Gilbert Dumas Obituary

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Mr. Gilbert O. Dumas

December 18, 1930 - March 14, 2012
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Gilbert O. Dumas, 81, formerly of Potsdam and Hannawa Falls, passed away surrounded by family at his home in Marana, Arizona on March 14th, 2012. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 20th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Potsdam. Calling hours will be on Monday, March 19th from 4-7 PM at Garner Funeral Home. Gil, as he was known to friends and relatives, was born December 18, 1930 in North Lawrence, New York. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. Following his service, he moved to Potsdam, married JoAnn Fowler, raised five children and became a fixture in the community until he and JoAnn...
Gilbert O. Dumas, 81, formerly of Potsdam and Hannawa Falls, passed away surrounded by family at his home in Marana, Arizona on March 14th, 2012. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 20th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Potsdam. Calling hours will be on Monday, March 19th from 4-7 PM at Garner Funeral Home.
Gil, as he was known to friends and relatives, was born December 18, 1930 in North Lawrence, New York. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. Following his service, he moved to Potsdam, married JoAnn Fowler, raised five children and became a fixture in the community until he and JoAnn retired to Arizona in 2002.
Gil retired in 1990 after 36 years of service at SUNY Potsdam. He was a member of the Potsdam Fire Department; the Potsdam Elks Club; Knights of Columbus; the Friends of the Potsdam Library; he was a lifetime member of the Friends of the Oro Valley, Arizona Public Library; and was a longtime member of the Potsdam Country Club.
He was predeceased by his parents, Regina LaFrancis and Frank Dumas of North Lawrence; and by 8 of his ten siblings: Francis, Charles, Carl, John, Paul, Raymond, Lawrence and Grace.
Gil is survived by sisters Cecilia Donahue of Red Hook, NY and Theresa Monroe of Brasher Falls; by JoAnn Dumas, his wife of 56 years; by sons Michael (Pam) of Colton, Danny (Diana) of Tucson, AZ, Christopher of Sandwich, MA, David (Jamie) of Glens Falls, NY; daughter Jennifer Wiggin (Tom) of Marana, AZ; by eleven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews – all of whom he loved dearly.

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