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Joan Dunn

Joan (nee Paiewsky) Dunn (1943 - ) was born and raised in the Jewish culture of New York City. She was a teenager when she met and fell in love with Leslie Dunn. The couple married in 1962. And their loving partnership as parents and business people began. Joan attended City College of New York and received a BS/MA from UNLV in accounting. The Dunns moved to Las Vegas in 1962, when Les came to work at the Nevada Test Site. Years later, the couple would invest in real estate and were involved in major projects such as the development of the Galleria Mall. As with many Jews who relocated to the valley, the Jewish community offered friendships that have remained for decades.

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