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Samuel Harvey Dunlap

1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Samuel Harvey Dunlap Obituary
Dunlap, Samuel Harvey

Samuel Harvey Dunlap

6/23/1926 â€" 7/18/2016. Sam Dunlap passed away peacefully July 18, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. Sam was born in Philadelphia, PA June 23, 1926 to Dessa Sell. In 1949 Sam married Kathryn Ellis, daughter of Oliver Ellis and Vera Jones, on September 3, 1949 in Salt Lake City, UT. Sam and Kay had three children: David Benton Dunlap who passed in 1969; Carol Laurine Dunlap who passed in 1995; and Dana Barry Dunlap. Sam had four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Sam enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 in 1944. He was assigned to the USS New York in the Pacific theater seeing action at both Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the war he enlisted in the Navy Reserves and served in the Korean War. Sam graduated from University of Utah with a degree in Economics. Sam's thirty year career began at Mountain States Telephone as a pay phone coin collector. Sam obtained his degree and rose up the career ladder in a variety of roles, including Sales, Marketing and Executive-level Management. He worked in Salt Lake City UT, Denver CO and Albuquerque NM. He retired as an Assistant Vice President in 1982.

Sam served the community being charitable with his time and leadership skills. Sam helped the less fortunate for many years through volunteer work at United Way. He was Chairman of the Board for the Association of Commerce and Industry, NM from 1980-1982. Sam was on the Board of Directors for St. Joseph Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. He was on the Advisory Council at University of New Mexico Robert O. Anderson School of Management and helped raise funds for the Minority Scholarship Program.

Sam and Kay spent their retirement years in the Northwest, volunteering, traveling and enjoying the good life. They built several homes in Oregon and Washington State. Sam and Kay moved back to Albuquerque in 2015 so Sam could spend quality time with his son Dana. He enjoyed many beloved Mexican food meals after his return to Albuquerque. Sam will be greatly missed. His sense of humor never waned. There will be no service or funeral at this time. Sam's cremains will wait for Kay to pass. Their remains will be buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver CO.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from July 30 to July 31, 2016
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