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Eugene Bradley Dunlap Jr.


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Eugene Bradley Dunlap Jr. Obituary
EUGENE BRADLEY DUNLAP, JR. July 8, 1928 September 7, 2014 Eugene B Dunlap, Jr. was born July 8, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He lived in Riverside, CA from 1958 until his death on September 7th, 2014. He is survived by his wife and 3 of their children. Gene met the love of his life, Melba Nordyke, at a USO dance while stationed at McCord AFB, WA. They married in 1951 and enjoyed a full 63 years of adventures. Together they raised 4 children: James, Richard (deceased, 1971), Melena, and David. Eugene was a member of the USAF from 1948 to 1968. During his career in the USAF he was among the first in our nation to work with early computers in data processing. He achieved the rank of SMSGT and was given a total of 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. Gene was also recognized with personal letters from 3 different Generals praising his innovative and efficient work. After his retirement from the USAF he spent 16 years with the Riverside County Data Processing Department. Because of his experience he was put in charge of building the entire network for computer services to every county office from Riverside to Blythe. After his retirement from Riverside County in 1984 he was a devoted volunteer for 12 years at both March Air Field Museum and the Jurupa Cultural Center where he built many of the displays. Gene and Mel enjoyed many years traveling in their motor home, playing with their family, and experiencing the world after retirement. He worked hard to provide for the family of whom he was very proud. His steady devotion to his wife and his children will not be forgotten. With love and respect his family says goodbye. Private interment will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to RCRMC Foundation at P.O. Box 9850, Moreno Valley, CA 92552.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 21, 2014
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