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DUNN, Hugh "George"

DUNN - Hugh "George"
101 years and 4 months, of East Aurora, NY, passed away April 23, 2012, at Henderson, NV. He was born December 7, 1910 in Buffalo. He was a 1928 graduate of Lafayette High School. In 1939, he established one of the earliest homes on Hunters Creek Road, Wales Center, where he and his wife, Margaret, raised five children. George worked at Bell Aircraft during WW II. After the war, he worked at Buffalo Forge as a mechanical draftsman until his retirement in 1975. George was passionate about nature, fishing, and the Boy Scouts, serving as a Boy Scout Master from 1949-1961, instilling the love of nature in his children and others. He was instrumental in preserving Kenny Glen Park on Hunters Creek Road. He was an avid archer and member of the Hawkeye Bowman Archery Club of Alden, NY. George's 101 year life-span encompassed the sinking of the Titanic, World War I, Prohibition, 1929 stock market crash (George was a stock runner), first commercial air service, the Great Depression, Big Band, World War II (Pearl Harbor was on his birthday), party line telephones, shellac, 45 and 78 rpm records, reel-to-reel tape players, the advent of TV, Elvis, Sputnik, the Cold Wars, the Beatles, Vietnam War (two sons saw action), moon landings, fall of Communism, advent of the internet, two Gulf Wars, 9/11, Afghanistan War, the IPOD, and Smartphones. He kept his cool through it all including 18 presidents from Taft to Obama. Through it all, he believed that the basic good of mankind would always prevail. George was predeceased by wife Margaret Marie Person (2006, aged 90). He is survived by five children, Roger (Christine) Dunn of Uerzig, Germany, Gregory (Anne) Dunn of Ellicott City, MD, Kristine Turner of Henderson, NV, Clyde (Debbie Peterson) Dunn of Colden, NY, Regina (Peter Scott) Dunn of Auckland, New Zealand; three grandchildren, Steven, Yvette and Christian; four great-grandchildren, Emil, Danielle, Emma and Ben; and a niece, Penny Raps McNamara of Buffalo. Those who met and knew George were richer for it and his gifts of poems and letters touched many. A memorial service was held by his immediate family in Henderson, NV. For those wishing to pay their respects, George can be found in the leaves of the trees, the birds and the clouds of the sky. He loved tracking the phases of the moon and never ceased to wonder at its beauty. He will be missed tremendously by all.

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