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.
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.
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.
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.
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.