Duane H. Dunbar, 69, of Boothbay Harbor, died Oct. 1 at his home. He was born June 28, 1947 in St. Johnsbury, Vt. to Harold J. Dunbar Jr. and Barbara Moore Dunbar. Duane grew up in Barnet, Vt. and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy. He graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Duane worked in accounting for public accounting firms and private industry in Berlin and Northfield, Vt., and lived in Montpelier. He worked in several places in Maine including TDS phone company, Knickerbocker, Poole Brothers, Hammond Lumber, and the Boothbay Railway Museum, retiring in 2011. He was treasurer of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and Used Book Store.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of the Aurora Lodge AF & AM #22 in Monpelier, Vt., Valley of Montpelier Scottish Rite, and Valley of Burlington, Vt. Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Boothbay Fish & Game and a lifetime member of the NRA.
Duane loved to be outside and had a great sense of humor. He loved to do carpentry work and was always working on several projects. He had a passion for old cars, and played piano. He was a former exhibition water skier when he was young. Most of all, he loved to dance.
Duane was predeceased by his father; and by sister, Paula Nye.
He is survived by wife, Londa Dunbar of Boothbay Harbor; mother, Barbara M. Dunbar of W. Barnet, Vt.; daughter, Diana Brooks of Ravensdale, Wash.; sister, Bonnie Easter and husband Don of W. Barnet, Vt.; step-son, Cory Hyson and his wife Gina of Gorham; step-daughter, Kristy Hyson of Edgecomb; grandsons, Ryan, Alex and Jamie Brooks of Ravensdale, Wash.; and granddaughters, Sia and Aera Hyson of Gorham, and Amber and Skyler Hyson of Edgecomb.
A memorial service to celebrate Duane’s life will be held 1 p.m., Sat., Oct. 29 at the Charles E. Sherman American Legion Post #36, Industrial Park Drive in Boothbay.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Duane’s memory to Boothbay Region Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 280, Boothbay, ME 04537; Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556; or Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, 4 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.
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Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay.