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Obituary: George F. Dunbar, 87, Wellsville

George F. Dunbar, 87, formerly of 4601 Bolivar Road, passed away on
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the Highland Park Rehabilitation and
Nursing Center. He was born November 12, 1932 in Brattleboro, VT, the
son of the late Herbert H. and Lulu (Slicer) Dunbar.

George moved to Wellsville from Connecticut in 1987 with the Ingersoll
Rand. He was employed as an Export Coordinator for new and aftermarket
units for Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville, retiring in 1995. He
was an avid gardener and a wonderful cook.

George was educated at the University of Vermont. He was a concert
pianist, professional soloist and choir member. In February of 1955 as a
member of the famed Center Concert Choir from the U. S. Navel Training
Station, in Bainbridge, Maryland, he sang for President and Mrs.
Eisenhower. He also appeared on several television programs from New
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, including Ed Sullivan's
“Toast of the Town”. He sang in various churches including the Brick
Presbyterian Church in New York City, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in
Philadelphia, and various churches in Connecticut. He was a member of
the Simsbury Light Opera Company, the Solo Choir in Connecticut, and
sang for the Hartford Festival of Music at Lincoln Center. He taught at
the Hartford School of Music and the Hartford Conservatory of Music.

He is survived by one brother, Herbert H. Dunbar of West Glover, VT; and
one sister: Shirley D. (Byron “Pete”) Moyer of Middletown Spring, VT; 12
nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased in addition to his parents by a brother, Wayne Dunbar

A private service is being planned for a later date. Please consider
memorial donations to any  charity of the donor's choice. To leave
online condolences, please visit
www.embserfuneralhome.com.

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