Norman Herbert Dunbar passed away at his home in Siesta Key, Florida on September 30, 2013. Norm was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 1, 1921. He attended schools in Manchester, worked at Dunbar Farm Equipment, and in 1950 started with R. C. Peabody Co. Inc., Plumbing & Heating. He was hired as an apprentice and retired as a superintendent after a 30 year career. He was a member of Local #131 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. Norm and his wife of 52 years were very active in Masonic orders, including the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Nazarene #2. He was also a member of Bektash Temple Shriners, and participated as a marching patrol member, a flag bearer, and an aide to the Potentate. Norm enlisted in the Marines in World War II, serving three years in the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific on the islands of Maui and Pellalu. His hobbies included woodworking, golf, watching the ocean and sea birds, and British TV. He loved spending time with family and friends. He and his wife were members of the Parrish (FL) Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Loraine Walsh Foust Dunbar, and by his daughters Sandra Dunbar Scofield, Linda Foust Fisk (husband Carlton), Camie Foust, and by his sister Milly Dunbar Ranney. He will be missed by his Grand Children: Carlyn Fisk McAvoy, Casey Fisk, Courtney Fisk Hogan, Jennifer Scofield, Tracy Scofield Smith, Leslie Scofield Wood, Heather Little Sutton, and 17 Great Grand Children. He is also survived by nephews Curtis Schelzel and Richard Henry. He is preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Bonnie Dunbar Little, and his sister Luella Dunbar Henry.
Internment and a memorial service will be held at a later date at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, in Boscowen, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Oct. 6, 2013