smirk and kind heart will continue to watch over you all.
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you Prayers through this time.
Shannon & Tom Stanfield
We hope you can find consolation in your memories. The love of your blessed husband, father, son, uncle, grandfather and friend lives in the lives you live, and your love for one another. Rest in peace, Rusty. God has another angel to watch over you all.
Peggy and Craig Beman