Robert David Dunton The Villages, FL Robert David Dunton, of Palo Alto Village in The Villages, FL, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 in the early morning hours. In his 90 plus years, Robert Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and beloved friend to all. During WWII he was in the Air Force (The Air Corps back then) and then onto Ohio University for a BS degree in science. He worked for Boeing, Pratt and Whitney for roughly 10 years before starting his educational career at Shenendehowa, in Clifton Park, NY. Getting his master's degree in education, Bob taught biology, was a class dean and eventually principal of the junior high. He championed education and on his free time he was a tutor for countless at risk teens and worked along side the American Legion as an advisor to high school boys on their pursuit to Boy's State in Tallahassee. He delivered meals for home bound, volunteered driving people to medical appointments and on his free time he loved to play golf with the O.F's, followed the stock market and be around his family and friends. Robert Bob is survived by his wife, Joan; his children, Dr. Robert Dunton, wife, Mary Lou, Carol Rieken, husband, Bill; step children, Mark Opicka and Debra Murphy and countless grandchildren. Tom Dunton, his son, preceded him in death and now they are together once again. The family will have a memorial service at Beyers Funeral Home, 134 N. Hwy. 27/441, Lady Lake, FL on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate Bob's amazing life. This will be followed by a burial at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Villagers for Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162. Condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake/The Villages, FL in charge of arrangements.
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Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory
134 N Us Highway 441 Lady Lake, FL 32159
Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on June 27, 2014