Jim Dunlap, Sr.

June 03, 1936 - May 07, 2024

Visitation: No Visitation

Service: Services are private

James (Jim) Lowell Dunlap, age 87, of Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople, formerly of New Sewickley Twp. and Ross Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Beloved husband for 66 years of Betty (Richardson); loving father of Amy Kushik (Lawrence) and James L. Dunlap, Jr. (Wendy); proud grandfather of Kaitlyn Dunlap (Nick) and Sabrina Dunlap; loving great-grandfather of Josie. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Harry Lowell Dunlap and Lillian Hunnel Dunlap, and his brother Robert M. Dunlap. He is lovingly remembered by cousins Richard Hunnell, Melanie Hunnell, Janet Shaulis, his brother-in-law Douglas W. Richardson, sister-in-law Judith N. Richardson, and his many nieces, nephews, and friends.  

Jim attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education. At Pitt, he earned four letters playing baseball and set several records as a shortstop and pitcher. While there, Jim met his beloved wife, Betty and they married in 1957. After graduating, Jim spent four years playing minor-league baseball for the Orioles and the Giants before returning to Pittsburgh to begin his career as a teacher at Taylor Allderdice High School. He was the head coach for baseball and assistant coach for football and basketball over his 30-year tenure at Taylor Allderdice High School. He led his Dragon baseball teams to five City League Championships.

After retirement, Jim continued to enjoy the company of friends and family.  He enjoyed visiting Florida, eating at great restaurants, playing cards, and an occasional cigar.  These things were best enjoyed by Jim with his closest friends and family. 

“Pap-Pap” will be forever missed by his family, especially his grandchildren, who will fondly remember his passion for appetizers and Pittsburgh sports.  

Services and Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be sent and made payable to:

Dormont Athletic Boosters Association

P.O. Box 8074

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

(Please mark your check in memory of Jim Dunlap)

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  • donald nania

    Jim was my high-school coach and fellow Phyical Education Teacher at Taylor Alderdice. We both were Pitt baseball players and as I became an assistant coach at Pitt where Jim and I had many years of memories together. He was a mentor to me as a student teacher as I became proud to follow his legacy. Rest in peace Coach and God Bless!


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