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George A. Dunbar Jr.


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George A. Dunbar, Jr.

Essex JCT - George A. Dunbar, Jr. shed his earthly ties on January 27, 2018 to go to his heavenly home.

Born October 8, 1925 to George and Tressa (Haley) Dunbar of Windsor, VT. He spent his youth in Windsor graduating with honors from Windsor High School in 1943.

George enlisted in the U.S. Navy September 1943 at the age of 17 to be deployed to the Pacific theater to pilot landing crafts during the invasion of Okinawa.

George returned to Windsor after the war where he met the love of his life, Olive (Tootsie) Russell, whom he married on October 26, 1947. George's family grew while in Windsor with the birth of his beloved daughter, Linda. He held a number of jobs while in Windsor ranging from plumber's apprentice to machinist at Cone Automatic.

In 1957, the family moved to Burlington when George accepted a job at the newly constructed IBM facility in Essex Junction. It was shortly after that they were blessed again with the addition of their son, George III. George held several positions at IBM, ultimately achieving the position of third level manufacturing manager in 1972. George retired from IBM in December 1983 after 27 years of service.

Moving to Essex Junction in 1975, George became active in his community proudly serving as a Trustee from 1985 to 1989 and Village President from 1989 to 2001. He was recognized by the Vermont State Legislature for his dedication and service to the community in 2002.

George was an avid baseball and hockey fan. As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan he was elated to have lived long enough to see his team win their three World Championships. As a hockey fan he supported the UVM men's team of the 60's & 70's and continues to cheer for the Boston Bruins, much to his family's dismay.

George was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Tootsie, his parents, and an infant brother Edward. His spirit lives on with his family, daughter, Linda Ballard of CA, son George III and his wife Judy of Essex Jct., his grandson and wife, George IV and Sabrina Dunbar, of CA with their children George V and Gavin and his granddaughter Sarah Dunbar of Essex Jct. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Kent of Windsor, VT and Beverly King and husband, Frederick (Jim) of Eliot , Maine. Uncle "Dubbie" also leaves behind numerous beloved nieces and nephews and their families each of whom added greatly to his happiness over the years.

The family would like to thank the Mansfield Place staff, Essex Rescue and the University Medical Center ER staff for their professionalism and compassion during his final hours.

He was a fortunate man to have so many friends and colleagues whose friendships he cherished over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Essex Rescue, 1 Educational Drive, Essex Junction, VT 05452 .

A celebration of his life will occur Saturday, February 10, 2018 with calling hours from 1-3PM at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, VT.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1PM at the First Congregational Church, 39 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT.

Interment will be in Windsor, VT at a later date of the family's choosing.

For a more detailed version of the obituary please visit corbinandpalmer.com

Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, VT in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 31, 2018
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