Robert Glen Dunbar
1922 - 2019
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 www.coldrencrates.com.
CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
620 N. Main St
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
Tuesday, June 11th 2019 - 10:30 AM
Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church [Map]
204 S. Main St
Mt. Blanchard, Ohio 45867
Final Resting Place:
Riverview Cemetery [Map]
Mt. Blanchard, Ohio
Full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.
Condolences For Robert Glen Dunbar
Diane and Walt George
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.
With much love,
Carol, Tony, Anthony, Leon, Nancy, Brenda, and Brent
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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.