Courthouse loses friend

Not many people pursue a career for 30 years -- after retiring from their first one. E.L. Dunn, who died Saturday at age 92, was an exception.

Dunn retired from his first career -- four decades of running Dunn's Grocery and Service Station at the corner of Camden Avenue and Ebenezer Road -- when he was 62. But after two years of retirement, he took a job as bailiff for York County and worked up until four weeks ago.

As bailiff, he worked security and helped tend to jurors. But Dunn brought something special to the job, joking with judged, lawyers and others in the court system, passing out candy and making friends everywhere he went.

In appreciation, flags flew at half-staff Tuesday, and court proceedings were suspended so that friends could attend his funeral. Dunn's dedication to his job, his service to the county and his friendly spirit will be long remembered.

We join family and friends in celebrating his life and mourning his death.