December 26, 1944 - May 26, 2016 Michele S. Dunbar, 71, of Sarasota, FL passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on May 26, 2016. Born December 26, 1944 in Meriden, CT to the late Caroline (née Lodi) and Michael Surowiecki, Michele attended Francis T. Maloney High School. She married the late George W. Dunbar, Jr. in 1967 and settled in Simsbury, CT where she raised her children and served as president of Dunbar Armored Security Inc. Upon moving to Sarasota in 2001, Michele became active in several Bird Key social groups including the Women's Association, Gourmet Dinner Club & Mahjong. It was through these activities that she made dear friends. An animal lover, she also very much enjoyed spending time with her beloved terrier Reagan. Michele was also happy to have reconnected and formed a special relationship with Anthony Derderian and his family. Michele is survived by her children Casey Dunbar and wife Carrie of Palmetto, FL; Carla Dunbar Dimmock and husband Jon of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Julianne & Aubrey Dunbar and Lochlain & Holt Dimmock; siblings Michael & Mark Surowiecki and Maria Pekoske; cousins William & Robin Anderson; niece Melissa Pekoske Kapuscinski; stepson Scott Dunbar; longtime companion John Donald Blackburn; and dearest friend Beverly Scranton. Michele was preceded in death by stepson Stephen Dunbar. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 2 at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church. The family will be receiving guests immediately following at Bird Key Yacht Club. Memorial gifts may be made to daughter Carla's tribute organization of: Breast Cancer Research Foundation | "In Honor of Michele S. Dunbar" | 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor | New York, NY 10022 or online at https://give.bcrfcure.org; or son Casey's tribute organization of: St. Stephen's Episcopal School | Tribute to Michele S. Dunbar | 315 41st Street West | Bradenton, FL 34209.
St Armands Key Lutheran Church
40 N Adams Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236
Published in The Bradenton Herald on June 1, 2016