733rd Railway Operating Battalion --Gordon Dunaway

Dawn daughter of Gordon Paul Dunaway writes " I have just been given my Dad's scrap books from World War II and it seems he served with the 733rd Railway .. When I saw them I knew that leaving them just in a book stuffed in a cedar chest was a crime " It would be a crime to not to share these images and history of your Dad and his unit! Thanks again Dawn.






DEXTER — Gordon Paul Dunaway, age 87 of N. Shore Rd. Dexter,passed away at his home 6:10 P.M. on Thursday April 22, 2010. He had been under the care of his family and Hospice. Paul was born August 24, 1922 in Brownville, the son of Gordon and Reba Mitchell Dunaway. He graduated from Brownville-Glen Park High School and served in the Army from 1943 until 1946. He served in the European Theatre.Paul married Grovene Champion in 1943 that marriage ended in divorce. He married Marlene Robbins in 1994 in Pamelia. He lived on Black River Road for several years and moved to Pillar Point in 1984.Paul was the owner of Dunaway - Morgan Construction Co. of Watertown and retired in 1988. He also owned and operated Sunset Harbor Marina on North Shore Rd. Pillar Point. He wintered in Ft. Pierce & River Ranch in Florida.Paul was a member of Crescent Yacht Club, Rotary, North Side Improvement League and was an avid pilot and flyer. He is survived by his wife Marlene, a son David Dunaway and his wife Ann of Dexter, N.Y., daughters Diane Dunaway of Chittenango N.Y., and Dawn Quint and her wife Pamela of Andover, CT., . grandsons Gerard Lapointe, CT and Kristopher Dunaway NY and great granddaughter Gabriella Clark, step-children Steven and Mary Rickett of Chaumont, Sawn and Joann Rickett of Kissimmee, Fl., Scott and Christine Rickett of Three Mile Bay and Stuart and Donna Rickett of Chaumont. He also has step grandchildren Emmy, Mandy, Abby, Corey and Makeyla. A brother Richard Dunaway of Fair Haven, N.Y. and a step brother Robert Brown also survive. A stepsister Patty Brown predeceased him.