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Outside of my parents, Bob Dunn was probably more responsible for my happy and satisfying life and career in education. Since I was class of '63 at Hall, he was just starting out as principal. He wrote my college Letter of Recommendation to Bowdoin. Later, I was working in California when he called to offer me the job as the first Director of Activities at the new Hall in 1970. (I often wonder what I would have become had he

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Posted by: Thomas Lorch - west hartford, CT - Friend   Jul 24, 2017

I would like to express my deepest condolences for your loss may you find comfort in the God of all comfort Matthews 5:4

Posted by: - Baltimore   Jul 24, 2017

Dear Gladys:

Please accept my condolences on Bob's passing. I remember Dr. Dunn vividly and with the utmost respect.

My connection with Dr. Dunn was by virtue of my basketball skills, intelligence and character at Conard H.S. He was absolutely special and had a genuine interest in all students. He will be missed my many because he touched the lives of so many people.


James A. Johnson, Esq. aka Jimmy Johnson Conard H. S. 1960

Posted by: James Johnson - West Hartford, CT - Student   Jul 24, 2017

As a member of Wm. H. Hall High School's Class of 1965, I was one of Dr. Dunn's major challenges. Who would have guessed I would end up serving over 45 years in law enforcement? Over these years, I had been in contact with Dr. Dunn several times. I want to offer my prayers and condolences to Mrs. Dunn and all those who love him.

Posted by: Gerald Goldstein - Baltimore, MD   Jul 24, 2017


So sorry to hear of Dr. Dunns passing. A great educator and keeper of students, he will be missed and our condolences go out to you and the entire family at this time.

Hall High Class of 74.

Posted by: Greg & Susan DiDonato - Bristol, CT - Student   Jul 24, 2017

My name is Patricia Hemme I was the principal's helper in the William H.High School office I talked to Dr. Dunn every day and helped with the switchboard and was friends with the whole office with his secretary Mrs. Courtemanche. I stayed friends with both Dr. Dunn and Mrs. Dunn as Mrs. Dunn was my guidance counselor at King Phillip Middle School with both of them they are my treasure friends and I continued talking and seeing them from time

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Posted by: Patricia Hemme - West Hartford, CT - Friend   Jul 24, 2017


I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a gentle, kind and wonderful man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

On behalf of all of us here at the University of Hartford, he will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

Sending love and hugs, Lauren

Posted by: Lauren Parda - West Hartford, CT - Acquaintance   Jul 24, 2017

An amazing and inspiring life - an amazing man. Thank you for your dedication to education. -Anita Simon, Hall High class of 1972.

Posted by: Anita Simon    Jul 24, 2017

My thoughts are with you and I am sorry for your loss. Gladys, you are strong; you are one of most special people I have ever met. Bob led a full life and he touched the lives of so many people.

Posted by: Dennis Brann - Venice, FL - Coworker   Jul 23, 2017

We are saddened by the news. Dr. Dunn hds the admiration and respect of our family. Please accept our condolences at this time. Elaine and Harvey Raisner and children Bruce, Beth, Lisa, and Adam who died in 2009. We remember the gracious visit of Dr. and Mrs Dunn at our home to pay a condolence call at the sad time for our family.

Posted by: Elaine and Harvey Raisner - Boynton Beach, Florida, FL - Friend   Jul 23, 2017