Robert F. Dunbar

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Robert F. Dunbar

November 30, 1926 - March 13, 2019

Robert F. Dunbar Robert F. Dunbar, of Lockport, NY, died on March 13, 2019. He was 92 years old. Bob was born in 1926 in Gasport, NY, the son of Frank R. Dunbar and Mildred Whitcomb Dunbar.
In 1949 he married the former Margaret Farley. They would have celebrated 70 years of marriage this June.
Bob graduated from Gasport High School in 1944 and went to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. His education there was interrupted by World War II, and he served in the US Army in Europe. On his return he attended General Motors Institute, now Kettering University, graduating in 1952. Bob was employed at Harrison Radiator for 40 years in sales and service.
Bob was an active member of Ridgewood Bible Church for most of his life, serving throughout the years as worship leader, choir director and choir member, youth leader, Sunday school superintendent and teacher, and elder. He also served as song leader at Niagara Bible Conference. He was a member of Gideons International for 54 years. He was a member of the Lock City Glee Club for 41 years, serving as president for two years. And he served on the Newfane Board of Education for 15 years, three of those as President.
Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Margaret Dunbar; his daughter, Marci (Kent) Brittin; sons, Mark (Donna), Rick (Chris), and Craig (Carolyn) Dunbar; 13 grandchildren, Christine Corcoran, Kimberly and Valerie Brittin, Michele Bishop, Benjamin and Kirsten Dunbar, Kyle, Paul and Chad Dunbar, Michael and Joel Fink, Ariel Guido, and Morgan Dunbar; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard; his son, Curtis; and his grandson, Russ Dunbar.
Friends may call at Ridgewood Bible Church, 7073 Ridge Road, Lockport, NY, on Monday, March 18th, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 19th, at 11:00 AM at Ridgewood Bible Church. Arrangements are by Sherrie Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wrights Corners Cemetery.
Please go to sherriebreamfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the family.
Published on March 14, 2019
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3 posts

Mike and Linda Hurst
Mar 17, 2019
Thoughts and Prayers are with your family in the loss off your dad!!!
Pastor Herbert Durr
Mar 15, 2019
Bob was a very special person.
A highlight of my 60 years in the ministry were the nine years I was
Pastor of the Ridge Road Union Church. Bob's faithful service during that time is one of my best memories. If I didn't reside in Florida, I sure would be at his funeral. I pray God's blessing on his wonderful family
Dotti Timkey
Mar 15, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Dunbar was a true gentleman when I worked with him at Harrison. I enjoyed seeing him and his wife while working as a Board of Elections inspector. He never missed a vote and had beautiful handwriting. I’m sure you have wonderful memories.