Robert Glen Dunbar

1922 - 2019

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Robert G. "Old Timer" Dunbar, age 96, of Mt. Blanchard, died at 10:53pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Arlington. He was born in Amanda Township on August 7, 1922 to the late Robert B. and Florence Mae (Howard) Dunbar. On May 8, 1941 he married Martha J. Beekman and she survives. He is also survived by his children: Robert G. (Sally) Dunbar of Punta Gorda, FL, Dana D. (Bonnie) Dunbar of Findlay, Markus K. Dunbar of Mt. Blanchard, and Linda (Loring) Ebersole of Findlay; brother, Keith Dunbar of Mt. Blanchard; 9 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by siblings: Howard Dunbar, Ruben Dunbar, Gene Dunbar, Blanche Alge, Helen Dunbar, Dale Krout, Evelyn Steinman, and Lois Roth. Bob graduated in 1940 from Mt. Blanchard High School. He earned his Bachelors Degree in 1952 from Findlay College and his Masters Degree from the University of Dayton. He was a member of the Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church. He taught school at Kenton High School for 26 years after having taught at Harpster for 5 years. He coached baseball, football, track and basketball and started the Little League Program in Mt. Blanchard. He was an avid outdoorsman. He had served on the Mt. Blanchard town council, a member of the Kenton Elks, the Findlay Legion and Amvets, and the Lions Club. He served in the United States Navy and was aboard the first ship entering Japan at Tokyo Bay after their surrender. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Monday, June 10, 2019, at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior to the services at the church. Pastor Brett Kelly will officiate and interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Monday, June 10th 2019 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church[Map]
    204 S. Main St
    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio 45867
    Tuesday, June 11th 2019 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, June 11th 2019 - 10:30 AM

  • Service Location:

    Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church [Map]
    204 S. Main St
    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio 45867

  • Final Resting Place:

    Riverview Cemetery [Map]

    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio

  • Contributions:

  • Instructions:

    Full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

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To : The Robert Glen Dunbar Family
Date :Friday, June 7th 2019
From : Walter and Diane George
Sorry to learn of your loss. You were fortunate to have had your loved one for so many years.

With sympathy,
Diane and Walt George

To : Dunbar Family
Date :Friday, June 7th 2019
From : Becky Wilson Schmidt
Mr. Dunbar was one of my favorite teachers. I was in his 1966-67 COE class and went on to be a Business Educ. Teacher for 30 years. Part of my teaching assignment for half of that time was COE. He helped many people in many ways!

To : Dunbar Family
Date :Friday, June 7th 2019
From : Brian Beckwith
To all the Dunbars:
You cannot be from Mt. Blanchard without being touched by the Dunbar family. We had the good fortune of early growing up right across the street from Bob and Martha and their family.

Bob was my Dad’s teammate from high school for football and later for fast-pitch softball. They were card playing pals for years too. Bob also was my driver’s ed teacher one summer in high school. I did not have the best driving record…just sayin’

Bob had a nickname for everyone. Joyce and I joined the Seniors for a bus trip to a Tribe game. I asked Bob if he actually knew what my given name. His priceless response will stay in my memory. Bob said, “Yes, it’s Brian. Why do you ask Dink?” Nicknames are part of Bob’s legacy.

Several members of the Dunbar clan were my classmates for 12 years too. Boog, Tank, Jet and Judy went all the way from Mt. B elementary first grade to RHS 1969 graduates together. Boog, Tank and I got into a little mischief together. Warner Gill stopped by my dad’s garage to confront me about that. They may not remember but I sure do.

Most of us were members of the Davy Crockett band or whatever that was in the Mt. Blanchard festival parade. She might deny it now but Linda was our leader/majorette then. It must have been in the late 50’s because it was pre-Riverdale.

Any way you look at it Mt. Blanchard lost one of its great ones. While the last few years were not his best, his legacy will live on through all of those whose lives he touched. We are blessed to have known him for as long as we have.

Our sympathies are extended to the entire Dunbar family.

To : The Dunbar Family
Date :Friday, June 7th 2019
From : Greg Beckwith Family
Bob Dunbar had a profound effect on many young people in NW Ohio through his coaching, teaching, and humor. I was one of them. He was responsible for many nicknames attached to people and many of them like mine, Peck, are still in use 60+ years later. My Dad and Bob were great friends. I would be remiss if I did not mention that MB owned Arlington back in their HS football days. Last but not least, thank you, Bob, for your service to our country!! RIP, my mentor.

To : Aunt Martha Dunbar and family
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : Don Linda Steinman
Aunt Martha and family. Many fond memories of Uncle Bob, the family genealogy stories, old family items that he cherished, sports stories, hunting and fishing, you could say he was a very interesting uncle and fun to be around. Bob and mom were close in age and close to each other in this large family. He will be missed by all who loved and respected him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Don & Linda & family.

To : The Dunbar Family
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : Todd Freeman
You have my deepest sympathy on Robert's passing. Your family is in my prayer.

To : The Dunbar Family
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : Rob Clements
My heart and prayers go out to your entire family, Bob was one of a kind, he was such a great person to be around. I loved his stories and he always had a smile on his face. As a kid I can always remember my dad and Jim coming in at night saying there is no way Old tuner and Hank caught more raccoon last night than we did, but I seemed that every night they always did. But the stories and the end of the season game night at Bobs house I will always remember. My heart goes out for your loss but he brought a lot of joy to so many people in his life. God bless you all.

To : Melissa Dunbar
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : Mayo JrSr and Garcia
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Dunbar Family. Rest in Peace Mr. Dunbar.
With much love,
Carol, Tony, Anthony, Leon, Nancy, Brenda, and Brent

To : Dunbar family
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : Paul and Cathy Lauck
Our deepest sympathies for all of you. Bob was full of smiles and stories. Bob gave Junior his nickname, JR. JR remembers playing cards at their house in the basement. While they were playing cards, Bob and Martha were playing cards upstairs. JR remembers that Bob took him to Ballzo's pond to go fishing. JR couldn't do much because he had just had his appendix removed. He thought that was nice of him. They mostly caught bass that day in 1972. Many good memories. Take care.

To : Martha grandma
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : Penny
Sorry to hear this, my thoughts and deepest sympathy to you! If you ever need anything just let me know.always here. Love you Grandma Dunbar!

To : Dunbar family
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : George speck
So sorry to hear about timer. He was a generous man who would give you anything in the world. My heart goes out to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you guys.

To : Boog
Date :Monday, June 10th 2019
From : Nan Lugibihl Wells
Your dad was my driver's ed instructor the summer of 1967. I have fun memories of driving to Kenton to visit his friends. He made me wear a red ribbon on my right wrist when I drove. But it didn't work because I'm still left/right challenged.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.


To : Bob Dunbar
Date :Monday, June 10th 2019
From : The Hindinger family
From our family to your family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

To : Dunbar family
Date :Monday, June 10th 2019
From : Becky speck
So sorry about timer passing away my heart and prayers go out to you all

To : Martha and family
Date :Monday, June 10th 2019
From : Bill Barrett
Deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have many fond memories from KHS with Bob. He told some great stories! Sending prayers your way
Bill Barrett

To : The Robert G Dunbar Family
Date :Monday, June 10th 2019
From : Jack Glick
Losing someone who is loved and needed is life's greatest sadness.
But although they are no longer with you, May you find them always
in your heart. Caring thoughts are with you today, Expressing the sympathy words cannot say.