Bob Dunn - April 8, 2017

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GLENMONT-Bob Dunn, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8th, with his loving family at his side. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to the area as a boy. He attended LaSalle Institute in Troy and later graduated from Ravena - Coeymans High School. As a young man he worked as a surveyor during the construction of Niagara Mohawk Power Plant. He went on to become owner operator of an excavation business and a self employed truck driver, working for Callanan Industries, and then drove for Pacific Molasses until his retirement.

 

Bob lit up the lives of many. He never met a stranger and never forgot a friend. His spirit, kindness, and quick wit will be long remembered and missed. Bob enjoyed life as evidenced by his many interests, projects, and hobbies. He was a car enthusiast and brilliant mechanic. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed golfing, bowling, camping, boating, and fishing. His final project was a 1926 Model T Ford Roadster Pickup. When he wasn’t tuning the truck he could be seen motoring around Delmar.

 

Bob was a member of the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, a dedicated and loyal Mason  with the Guttenberg Lodge in Albany for 40 years.  As a proud Shriner he belonged to the Motor Patrol and could often be seen driving one of his classic cars in a parade, honking and waving to the crowds, thanking them for coming. Being a member of the Sheppard Club, he frequently drove children and their families to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Carol Ann and his children, Suzanne Lambert (Steve), Bill Dunn (Laura), Dianne Patterson (Kevin), and Sandra Sherwood (Randy); grandchildren Robert  Dunn (Candace), Laura Lambert, Kyle Patterson, Lily and Ridley Sherwood.

 

We would like to thank the caring and supportive staff of The Community Hospice of Albany, especially Doris and Nick.

 

Calling hours are Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:30 - 6:30 immediately followed by the funeral service at the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, 38 Church Rd. Selkirk, NY.

 

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Shriners Childrens Hospital, or The Community Hospice of Albany.