Robert G. Dunbar, 82, of Meshoppen Creek Road, Meshoppen, died at Tyler Memorial Hospital on Monday after a long illness.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 17, 1931, son of the late William and Clara (Wall) Dunbar, he had many talents and many jobs throughout the years. He was a painter, a carpenter, a merchant mariner and a handyman, among other things. His favorite job of all was at Slumber Valley Campground, where he spent decades living and working. It was his passion and his home.
Bob loved being outdoors, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and nature walks. He especially loved the late night walks through Slumber Valley Campground with his loving dog and faithful companion, Pierre.
He is survived by daughters, Katy Carnevale, Meshoppen; and Cindy Fredendall, Binghamton, N.Y.; a son, Robert Brown and wife, Ruth, Dallas; stepchildren, George Thomas and wife, Mary, Laceyville; and Judy Bauman and husband, Mike, Meshoppen; a special young man, Paul Fassett, whom he loved like a son; a cousin, Florence Farrey, Waterbury, Conn.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his uncle, George; and aunt, Helen Dunbar, with whom he lived for several years; a daughter, Donna Lee Meier; a stepdaughter, Sharon Brostoski; and a brother, William Dunbar Jr.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church, with Pastor Gary Myers of the church officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Sheldon Funeral Homes, Route 6, Meshoppen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church, 408 Briar Ridge Road, Meshoppen, PA 18630.
Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfu neralhomes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 19, 2014