Arlington Randle Dunkle

Smethport - Arlington Randle Dunkle, 67, of Smethport, passed away Wednesday (November 20, 2019) in the Warren Manor, Warren.


He was born July 26, 1952 in Tarrytown, NY, a son of Arlington Wade and Veronica Theresa Ukasinski Dunkle.  On August 10, 1979, in Industry, PA, he married Kimberly Ann Lougee, who survives.


Mr. Dunkle was a 1971 graduate of Smethport Area High School and then entered the United States Marine Corps, during Vietnam.


Mr. Dunkle worked for New Bethlehem Burial of Bradford and was a former truck driver over the years.  He lastly volunteered as a driver for the DAV for McKean County.


He was a member of the DAV Chapter 72 of McKean County, the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport and the Hilltop Baptist Church of Gifford.  He was an avid Smethport Hubber football fan and was well known for his boisterous voice heard over the cheerleaders yelling, “Come on Big D!!  Hold ‘em!”.


In addition to his wife, Kimberly, he is survived by two daughters, Randi Phoebe Dunkle of Orlando, FL and Suzanne Theressa Dunkle of Smethport

One sister: Deborah Gene Dunkle of Emporium

Aunts:  Vesta Smith of Renovo, PA, Minnie Herzog of Roulette, and Marlene Burt and Evie Dunkle, both of Smethport

And one Uncle:  Wilbur Dunkle of Smethport


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 4-6 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport.  Funeral services will be  held on Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 AM at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, officiating.  Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.  Burial will be in the Clermont Cemetery, Clermont.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the DAV ( Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.